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“Many local seniors are living in the dark while waiting for surgery”

CATARACT SURGERY AT WOODSTOCK HOSPITAL WEIGHS IN AT 392 DAYS, THE HIGHEST WAIT TIME IN ONTARIO! WHICH ISN’T AFAR OFF FROM THE CATARACTS NHS WAITING LIST.

Reflections on the NHS waiting list in comparison to having a cataract operation in Ontario, Canada

Unlike here at SpaMedica, where the average waiting time for surgery is just 4 weeks, those with cataracts awaiting surgery in Woodstock, Ontario in Canada have to wait 392 business days. This is a story about John Engelene, a 74 year old gentleman who has lost his vision, will had to wait until 2019 to have his procedure…

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For such a routine procedure by most ophthalmic surgeons, and considering it only takes less than 10 minutes for each eye, there is little justification for our current waiitng times as experienced on the cataracts NHS waiting list.

Each NHS trust comes with it’s own challeneges, and it’s not for us to speculate what may be causing such long wait times as displayed openly by NHS UK.

What we can speak on however, is that SpaMedica has remained consistently the best ctaract surgery provider. Excelling against public as well as private healthcare providers.

Once we receive the referral letter, the start of treatment is within 2 weeks. From referral to treatment are beating the NHS elective care waiting time targets by over 50%.

“Many local seniors are living in the dark while waiting for surgery”
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