The NSW Ministry of Health Surgery team works in conjunction with the Local Health Districts and Specialty Health Networks to:

  • support the efficient management of surgery waiting lists
  • action enquiries through the Surgery Access Line - Call 1800 053 456
  • ensure the people of NSW have predictable and timely access to appropriate surgical services through both elective and emergency surgery streams.

The NSW Health Surgery Newsletter is now available online. It includes features on local strategies that Local Health Districts and Specialty Health Networks are currently implementing to improve on-time elective surgery performance.

Predictable Surgery Program

The Predictable Surgery Program was developed by the Surgical Services Taskforce in 2005. The program is a set of key strategies designed to improve the delivery of surgical services in NSW. 
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