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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.
This is how long patients waited from the surgeon or central intake centre receiving the referral from the patient's family doctor, to the patient's first cancer surgical appointment.
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Type of Hospital:
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.
89%of patients were seen within the target time
Learn why some data is not available
For this surgery, most patients are categorized as Priority 3. Hospitals with no data available will not appear in the comparison table. Learn why some data is not available.
Data source: Wait Time Information System™ (WTIS™), Cancer Care Ontario. Data does not include patients who did not have the surgery after their first cancer 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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