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Shorter wait times for elective surgery

12 September 2017
Local Health Districts will receive $3 million to help reduce the wait times for common elective surgeries.
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People needing common elective surgeries of hip and knee replacements and cataract extractions will benefit from the government funding boost.

A panel of NSW Health and Agency of Clinical Innovation staff will assess proposals from NSW Local Health Districts and allocate the funding accordingly.

Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said the funding and hard work of public hospital staff has seen NSW patients get access to elective surgery quicker than anyone else.

“The sooner people have their operations, the sooner they can get on with their lives,” Mr Hazzard said.

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