Thousands of Sydneysiders will see a significant restriction scrapped from next Monday.
Elective surgery will return to full capacity for public and private patients in hospitals across Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Illawarra health districts from next Monday as NSW reaches “very high rates of vaccination”.
A 75 per cent cap was placed on overnight, non-urgent elective surgery in public and private hospitals across NSW on October 25 to help the health system cope with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
But NSW Health said it was now safe to remove the cap, allowing everyone in Greater Sydney who requires for elective surgery to make plans for their procedures from next week.
“The 75 per cent cap on overnight, non-urgent elective surgery in public and private hospitals can now be safely removed due to the very high rates of vaccination in NSW and stable levels of community transmission,” a statement from the department said.
“The NSW Government is providing $30…