Victorian elective surgeries suspended as coronavirus cases grow

28 July 2020

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced “with some regret” today that elective surgeries would be suspended, except for category one and the most urgent category two procedures.

The suspensions will apply to public and private hospitals in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire, which are under stage three restrictions.

Mr Andrews said the decision was made with “a sense of absolute urgency” to both free up Victorian health workers to go into aged care homes overwhelmed by outbreaks, and free up hospital beds to treat residents diagnosed with coronavirus. Read the full story here