Doctors are warning life-saving treatments for Victorian cardiac and cancer patients are already being delayed in a situation expected to worsen if hospitals are overrun with coronavirus patients in the coming months.

Across the state, hospitals have paused elective surgeries for all but the most urgent category one and two patients, who are at imminent risk of death without medical intervention, as waiting lists’ blow out to record levels.

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Article by Melissa Cunningham published by The Age on September 13, 2021.

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