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What is it?

The Short Stay No Gap Knee and Hip Joint Replacement Program removes some of the stress from joint replacement surgery by offering the certainty of no-gap treatment. For Westfund members, if your private hospital cover includes joint replacement*, we’ll fully cover the costs for your surgeon, anaesthetist, surgical assistant, rehab and hospital stay (clinical criteria applies).

The only costs to you will be any applicable excess or co-payment (depending on your cover) and initial consultation fees (between $200 and $500+).

Other benefits from the program:

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You’re back on your feet sooner with a dedicated team of surgeons, physiotherapists and clinical nursing staff trained to get you back on track within days (not weeks).

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Begin recovering from the comfort and privacy of home sooner – most patients are home within three days.

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The program uses less invasive surgical technologies than traditional joint replacements, combined with expert clinical care in a state-of-the-art facility to help you recover sooner.

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Who’s it for?

If you’ve had private hospital cover that includes knee and hip joint replacements for more than 12 months, you may be eligible.*

You’ll also need to meet clinical criteria as set by the program providers – they’ll discuss this with you when you enquire or go to your consultation.


Learn more about the program

Getting started

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Check your waits

Ensure you’ve served your 12-month wait on joint replacement surgery. If in doubt, give us a call on 1300 937 838, send us an email to [email protected] or use the Live Chat function on our website to run through any questions.

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Book in a consultation and book your surgery

Contact the dedicated team at East Sydney Private Hospital on 1800 1 ORTHO (1800 167 846) or via their website to book your consultation.

Once your cover & clinical eligibility have been confirmed, the East Sydney Private Hospital will schedule your treatment – there’s nothing more you need to do with us.

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We'll take care of the rest

All bills will be sent directly to Westfund for payment. The only invoices you should expect to receive will be for your excess or co-payment (if applicable to your cover) and the fee for your initial consultation.

*Must have private hospital cover for at least 12 months that includes joint replacements. ‘No-gap treatment’ excludes hospital excess or co-payment and initial consultation fees. Must be accepted into the program by a participating surgeon and be admitted at East Sydney Private Hospital.