Joint Replacement

Total hip replacements are performed at Western Memorial Regional Hospital. The wait time may be related to:

  • patient preference
  • clinical assessment
  • time of year
  • the surgeon’s availability to perform the surgery.

What is Total Hip Replacement Surgery?

Total hip replacement surgery removes the ends of both bones in a damaged joint and replaces them with an artificial/prosthetic joint.

Total Hip Replacement Wait Times

Wait times for total hip replacements are being monitored by each regional health authority in the province and reported four times per year to the Department of Health and Community Services.   A target of 182 days has been set down by Health Canada as a reasonable length of time a patient in Canada should wait for total hip replacement surgery.

See provincial wait times for joint replacement

The wait times are based on cases with surgery completed. As a total hip replacement is a non-urgent surgery, some patients chose to wait for their surgery for personal or family reasons.  Personal preference is sometimes the reason for the longer wait and is not a reflection of the service being provided.

Western Memorial Regional Hospital  (Median Wait Times)

Hip Replacement

117 Days

Benchmark Met *

100.00%

Total Performed  January 2017

6

Median Wait Time as of  January 31, 2017

* Indicates the percentage of cases completed within the benchmark of 182 days

 

Knee Replacement

Knee replacements are performed at Western Memorial Regional Hospital.   Your wait time may be related to patient preference, clinical assessment, time of year, and the surgeon who is performing the surgery.

What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement surgery removes a damaged joint and replaces it with an artificial/prosthetic joint.

Knee Replacement Wait Times

Wait times for total knee replacements are being monitored by each regional health authority in the province and reported four times per year to the Department of Health and Community Services.   A target of 182 days has been set down by Health Canada as a reasonable length of time a patient in Canada should wait for total knee replacement surgery.

The wait times are reported based on completed cases excluding delays. As a total knee replacement is an elective procedure, some patients chose to wait for their surgery for personal or family reasons.   Personal preference is sometimes the reason for the longer wait and is not a reflection of the service being provided.

Western Memorial Regional Hospital  (Median Wait Times)

Knee Replacement

122 Days

Benchmark Met *

71.40%

Total Performed  January 2017

16

Median Wait Time as of  January 31, 2017

* Indicates the percentage of cases completed within the benchmark of 182 days