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Rescheduled elective surgeries and specialist outpatient appointments
North West Hospital and Health Service (HHS) has rescheduled some non-urgent elective surgeries and specialist outpatient appointments. Communication will be ongoing with all impacted patients and we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused. This decision was made as a direct result of the third wave of COVID-19 impacting our staff, causing workforce challenges.
While unfortunate, this is a necessary step to ensure patients can continue to access urgent and critical healthcare if and when they need it. This postponement is likely to continue with modelling showing a peak of COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks. Every effort is being made to care for our patients and we acknowledge the dedicated and committed staff who are working overtime to respond to the demand on our services.
North West HHS encourages the community to stay up to date with the latest health advice regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. While not mandated outside our health facilities, mask wearing is highly encouraged. North West HHS will continue to review the situation and provide regular updates.