Albury Day Surgery is proud to be working with Albury Wodonga Health in reducing Public waiting lists.
This is a collaboration we have been involved with over many years and we look forward to continuing our working relationship with AWH by providing quality care to our community.
If you are a public patient on a current wait list or have any questions regarding your procedure with AWH please contact them
02 6058 4444 or the Elective Surgery Unit on 02 6058 4802
This article originally appeared in The Border Mail
The new partnership commenced in December 2021 and by June 2022 we have already provided care for 250 patients with the numbers continuing
to grow. Collaborating with our clinicians and a vision for long term partnership is what we pride ourselves on here at ADS.
“We had an opportunity here that many other parts of the state didn’t,” he said.
“We’ve identified the types of surgery and cases that can be dealt with and we are working with those surgeons and private hospitals.
“Obviously it requires surgeons and patients to agree that that’s what they want … but at this time of year it (the funding) couldn’t be better.”
Dr Spring hoped it would make a significantly reduce the waiting list of about 4500 people, particularly those needing orthopedic and general surgery.
“We’re very pleased the government actually allocated us 20 per cent of the available funds for Victoria,” he said.
Benambra MP Bill Tilley said patients were benefiting.
“Because it is over and above their normal surgery lists, the hospitals can provide this extra surgery at a competitive and efficient cost,” he said.
“This means more operations, and more people having their elective surgery.”
The program’s first two stages enabled Victoria’s hospitals to provide almost 17,000 extra operations. Stage three would deliver an estimated 2235 operations, almost 200 more than would have been provided through standard hospital budget allocations.