Service/Procedure Summary

A vascular access procedure involves the insertion of a flexible and sterile thin plastic tube, or catheter, into a blood vessel to provide an effective method of drawing blood or delivering medications and nutrients into a patient's bloodstream over a period of time.

Consult
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
56 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
55 days
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Wait Times

90%

Communitysort descending Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
26 days
43 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
134 days
27 days
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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---
Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
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---
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
---
73 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
---
12 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
13 days
34 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
---
137 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
---
49 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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---
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
9 days
30 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
14 days
29 days

50%

Communitysort descending Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
9 days
21 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
15 days
9 days
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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---
Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
---
---
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
---
22 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
---
8 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
8 days
20 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
---
46 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
---
35 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
4 days
7 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
6 days
8 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Communitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Antigonish
20 days
43 days
Bridgewater
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Bridgewater
134 days
51 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
---
59 days
Halifax
---
56 days
Halifax
---
85 days
Halifax
---
63 days
Kentville
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Kentville
8 days
44 days
New Glasgow
---
137 days
North Sydney
---
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North Sydney
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42 days
Sydney
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Truro
---
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Truro
---
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Truro
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Yarmouth
14 days
29 days
Yarmouth
---
18 days

50%

Surgeon Communitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Antigonish
8 days
21 days
Bridgewater
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Bridgewater
8 days
9 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
---
18 days
Halifax
---
24 days
Halifax
---
37 days
Halifax
---
12 days
Kentville
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Kentville
6 days
19 days
New Glasgow
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46 days
North Sydney
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North Sydney
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23 days
Sydney
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Truro
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Truro
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Truro
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Yarmouth
6 days
8 days
Yarmouth
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7 days

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