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Key update: increase to elective surgery

  • More category 2 and some category 3 elective surgeries will resume across public and private hospitals from 27 April 2020. 
  • This could include IVF procedures, post-cancer reconstruction procedures, eye procedures and cataracts, endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures, some dental procedures, joint replacements including knee, hip and shoulder and screening programs for cancer and other diseases. It also includes all procedures for children under the age of 18.
  • This will be managed in a staged process to protect patients and healthcare workers and ensure enough capacity to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients is maintained if required.
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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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Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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