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Faster Care For London Patients

London Health Sciences Centre

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Since coming to office, the McGuinty government has made real progress on the priorities that matter to Ontarians. This includes tracking wait times and making information available through a wait times website (www.waittimes.net).


Through its Wait Times Strategy, the government has funded additional medical procedures in five key areas: cancer surgery, cataract surgery, hip and knee replacements, cardiac procedures, and MRI and CT scans.

These procedures have helped to speed up access to health care for patients at the London Health Sciences Centre.

London Health Sciences Centre -- Wait Times Data

Procedure Days Current vs. Baseline
Baseline
(Aug/
Sept '05)
Current
(Dec '06/
Jan '07)
Netchange
(Days)
Change
Cancer surgery 94 105 11 11.7%
Angiography 49 38 -11 -21.6%
Angioplasty 41 28 -13 -31.5%
Bypass surgery 54 51 -3 -6.3%
Hip replacement 484 180 -304 -62.8%
Knee replacement 604 209 -395 -65.4%
MRI 156 154 -2 -1.3%
CT 46 52 6 13%

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