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What is it?

The Short Stay No Gap 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.

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:

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).

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

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 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

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.

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.

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 that includes joint replacements for at least 12 months. ‘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.