The WA Government has invested $36 million towards an elective surgery blitz.
This will enable approximately 5,800 more elective procedures to be conducted by the end of this year than was projected prior to COVID-19.
To help clear the elective surgery waitlist, hours of operation in theatres will be extended, hours of work available for staff will be increased and additional staff will be used if required.
Care will be prioritised to those who have waited longer than clinically desirable for their care.
Specialties with the highest volume of over boundary cases are gastroenterology, ear nose and throat, urology, ophthalmology, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, and plastic surgery.
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