Hundreds of South Australians have received much-needed surgery since the state became the first to restart elective surgery after the nationwide shut down in March in response to COVID-19.
SA Health data reveals the number of overdue elective surgery patients has dropped by 21% since the waitlist hit its peak at the end of May.
Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said South Australia has been leading the fight against COVID-19 and the Marshall Liberal Government has had a clear focus on reducing the overdue elective surgery list halving it before the pandemic and we remain committed to delivering that relief for South Australians,” Minister Wade said.
“When the decision was made to recommence elective surgery in May, the first several weeks were spent gradually ramping up to full capacity based on expert health advice.
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