The government has eased restrictions on elective surgery. Now that Australia has adequate stock of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), these surgeries can safely resume.
- All elective surgery restrictions have been lifted.
Category one and emergency surgery was never affected by these temporary measures and members continue to be covered.
These procedures relieve severe pain and discomfort, save sight and improve people’s quality of life.
Members with private health insurance can avoid long public hospital wait lists and have their surgery performed by a Doctor of their choice and have continuity of care.
Private health insurers are working with private hospitals and doctors to give patients access to timely, safe and efficient care.