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System Performance

Interpretation Note

Wait times have been impacted by reduced service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Chief Medical Officer of Health’s Directive #2 and Memorandum, from March 19 to May 26, 2020, health service providers and health service organizations including hospitals were directed to reduce elective surgeries and other non-emergency clinical activities to preserve capacity during the pandemic. To learn more about the impact on surgery and diagnostic imaging volumes, please click here.

To see the impact on volume for a specific procedure, please scroll down to the last section of this page to generate a graph for volume.

TIME TO PEDIATRIC PATIENT'S FIRST SURGICAL APPOINTMENT


This is how long pediatric patients (younger than 18) waited from a surgeon or central intake office receiving the referral from the patient's family doctor, to the patient's first surgical appointment.

SELECT:

Provincial × Surgery

Patients with emergency conditions (Priority 1) are seen immediately. They are not included in wait times data shown here. Patients' priorities are assigned by their surgeons. The wait time is displayed for the larger health organization to which a hospital belongs. Even if a procedure is not offered at a selected hospital, data will appear for the larger health organization.

Learn about priority levels and target times.

August 2021
All Patients Combined:

84%of patients were seen within the target time

Priority 4 Patients:

Patients who should be seen within a target time of 182 days

Waited on average

71Days

93% of patients were seen within target time
Priority 3 Patients:

Patients who should be seen within a target time of 90 days

Waited on average

90Days

70% of patients were seen within target time
Priority 2 Patients:

Patients who should be seen within a target time of 30 days

Waited on average

83Days

32% of patients were seen within target time

SEARCH RESULTS:

Provincial × Surgery

Compare results across hospitals for the priority level with the most patients:

For this surgery, most patients are categorized as Priority 4 Hospitals with no data available will not appear in the comparison table. Learn why some data is not available.

Hospital name Average (Days)
Ontario 71
Toronto East Health Network 17
North York General Hospital 27
Oak Valley Health 29
Southlake Regional Health Centre 38
Humber River Hospital 39
Windsor Regional Hospital 49
Trillium Health Partners 51
Lakeridge Health 54
Health Sciences North 73
Cambridge Memorial Hospital 77
Grand River Hospital Corporation 77
Halton Healthcare Services Corporation 79
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre 82
Grey Bruce Health Services 85
North Bay Regional Health Centre 86
St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital 115
Scarborough Health Network 117
Niagara Health System 123
The Hospital For Sick Children 157


Percentage of patients who had their appointment with surgeon within a target time frame following a referral, in Ontario, 202008 to 202108
20200820200920201020201120201220210120210220210320210420210520210620210720210802040608010082.082.081.081.078.078.075.075.071.071.072.072.072.072.075.075.070.070.062.062.078.078.077.077.084.084.0MonthPercent
Ontario
202008 82.0
202009 81.0
202010 78.0
202011 75.0
202012 71.0
202101 72.0
202102 72.0
202103 75.0
202104 70.0
202105 62.0
202106 78.0
202107 77.0
202108 84.0
Ontario
202008 82.0
202009 81.0
202010 78.0
202011 75.0
202012 71.0
202101 72.0
202102 72.0
202103 75.0
202104 70.0
202105 62.0
202106 78.0
202107 77.0
202108 84.0
Ontario
202008 82.0
202009 81.0
202010 78.0
202011 75.0
202012 71.0
202101 72.0
202102 72.0
202103 75.0
202104 70.0
202105 62.0
202106 78.0
202107 77.0
202108 84.0
Ontario
202008 82.0
202009 81.0
202010 78.0
202011 75.0
202012 71.0
202101 72.0
202102 72.0
202103 75.0
202104 70.0
202105 62.0
202106 78.0
202107 77.0
202108 84.0
Ontario
202008 82.0
202009 81.0
202010 78.0
202011 75.0
202012 71.0
202101 72.0
202102 72.0
202103 75.0
202104 70.0
202105 62.0
202106 78.0
202107 77.0
202108 84.0
Ontario
202008 82.0
202009 81.0
202010 78.0
202011 75.0
202012 71.0
202101 72.0
202102 72.0
202103 75.0
202104 70.0
202105 62.0
202106 78.0
202107 77.0
202108 84.0
Ontario
202008 82.0
202009 81.0
202010 78.0
202011 75.0
202012 71.0
202101 72.0
202102 72.0
202103 75.0
202104 70.0
202105 62.0
202106 78.0
202107 77.0
202108 84.0
Ontario
202008 82.0
202009 81.0
202010 78.0
202011 75.0
202012 71.0
202101 72.0
202102 72.0
202103 75.0
202104 70.0
202105 62.0
202106 78.0
202107 77.0
202108 84.0
Ontario
202008 82.0
202009 81.0
202010 78.0
202011 75.0
202012 71.0
202101 72.0
202102 72.0
202103 75.0
202104 70.0
202105 62.0
202106 78.0
202107 77.0
202108 84.0

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Data source: Wait Time Information System™ (WTIS™), Cancer Care Ontario. Data does not include patients who did not have the surgery after their first surgical appointment. For more information, please visit the Indicator Library for the technical description of average time, volume, and percentage within target.

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