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Time to First Cancer Surgical Appointment


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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FOR PATIENTS

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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.

OCTOBER 2019 to DECEMBER 2019
All Patients Combined:

90%of patients were seen within the target time

Priority 4 Patients:

Patients who should be seen within a target time of 35 days

Waited on average

22Days

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

Patients who should be seen within a target time of 21 days

Waited on average

11Days

90% of patients were seen within target time
Priority 2 Patients:

Patients who should be seen within a target time of 10 days

Waited on average

9Days

80% 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 3. Hospitals with no data available will not appear in the comparison table. Learn why some data is not available.

Hospital name Average (Days)
Ontario 11
Erie Shores Healthcare 2
Lakeridge Health 4
Sault Area Hospital 4
Collingwood General & Marine Hospital 4
William Osler Health System 5
Grand River Hospital Corporation 5
Pembroke Regional Hospital Inc. 6
North York General Hospital 7
Timmins And District General Hospital 7
Southlake Regional Health Centre 8
Queensway Carleton Hospital 8
North Bay Regional Health Centre 8
Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital 8
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre 8
Humber River Hospital 9
Markham Stouffville Hospital 9
Quinte Healthcare Corporation 9
Grey Bruce Health Services 9
University Health Network 9
Women's College Hospital 9
St. Mary's General Hospital 9
Mackenzie Health 9
Sinai Health System 9
Joseph Brant Hospital 10
Niagara Health System 10
Halton Healthcare Services Corporation 10
Bluewater Health 10
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance 10
Toronto East Health Network 10
London Health Sciences Centre 11
St. Michael's Hospital 11
Peterborough Regional Health Centre 12
Perth And Smiths Falls District Hospital 12
Stratford General Hospital 12
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation 12
Cambridge Memorial Hospital 12
St. Joseph's Health Care System Hamilton 13
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 13
Guelph General Hospital 13
Northumberland Hills Hospital 14
Ross Memorial Hospital 14
The Ottawa Hospital 14
Brant Community Healthcare System 14
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare 14
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre 14
Windsor Regional Hospital 14
Kingston Health Sciences Centre 14
Hopital Montfort 15
Health Sciences North 15
Trillium Health Partners 16
The Scarborough Hospital 18
St. Joseph's Health Care London 21
Winchester District Memorial Hospital 31


Percentage of patients who had their appointment with surgeon within a target time frame following a referral, in Ontario, 2017Q2 to 2019Q3
2017Q22017Q32017Q42018Q12018Q22018Q32018Q42019Q12019Q22019Q302040608010092.092.092.092.093.093.091.091.092.092.092.092.091.091.090.090.090.090.090.090.0Fiscal quartersPercent
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0
Ontario
2017Q2 92.0
2017Q3 92.0
2017Q4 93.0
2018Q1 91.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 91.0
2019Q1 90.0
2019Q2 90.0
2019Q3 90.0

Q1: April-June, Q2: July-September, Q3: October-December, Q4: January-March
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 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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