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.
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.
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.
- Pre Procedure Preparation
- Extended Day Only
- High Volume Short Stay Surgical (HVSSS) Model
- Self Assessment Checklist
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.
Other projects by the Surgical Services Taskforce
A/Principal Policy Advisor – Surgery
NSW Ministry of Health
Phone: 02 9391 9557
View the Surgical Services Taskforce pages.