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 ?
70 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facilitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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28 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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---
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
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---
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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84 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
---
49 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
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12 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
134 days
28 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
26 days
51 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
10 days
44 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
14 days
29 days

50%

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

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Bridgewater
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Truro
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Halifax
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73 days
North Sydney
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Yarmouth
17 days
29 days
Dartmouth
---
---
Bridgewater
134 days
51 days
Yarmouth
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---
Halifax
---
85 days
Halifax
---
99 days
Antigonish
20 days
51 days
Truro
---
---
North Sydney
---
42 days
Yarmouth
---
18 days
Truro
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Halifax
---
---
New Glasgow
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---
Halifax
---
59 days
Kentville
---
---
Kentville
8 days
44 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Bridgewater
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Truro
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---
Halifax
---
27 days
North Sydney
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---
Yarmouth
7 days
8 days
Dartmouth
---
---
Bridgewater
8 days
9 days
Yarmouth
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---
Halifax
---
37 days
Halifax
---
23 days
Antigonish
8 days
27 days
Truro
---
---
North Sydney
---
23 days
Yarmouth
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8 days
Truro
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Halifax
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New Glasgow
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Halifax
---
20 days
Kentville
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Kentville
6 days
20 days

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