The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has
posted wait time information representing the most accurate and up-to-date wait
time data available for five specific services that are the focus of the
province's Wait Time Strategy - cancer surgery, cardiac (heart) procedures,
cataract surgery, hip and knee replacement, as well as MRI and CT scans. This
information is updated every two months.
Wait times are
influenced by a variety of factors, including the availability of health
professionals, demand for services, the age and relative health of a community,
complexity of the procedure, and of course, the funding available.
important to note that the Ministry of Health information released is a snapshot in
time - typically a month at a time. It also measures only the length of time
between when the procedure is actually booked, to when the patient undergoes the
procedure. The delay in getting an appointment with a specialist is not
RVH welcomes the public release of hospital-specific
wait-times data, which will allow people to make informed choices about their
health care. The information will also give hospitals and the government a
fact-and-evidence basis from which we can standardize best practices and target
future funding to improve patient access. This fiscal year RVH has received over
$3 million in funding, allowing us to double the number of wait time-specific
Wait Times at RVH
Below is a list of wait times at
RVH for Hip & Knee Replacements, Cataract
Surgery, MRI & CT Scans, Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer
Surgery and Gynaecological Cancer Surgeries.
Every effort has been made to ensure the RVH wait time data is
accurate, but please keep in mind the information shown is for the month prior
and should only be used as a guideline in determining RVH wait times.
To compare RVH wait times to other hospitals in Ontario, please go to the
Ministry of Health and Long Term Care website.
What wait time is measured?
Ontario measures the wait time from when a
patient and surgeon decide to proceed with surgery or exam, until when the
actual procedure is completed.
Wait times: the point at which the
majority (90%) of patients have completed surgery or have had their
|Hip Replacement||176 days |
|Knee Replacement ||175 days |
|Cataract ||217 days |
|Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgeries||70 days |
|Breast Cancer Surgeries ||22 days |
|Gynaecological Cancer Surgeries ||54 days|
|MRI ||65 days|
|CT Scan ||17 days|