Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
424
Title
Stop blanket bans on elective surgery
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that the Government must stop blanket bans on elective surgery.

Elective surgery is not necessarily optional or non-urgent surgery and is often critical to the health, physical and mental wellbeing of Victorians.

Blanket bans on elective surgery are extending waiting lists for Victorians suffering pain and severe limitations to their lives. Victorians are, as a result of delayed treatment, potentially facing more complicated, acute and debilitating health issues.

Blanket bans on elective surgery are also unnecessarily ignoring the capability within the Victorian health system to provide relief to suffering Victorians without undermining hospital care.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to cancel the blanket bans on elective surgery and to not resort to such measures in the future.
Closing Date
2022-03-15
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0
Total signatures including previously tabled
513
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