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 ?
34 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
78 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
3 days
17 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
11 days
15 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
12 days
15 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
19 days
12 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
7 days
25 days
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
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126 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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100 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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6 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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22 days

50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
4 days
5 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
1 day
9 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
8 days
4 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
6 days
10 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
4 days
14 days
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
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29 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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31 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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2 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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14 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeonsort descending Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
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19 days
Yarmouth
---
7 days
Halifax
---
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New Glasgow
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Halifax
---
86 days
Yarmouth
14 days
12 days
Sydney
---
35 days
Halifax
---
95 days
Kentville
7 days
25 days
Bridgewater
---
9 days
Yarmouth
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Halifax
---
167 days
Bridgewater
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Truro
---
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Antigonish
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15 days
Truro
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Truro
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Sydney
---
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Halifax
---
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Halifax
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11 days
Sydney
---
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Bridgewater
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50%

Surgeonsort descending Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
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4 days
Yarmouth
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3 days
Halifax
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New Glasgow
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Halifax
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13 days
Yarmouth
7 days
5 days
Sydney
---
6 days
Halifax
---
59 days
Kentville
5 days
14 days
Bridgewater
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6 days
Yarmouth
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Halifax
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25 days
Bridgewater
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Truro
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Antigonish
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10 days
Truro
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Truro
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Sydney
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Halifax
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Halifax
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9 days
Sydney
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Bridgewater
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