Do I need to have private insurance?

Having private cover has several advantages. You will be able to have an operation performed by Dr Mison with a minimal delay in a private hospital. Depending on the condition, this will be within days (for certain injuries) or within 6 weeks for joint replacements if necessary. Your surroundings are more comfortable and physiotherapy will be more comprehensive. Rehabilitation is easy to access.

However, if you do not have private cover, Dr Mison can arrange for you to have surgery in the public system under his care  as he has a VMO appointment. A waiting list will apply though. This is on average 12 months for major surgery like joint replacement and 6 months for minor surgery like knee arthroscopy. Also, at many times, your surgery or parts of it will be carried out by a Registrar in Training, under Dr Mison’s supervision.