Murrumbidgee health services will seek to "completely remove" the region's backlog of patients overdue for elective surgery by the end of the year.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District chief executive Jill Ludford said local hospitals had already reached their target of completing 75 per cent of deferred elective procedures by the end of June.
"We really want to get on top of people who may become overdue for their surgery," Ms Ludford said.
"We are now doing that 75 per cent and are planning on doing 100 per cent resumption of that elective surgery."
An Australia-wide freeze was placed on some elective procedures earlier in the year in order to preserve personal protective equipment for medical staff and free up hospital beds for an influx of COVID-19 patients.
At the height of the outbreak, essential elective surgeries were only performed for patients whose condition would otherwise have deteriorated rapidly.
Ms Ludford said the next procedures on the MLHD's list would be for orthopaedic patients and some urology patients.
"We're working along with our surgeons to work all that out now and its good news I think for the people across our region," she said.
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At the end of 2019 there were 2765 patients on the waiting list at Wagga Base Hospital, the majority of whom required non-urgent procedures.
Between January and March this year, 1429 elective surgeries were performed at the hospital.
Ms Ludford said public and private hospitals were working collaboratively across NSW to cater for public patients whose surgery may become overdue in the next six months.
"We want to thank the private hospitals in this region, during the whole COVID-19 pandemic we've worked really closely with a number of them and they have been already supporting us to do some of our surgery," she said.
"And we will be in continued discussions again around how we can do this next bubble of surgery over the coming weeks and months."
Ms Ludford said the MLHD was committed to completely removing its overdue patients by the end of the year.
"So we'll just keep on working with our hospitals, with our communities," she said.