Managing Operating Theatre Efficiency for Elective Surgery


Waiting times for elective surgery will continue to increase if NSW Health does not improve its management of operating theatres. On the positive side NSW public hospitals are performing more elective surgery than in previous years and are treating patients substantially within national clinical timeframes. However, more operations will be needed as targets are getting tighter and demand is growing.


Parliamentary reference - Report number #232 - released 17 July 2013