Bupa welcomes Government’s decision to recommence elective surgery


Emily Amos, Bupa Health Insurance Managing Director, welcomed the decision by the National Cabinet today to gradually recommence elective surgery.

“The Government’s priority has rightly been on managing the COVID-19 crisis, including the demands on the health sector,” Ms Amos said.

“The demand for elective surgeries hasn’t reduced during the COVID-19 restrictions. The decision today gives a path forward for the return of selected elective surgery and gives our customers greater certainty.

“Bupa’s priority is the safety and wellbeing of people. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re in the process of providing financial assistance to members who need it. We’ve also moved to pay for mental health, physio and certain other types of healthcare delivered over the phone and video. The safe return of selected elective surgery will give many customers peace of mind and reinforce the value of their private health insurance at a time of uncertainty.

“We’ll work with providers to assist customers with any backlog of surgery or complications from delays,” Ms Amos said.