Cancer Care

Wait times for some cancer related surgeries are being collected by each regional health authority in the province and reported quarterly to the Department of Health and Community Services.   A benchmark has not yet been determined   for receiving  a  surgical service following a cancer diagnosis. The management of most patients with a cancer diagnosis is based on type of cancer  and individual treatment options.

The median wait time for cancer related surgery is calculated from the decision to treat and the patient is ready to the date of the surgical procedure.  


 Western Memorial Regional Hospital  
Breast Cancer Surgery 20 days
Colorectal Cancer Surgery 13 days

Median Wait Time as of  September 30, 2016