Specialist colleges slam elective surgery ban reversal

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons president says surgeons working in private hospitals were appalled by the government's decision

The Federal Government’s decision to extend the deadline on non-urgent elective surgeries in private hospitals could lead to further shortages of PPE and anaesthetic medicine, doctors have warned.

RACS president Dr Tony Sparnon.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that all non-urgent category 3 procedures and some semi-urgent category 2 surgeries in public and private hospitals