Elective surgeries slashed by half at private Victorian hospitals
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Elective surgeries have been cut by 50 per cent at private hospitals as the health system strains under the weight of rising COVID-19 cases.
Neil Mitchell has seen emails sent to staff at multiple private hospitals in Melbourne informing them that the state government has issued a directive to slash elective surgeries by half for at least a month.
Urgent surgeries can still proceed.
The Age reports all non-urgent elective surgeries at COVID-19 hospitals have also been halted.
The state government has not yet made an announcement on the changes.
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