Today Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the government will suspend all elective surgeries other than Category 1 and urgent Category 2 cases.
This will come into effect at midnight, March 25th and applies to both the public and private hospital systems.
“Cancellation of elective surgery will allow the preservation of resources like personal protective equipment and allow health services to prepare for their role in the COVID-19 outbreak,” Mr Morrison said.
We know that this will be difficult news for many women in our community. Our hearts go out to each of you today as we understand the emotional and, in some cases, physical toll this is going to take on many of you.
For those women affected by this announcement, we encourage you to liaise directly with your healthcare team to discuss options.
Pink Hope is here for you during this difficult time – get in touch with us here.