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Elective surgery services

A major priority for the South Australian Government is to reduce the waiting time for patients who require elective surgery in our hospitals.

If you require elective surgery, your specialist will place you on a hospital’s booking list after a medical assessment. They will determine how urgent your condition is and plan your surgery using one of the three national clinical urgency categories:

Category 1: Procedures that are clinically indicated within 30 days.
 
Category 2: Procedures that are clinically indicated within 90 days.
 
Category 3: Procedures that are clinically indicated within 365 days.

There are eight metropolitan public hospitals and twenty nine country public hospitals which perform elective surgery which are referred to as Booking List Hospitals in SA.

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