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Key update: elective surgery

  • Non-urgent elective surgeries will resume across Victoria’s regional public and private hospitals from Thursday, 17 September and in metropolitan Melbourne from the end of September.
  • The staged resumption will be in line with the Victorian Government’s roadmap for reopening.
  • The plan will see regional Victoria increase to 75 per cent of usual elective surgery activity from Thursday, 17 September and 85 per cent from 28 September.
  • Hospitals in metropolitan Melbourne will begin to increase up to 75 per cent of usual elective surgery activity from the 28 September, when they enter the Second Step of the roadmap, and 85 per cent of usual activity when they move to the Third Step.
  • All Victorian hospitals will move to 100 per cent of usual elective surgery activity when the state enters the Last Step towards COVID Normal, planned for 23 November.
  • Importantly, at all times throughout the pandemic, urgent elective surgery has continued across Victoria.
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