Waiting for Surgery

Have you spoken to your surgeon about the wait time for surgery but still have questions or concerns? Every hospital has someone you can call or email about wait time issues that have not been addressed by your surgeon. To find out who to contact for your hospital, find the name of the person in the list below for the district health authority where the hospital is located. You should also advise your family doctor of any change in your health condition while waiting for surgery.

South Shore Regional Hospital
Sandra Matchett, Access Manager
Phone: 902-543-4604 Extension 2525
Email: sandra.matchett@nshealth.ca

Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Tracey Watkins-Allen, Nurse Manager and Access Manager
Phone: 902-742-3542 Extension 1175
Email: Tracey.Watkins@nshealth.ca

Valley Regional Hospital
Karen MacDonald, Access Manager
Phone: 902-679-2657 Extension 2401
Email: KarenP.MacDonald@nshealth.ca

Colchester East Hants Health Centre
Norma MacKenzie, District Access Coordinator
Phone: 902-893-5554 Extension 42449
Email: Norma.mackenzie@nshealth.ca

Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Phone: 902-661-1090

Aberdeen Hospital
Quality and Patient Safety
Phone: 902-752-7600 Extension 6220

St. Martha's Regional Hospital
Cathy Ferguson, Access Manager
Phone: 902-867-4500 Extension 4244
Email: Cathy.Ferguson@nshealth.ca

Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Ruby Parsons, Access Manager
Phone: 902-567-6170
Email: Ruby.Parsons@nshealth.ca

QEII Heath Sciences Centre
Patient Representative Service
Phone: 1-855-799-0990 (toll free)
Email: healthcareexperience@cdha.nshealth.ca

IWK Health Centre
IWK Feedback Line
Phone: 1-855-IWK-CARE (495-2273) (toll-free)
Email: feedback@iwk.nshealth.ca

Reduce your wait time

Not all wait times are the same, and you may reduce your wait time for health care services. Explore options and talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner.

Talk to your doctor

Wait time information can help you and your doctor make informed decisions. Find wait times and share the numbers with your healthcare provider.