Yes it is a matter of what, when and where. Seriously ill patients would get priority over elective surgery patients.
I also would suggest giving your hospital a call and also suggest giving the Orthopaedic Surgeons office a call and speak to the receptionist as she may also be a source of knowledge.
I am of little help I’m sorry as we have private health but I am aware of friends having to wait quite a while in the public section.
Wishing you all the very best .
Published 24th May 2019