Elective surgery activity

After a specialist clinical assessment, the treating doctor places the patient on an elective surgery waiting list. Patients can be removed from a waiting list for a range of reasons – including because they were admitted for their awaited procedure, the surgery was no longer required, they were treated elsewhere, or they were unable to be contacted or had died.

This section presents information on additions to, and removals from, public hospital elective surgery waiting lists in 2022–23 and in other recent years.

Information is also presented by:

  • urgency category
  • surgical specialty
  • indicator procedure.