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Predictable Surgery Program

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

Predictable Surgery

The acronym PREDICTABLE describes the important aspects of this program.

The Surgery Access Line staff will be able to provide people with information regarding current waiting times and will investigate options for earlier treatment either at a local hospital or another hospital with another surgeon.

Elective Surgery

Each year more than 200,000 patients have elective surgery in NSW public hospitals. Waiting list management is a challenging, dynamic and complex process requiring input from and coordination by a multidisciplinary team.

Emergency Surgery

Emergency surgery is a major component of the provision of surgical services for the population of NSW and is often more complex and surgically challenging than elective surgery.

National Elective Surgery Targets

The National Elective Surgery Targets are a component of the National Performance Agreement and aim to ensure that elective surgical patients are treated within their recommended clinical priority time frame.

Related Projects

Other projects by the Surgical Services Taskforce



Program Contacts

Melinda Pascoe
A/Principal Policy Advisor – Surgery
NSW Ministry of Health
Phone: 02 9391 9557