Non-urgent elective surgery will recommence at Albury Wodonga Health after the Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos announced a staged return of operations.
The Health Minister said hospitals in regional Victoria were currently operating at 50 per cent of their usual elective surgery activity, but from yesterday would be able to increase to 75 per cent.
From September 28, elective surgery activity will increase to 85 per cent of normal activity, before moving up to 100 per cent in the last step of Victoria's Roadmap to Recovery.
Albury Wodonga Health chief operating officer Emma Poland said category one and urgent category two surgeries had continued throughout stage three restrictions, but the hospital would now work towards resuming all non-urgent surgery.
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"In line with the latest advice from the Department of Health and Human Services, Albury Wodonga Health is preparing a safe and staged resumption of elective surgery," Ms Poland said.
"This is good news for our community - providing access to important elective surgeries for those who need it most."
Non-urgent elective surgery was initially postponed in Victoria in March, before being reintroduced in June, only to be once again cancelled in August.
While working through the elective surgery waitlist, surgeries will be rebooked on a priority-needs basis.
The Victorian government has said there will be an elective surgery blitz to catch up the backlog when it is safe to do so.
The easing of restrictions in regional Victoria has not resulted in a change to visitation restrictions.