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Manitobans still face long waits for orthopedic surgery

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Manitoba continues to have some of the longest waits in the country for hip and knee replacements.

A report today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information ranks Manitoba second last among provinces for meeting benchmark wait-times for each of these procedures.

Manitobans also have the second longest waits for cataract surgery.

Manitoba’s health system was able to provide timely hip and knee replacements 68 per cent and 58 per cent of the time respectively in 2013, according to CIHI. Only Nova Scotia had a poorer record.

Across Canada, benchmark wait times were met 82 per cent of the time for hip replacements and 76 per cent of the time for knee replacements.

Meanwhile, only Prince Edward Island had a poorer record in Canada than Manitoba for meeting benchmark wait times for cataract surgeries. In Manitoba, the wait time standard was met 62 per cent of the time, while across Canada it was accomplished 81 per cent of the time.

The one bright spot for Manitoba in the CIHI wait times study was in the area of radiation therapy. In Manitoba, the benchmark was met 100 per cent of the time, while in the country as a whole it was 97 per cent.

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