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%

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

50%

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

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

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

50%

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

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