Service/Procedure Summary

The removal of a small piece of tissue form the lymph nodes, which are distributed across the body, to test for disease such as cancer.

Consult
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
43 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
45 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
34 days
23 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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43 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
46 days
48 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
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Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
59 days
23 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
17 days
46 days

50%

Community Facilitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
8 days
9 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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15 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
12 days
22 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
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Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
9 days
16 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
8 days
19 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
23 days
45 days
Sydney
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Sydney
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Sydney
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North Sydney
18 days
9 days
Yarmouth
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Kentville
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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Kentville
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Halifax
30 days
36 days
Kentville
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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Halifax
46 days
33 days
New Glasgow
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Sydney
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Kentville
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
12 days
14 days
Sydney
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Sydney
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Sydney
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North Sydney
7 days
9 days
Yarmouth
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Kentville
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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Kentville
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Halifax
15 days
20 days
Kentville
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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Halifax
11 days
19 days
New Glasgow
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Sydney
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Kentville
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