What is an Elective Surgery Wait list?
After being informed by your doctor that you require an operation/procedure, you will be placed on the Eastern Health elective surgery waiting list.
The timing of your elective surgery is based on the urgency category that your doctor has assigned.
These categories are:
Category 1: Admission within 30 days desirable for a condition that has the potential to deteriorate quickly to the point that it may become an emergency.
Category 2: Admission within 90 days desirable due to the clinical condition of the patient.
Category 3: Admission within 365 days is desirable due to the clinical condition of the patient.
Eastern Health aims to treat patients within these time frames; however, from time to time more urgent cases may result in longer timeframes.
When will I receive a date for my operation/Procedure?
Once you have been placed on the Elective Surgery Wait list for your procedure, Eastern Health will contact you with a date for your procedure. This may mean that you may not be contacted by our Liaison Nurses for quite some time. To ensure minimal delays, you must notify the Elective Surgery Access Unit of any changes to your mailing address or contact numbers. Please contact the Elective Surgery Access Unit on the contact details provided in the letter you receive when you are referred to the waiting list.