The number of Victorian patients waiting for elective surgery is at its lowest level since June 2010.

As of 30 June this year, 37,004 people remained on the list – the lowest number since the last year of the Brumby Labor Government, when 36,988 patients were waiting for elective surgery.

Casey Hospital has played its role in the significant improvement in elective surgery waits, with the number of patients dropping by 488 to 1,029 at the end of June compared to last year.

The VHSP shows the Casey Hospital performed strongly in a number of key areas, including:

  • Reduction in the number of patients on the elective surgery waiting list – from 1517 at the end of the June 2015 quarter to 1029 at the end of June.
  • Treated 1814 patients from the elective surgery waiting list in the June quarter, up on the 1508 waiting list admissions in the previous 3 months.
  • Saw 15,872 patients who presented to the emergency department in the 3 months to the end of June – up from 14,751 presentations a year earlier.
  • Treated 100% of Category 1 emergency patients immediately on arrival at the hospital ED in the 3 months to the end of June.

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley

“Under the Liberal’s watch we saw waiting lists skyrocket leaving many local residents who were in desperate need of surgery facing an agonising wait,”

“Now the Andrews Labor Government is getting on with properly supporting and funding our hospitals and ensuring that surgery patients are receiving their operations much quicker,”

“It’s a fantastic result for the hardworking team at Casey Hospital and great news for local residents who are waiting for surgery.”