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System Performance

Interpretation Note

Wait times have been impacted by reduced service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Chief Medical Officer of Health’s Directive #2 and Memorandum, from March 19 to May 26, 2020, health service providers and health service organizations including hospitals were directed to reduce elective surgeries and other non-emergency clinical activities to preserve capacity during the pandemic. To learn more about the impact on surgery and diagnostic imaging volumes, please click here.

To see the impact on volume for a specific procedure, please scroll down to the last section of this page to generate a graph for volume.

Time from Decision to Having Cancer Surgery


This measures how long patients waited from deciding with the surgeon to proceed with the surgery, to having cancer surgery. Wait times are calculated after each patient has had their surgery.

SELECT:

Provincial × Surgery

Patients with emergency conditions (Priority 1) are seen immediately. They are not included in wait times data shown here. The wait time is displayed for the larger health organization to which a hospital belongs. Even if a procedure is not offered at a selected hospital, data will appear for the larger health organization.

Learn about priority levels and target times.

JANUARY 2020 to MARCH 2020
All Patients Combined:

90%of patients were treated within the target time

Priority 4 Patients:

Patients who should be treated within a target time of 84 days

Waited on average

27Days

99% of patients were treated within target time
Priority 3 Patients:

Patients who should be treated within a target time of 28 days

Waited on average

18Days

89% of patients were treated within target time
Priority 2 Patients:

Patients who should be treated within a target time of 14 days

Waited on average

10Days

70% of patients were treated within target time

SEARCH RESULTS:

Provincial × Surgery

Compare results across hospitals for the priority level with the most patients:

For this surgery, most patients are categorized as Priority 3. Hospitals with no data available will not appear in the comparison table. Learn why some data is not available.

Hospital name Average (Days)
Ontario 18
Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital 7
Cambridge Memorial Hospital 7
Erie Shores Healthcare 10
Ross Memorial Hospital 12
St. Michael's Hospital 12
Humber River Hospital 13
London Health Sciences Centre 13
Lakeridge Health 14
Peterborough Regional Health Centre 14
Toronto East Health Network 14
Mackenzie Health 14
North York General Hospital 15
Headwaters Health Care Centre 15
Niagara Health System 15
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre 15
St. Joseph's Health Care London 15
Windsor Regional Hospital 15
Markham Stouffville Hospital 16
Trillium Health Partners 16
Collingwood General & Marine Hospital 16
University Health Network 16
Guelph General Hospital 16
Hopital Montfort 17
Timmins And District General Hospital 17
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare 17
St. Mary's General Hospital 17
Kingston Health Sciences Centre 17
Southlake Regional Health Centre 18
William Osler Health System 18
Queensway Carleton Hospital 18
Health Sciences North 18
Pembroke Regional Hospital Inc. 18
Grey Bruce Health Services 18
Grand River Hospital Corporation 18
Bluewater Health 19
St. Joseph's Health Centre Toronto 19
Quinte Healthcare Corporation 20
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation 20
North Bay Regional Health Centre 20
St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital 20
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 20
Women's College Hospital 20
Sinai Health System 20
The Scarborough Hospital 21
Perth And Smiths Falls District Hospital 21
Brant Community Healthcare System 21
Joseph Brant Hospital 21
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre 21
Woodstock General Hospital 21
St. Joseph's Health Care System Hamilton 22
Halton Healthcare Services Corporation 22
Stratford General Hospital 23
The Ottawa Hospital 24
Winchester District Memorial Hospital 25
Sault Area Hospital 28
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance 29


Percentage of patients whose surgery was completed within the provincial target wait time, in Ontario, 2017Q3 to 2019Q4
2017Q32017Q42018Q12018Q22018Q32018Q42019Q12019Q22019Q32019Q402040608010091.091.091.091.092.092.092.092.092.092.092.092.094.094.091.091.092.092.090.090.0Fiscal quartersPercent
Ontario
2017Q3 91.0
2017Q4 91.0
2018Q1 92.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 92.0
2019Q1 94.0
2019Q2 91.0
2019Q3 92.0
2019Q4 90.0
Ontario
2017Q3 91.0
2017Q4 91.0
2018Q1 92.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 92.0
2019Q1 94.0
2019Q2 91.0
2019Q3 92.0
2019Q4 90.0
Ontario
2017Q3 91.0
2017Q4 91.0
2018Q1 92.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 92.0
2019Q1 94.0
2019Q2 91.0
2019Q3 92.0
2019Q4 90.0
Ontario
2017Q3 91.0
2017Q4 91.0
2018Q1 92.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 92.0
2019Q1 94.0
2019Q2 91.0
2019Q3 92.0
2019Q4 90.0
Ontario
2017Q3 91.0
2017Q4 91.0
2018Q1 92.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 92.0
2019Q1 94.0
2019Q2 91.0
2019Q3 92.0
2019Q4 90.0
Ontario
2017Q3 91.0
2017Q4 91.0
2018Q1 92.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 92.0
2019Q1 94.0
2019Q2 91.0
2019Q3 92.0
2019Q4 90.0
Ontario
2017Q3 91.0
2017Q4 91.0
2018Q1 92.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 92.0
2019Q1 94.0
2019Q2 91.0
2019Q3 92.0
2019Q4 90.0
Ontario
2017Q3 91.0
2017Q4 91.0
2018Q1 92.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 92.0
2019Q1 94.0
2019Q2 91.0
2019Q3 92.0
2019Q4 90.0
Ontario
2017Q3 91.0
2017Q4 91.0
2018Q1 92.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 92.0
2019Q1 94.0
2019Q2 91.0
2019Q3 92.0
2019Q4 90.0
Ontario
2017Q3 91.0
2017Q4 91.0
2018Q1 92.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 92.0
2019Q1 94.0
2019Q2 91.0
2019Q3 92.0
2019Q4 90.0
Ontario
2017Q3 91.0
2017Q4 91.0
2018Q1 92.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 92.0
2019Q1 94.0
2019Q2 91.0
2019Q3 92.0
2019Q4 90.0
Ontario
2017Q3 91.0
2017Q4 91.0
2018Q1 92.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 92.0
2019Q1 94.0
2019Q2 91.0
2019Q3 92.0
2019Q4 90.0
Ontario
2017Q3 91.0
2017Q4 91.0
2018Q1 92.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 92.0
2019Q1 94.0
2019Q2 91.0
2019Q3 92.0
2019Q4 90.0
Ontario
2017Q3 91.0
2017Q4 91.0
2018Q1 92.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 92.0
2019Q1 94.0
2019Q2 91.0
2019Q3 92.0
2019Q4 90.0
Ontario
2017Q3 91.0
2017Q4 91.0
2018Q1 92.0
2018Q2 92.0
2018Q3 92.0
2018Q4 92.0
2019Q1 94.0
2019Q2 91.0
2019Q3 92.0
2019Q4 90.0

Q1: April-June, Q2: July-September, Q3: October-December, Q4: January-March
TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Data source: Wait Time Information System™ (WTIS™), Cancer Care Ontario. For more information, please visit the Indicator Library for the technical description of average time, volume, and percentage within target.

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