Wait Time - Surgical Wait Time in New Brunswick


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Wait Time

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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Hip replacement, Province-wide
Involves replacing the femoral head - the "ball" of the thighbone - with an artificial ball. The ball attaches to a stem that fits into the thighbone. An artificial socket is implanted into the pelvic bone to replace the damaged socket.
CommunityHospital5 out of 10 surgeries were completed within...9 out of 10 surgeries were completed within...National benchmark
BathurstChaleur Regional Hospital112 day(s)175 day(s)
CampbelltonCampbellton Regional Hospital94 day(s)278 day(s)
EdmundstonEdmundston Regional Hospital116 day(s)321 day(s)
FrederictonDr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital447 day(s)544 day(s)
Grand FallsGrand Falls General Hospital  
MiramichiMiramichi Regional Hospital90 day(s)101 day(s)
MonctonDr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre182 day(s)410 day(s)
MonctonMoncton Hospital272 day(s)553 day(s)
OromoctoOromocto Public Hospital  
SackvilleSackville Memorial Hospital  
Saint JohnSt. Joseph's Hospital137 day(s)270 day(s)
Saint JohnSaint John Regional Hospital195 day(s)497 day(s)
SussexSussex Health Centre  
WatervilleUpper River Valley Hospital  
Province-wideAll Facilities176 day(s)496 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 April 2021 to June 2021. 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.

*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 July 21, 2021. This website is updated on a quarterly basis; the next update will take place in October 2021.