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Key update: elective surgery

  • To ensure our hospitals have the beds, equipment and staff they need to continue the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19), all Category 3 and non-urgent Category 2 elective surgery across Victoria has been paused. These restrictions apply to public and private hospitals and day procedure centres. 
  • Category 1 and urgent Category 2 surgeries will continue to take place. 
  • IVF activity will also be exempt from these restrictions. 
  • Pausing all non-urgent elective surgery across the state will create additional capacity within the health system. 
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

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Call the Department of Health and Human Services on 1300 651 160 to discuss any questions you have. If you need a translator first call 131 450, then request the hotline on 1300 651 160.

For Victorian updates to the current incident, go to:
Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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