Elective Surgery Access and Waiting List Management Policy

Applicable to: This Policy applies to health service providers and their staff members and contracted health entities, where they are involved in the delivery of public elective surgery services. This includes elective surgery services provided by health service providers to patients that elect to be treated as private patients. Some non-surgical procedures are now also included within the scope of this Policy.

Description: This Policy aims to ensure a consistent, patient-focused approach to the efficient, timely and equitable provision of elective surgery services.

Date of effect: 04 April 2017 to 20 February 2022

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