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 ?
20 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
73 days
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Wait Times

90%

Communitysort descending Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
---
11 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
14 days
34 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
7 days
17 days
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
---
---
Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
---
101 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
---
120 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
---
8 days
Inverness
Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital
---
---
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
72 days
45 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
12 days
27 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
---
---
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
12 days
22 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
7 days
21 days

50%

Communitysort descending Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
---
8 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
5 days
20 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
7 days
10 days
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
---
---
Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
---
22 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
---
40 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
---
7 days
Inverness
Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital
---
---
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
13 days
15 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
8 days
10 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
---
---
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
7 days
10 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
3 days
7 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Communitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Amherst
---
---
Amherst
---
---
Antigonish
12 days
34 days
Antigonish
---
---
Bridgewater
---
---
Bridgewater
---
15 days
Bridgewater
---
---
Dartmouth
---
---
Dartmouth
---
---
Halifax
---
---
Halifax
---
---
Halifax
---
94 days
Halifax
---
120 days
Halifax
---
78 days
Halifax
---
165 days
Kentville
75 days
45 days
Kentville
---
---
New Glasgow
12 days
27 days
Sydney
---
63 days
Sydney
---
---
Truro
---
---
Truro
---
---
Truro
---
---
Yarmouth
---
---
Yarmouth
7 days
21 days
Yarmouth
---
19 days

50%

Surgeon Communitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Amherst
---
---
Amherst
---
---
Antigonish
4 days
20 days
Antigonish
---
---
Bridgewater
---
---
Bridgewater
---
12 days
Bridgewater
---
---
Dartmouth
---
---
Dartmouth
---
---
Halifax
---
---
Halifax
---
---
Halifax
---
58 days
Halifax
---
9 days
Halifax
---
29 days
Halifax
---
43 days
Kentville
13 days
15 days
Kentville
---
---
New Glasgow
8 days
10 days
Sydney
---
35 days
Sydney
---
---
Truro
---
---
Truro
---
---
Truro
---
---
Yarmouth
---
---
Yarmouth
4 days
6 days
Yarmouth
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12 days

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