Statewide Elective Surgery Four-Year Plan
The Statewide Elective Surgery Four-Year Plan 2021-25 provides a focused road map for a sustainable statewide elective surgery and endoscopies program over the next four years.
The Plan supports the goal of 22 800 admissions in 2021-22 and will deliver sustained high levels of surgeries across the four-year period with the aim of reducing the waitlist to sustainable levels.
The four-year plan seeks to:
- Provide a clear, future-focused document that guides state-wide sustainable delivery of elective surgery
- Ensure equitable access for all patients, as determined by clinical decision-making and safety, regardless of where the patient lives or what procedure they are waiting for and enable patients to receive procedures within clinically recommended times
- Promote the implementation of best practice, evidence-based models of care that optimise patient outcomes
- Provide greater transparency to Tasmanians of the process that determines access to elective surgery
- Ensure the system is designed to adequately meet the elective surgery needs of the Tasmanian population
The development of the plan has been overseen by the State-wide Surgical and Perioperative Service’s Steering Committee and includes representation from each of the major four hospitals and across the surgical services professions, including medical, nursing and allied health representation.