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Wait Time Information - Colorectal Cancer Surgery

Q: What is Cancer Surgery?
Cancer surgery is an operation to repair or remove part of the body in the treatment of cancer.

Q: Who goes on a wait list?
Anyone who needs a treatment that has a wait list is placed on the list, unless it is an emergency. Emergency patients are treated as quickly as possible.

Q: What is Colorectal Cancer Surgery?
Colorectal cancer surgery is an operation to repair or remove part of the group of cancers found in the area of the small or large intestine and rectum for cancer.

Q: Where will I be referred to have this surgery?
Ask your doctor/specialist where you can have your cancer surgery done, as these procedures are performed in the following hospitals:

Eastern Health
General Hospital - Health Sciences Centre - St. John's
St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital - St. John’s
Carbonear General Hospital - Carbonear
Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre - Burin
Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital - Clarenville

Central Health
James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre - Gander
Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre - Grand Falls-Windsor

Western Health
Western Memorial Regional Hospital - Corner Brook
Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital - Stephenville

Labrador-Grenfell Health
Labrador Health Centre - Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Labrador West Health Centre - Labrador City
Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital - St. Anthony

Q: How are wait times measured?
For this operation, the wait time is measured from when you and your surgeon decide to proceed with surgery for the confirmed cancer to when the procedure is completed.

Q: What is the benchmark wait time for cancer surgery?
There is no national benchmark for this surgical procedure.

Table 1: Colorectal Cancer Surgery Wait Times for Q4 (January 1 – March 31, 2014-2015)

Regional Health Authority Number of Procedures 5 out of 10 patients had
surgery within this number of days
9 out of 10 patients had
surgery within this number of days
Hospital
Eastern      
Health Sciences Centre / St. Clare's Mercy Hospital 63 13 36
Carbonear General Hospital 10 19 22
Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre NV NV NV
Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital 11 15 18
Central      
James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre 15 15 30
Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre 16 11 20
Western      
Western Memorial Regional Hospital 15 11 39
Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital DS DS DS
Labrador-Grenfell      
Labrador Health Centre DS DS DS
Labrador West Health Centre DS DS DS
Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital DS DS DS

Source: Regional Health Authorities, Newfoundland and Labrador DS: Data Suppression – This indicates that a hospital performed 5 or less cases during the reporting period. To protect patient privacy, wait times associated with these small volumes will not be reported.
NV: No Volume – This indicates that a hospital did not perform this service during the reporting period, or that zero cases were carried out.
Date: July 28, 2015

Figure 1: Colorectal Cancer Surgery Wait Times for Q4 (January 1 – March 31, 2014-2015)

Colorectal Cancer Surgery Wait Times

Source: Regional Health Authorities, Newfoundland and Labrador DS: Data Suppression – This indicates that a hospital performed 5 or less cases during the reporting period. To protect patient privacy, wait times associated with these small volumes will not be reported.
NV: No Volume – This indicates that a hospital did not perform this service during the reporting period, or that zero cases were carried out.
Date: July 28, 2015

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