Access to Surgery

Progress Report

The following table provides an overview of the deliverables outlined in the Provincial Health Plan Action Area for Access to Surgery.

Updated: January 1st, 2023

DELIVERABLE TARGET DATE REVISED TARGET DATE STATUS

ERAS Project Expansion

The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) project will be implemented for colorectal surgery patients in Moncton, and hip and knee replacement surgery patients in Saint John.

Q4
2021-22
 

E-referral Launch

As part of a pilot project, primary care providers will be able to electronically refer citizens to orthopedic specialists who will get to choose the next available specialist in their zone or can wait for a specific surgeon.

Q1
2022-23
Q3
2023-24

Integrated E-consultation

Citizens will receive faster access to specialist care through an integrated e-consultation system implemented for physicians provincewide.

Q1
2022-23
Q4
2023-24

Hip & Knee Long Wait List Eliminated

The list of citizens waiting more than a year for hip and knee replacement surgery will have been eliminated and no one will wait more than a year for the service.

Q3
2022-23
Q4
2023-24

E-referral Expanded Provincewide

The electronic referral process pilot launched in April 2022 will be expanded from orthopedic surgery to other specialties provincewide.

Q3
2023-24
Q4
2023-24

Surgical Wait Times Cut in Half

Surgical wait times will be cut in half and citizens will have better access to high quality surgical services.

Q3
2023-24
 

Status description

Complete
In progress
Not started

 

Action Areas

For the most recent quarterly progress report, as well as featured material from the New Brunswick Health Council, select an Action Area from the table below to learn more.

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Access to Primary Health Care

Updated: January 1st, 2023
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Access to Surgery

Updated: January 1st, 2023
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Create a Connected System

Updated: January 1st, 2023
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Support Seniors to Age in Place

Updated: January 1st, 2023