Wait Time - Surgical Wait Time in New Brunswick


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Wait Time

In New Brunswick, surgical wait time begins when you and your surgeon determine you need surgery and you are ready to receive the surgery. The wait time ends when your surgery is performed.

The wait times on this page provide you with information on how long you might wait for surgery. If you have questions about your wait time, please contact the access management office at the facility where your surgery will be done. If you have concerns about the length of time you have been waiting, please contact your family physician or your surgeon to discuss further options.

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Surgical procedure involving the surgeon cutting away damaged bone and cartilage from the thighbone, shinbone and kneecap, and replacing it with an artificial joint (prostheses).
CommunityHospital5 out of 10 surgeries were completed within...9 out of 10 surgeries were completed within...National benchmark
BathurstChaleur Regional Hospital276 day(s)390 day(s)
BathurstAcadie-Bathurst Ophthalmology Centre  
CampbelltonCampbellton Regional Hospital135 day(s)278 day(s)
EdmundstonEdmundston Regional Hospital60 day(s)174 day(s)
FrederictonDr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital273 day(s)414 day(s)
FrederictonFredericton Surgical Center  
Grand FallsGrand Falls General Hospital  
MiramichiMiramichi Regional Hospital280 day(s)489 day(s)
MiramichiMiramichi Cataract Surgical Center  
MonctonDr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre308 day(s)411 day(s)
MonctonMoncton Hospital308 day(s)496 day(s)
OromoctoOromocto Public Hospital  
SackvilleSackville Memorial Hospital  
Saint JohnSt. Joseph's Hospital164 day(s)367 day(s)
Saint JohnSaint John Regional Hospital192 day(s)351 day(s)
SussexSussex Health Centre  
WatervilleUpper River Valley Hospital143 day(s)246 day(s)
Province-wideAll Facilities254 day(s)416 day(s)


Please note: data from January – March 2020 onwards should be viewed with caution as wait times have been directly impacted due to COVID-19.

Wait times above are for surgeries completed from January 2024 to March 2024. Wait times are calculated from the date that the patient and physician agree to the surgery and the patient is ready to receive it to the date of the completion of surgery and are collected through the Surgical Access Registry. These statistics do not include emergency surgeries. Timeframes during which the patient was not available to have surgery are excluded from the wait time calculations.

The length of time you wait for surgery is affected by a number of reasons including patient, physician, hospital or system factors. For more information visit: Frequently Asked Questions - Surgical Wait Time in New Brunswick (gnb.ca)

*Please note that some specialties, procedures and surgeons may present with longer wait times as specialists work towards completing those waiting the longest.

*For privacy concerns, some data is not shown because of low volumes.

Information in the Surgical Access Registry comes directly from facilities throughout NB. The accuracy of the registry is entirely dependent on the data submitted by the facilities. The Department of Health assumes no liability for the hospital information.

Website data was last updated on April 15, 2024. This website is updated on a quarterly basis; the next update will take place in July 2024.