October 4, 2022

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“Catastrophic”: Urgent plan needed as surgical backlog crisis in Canada continues

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Wait times for some surgeries have been growing in Canada for decades and the pandemic has made those lists even longer.

“We’re really concerned about it because the operations that people are waiting for are necessary operations,” David Urbach, surgery department head at Women’s College Hospital and professor of surgery at the University of Toronto, told Global News.

“They’re going to be suffering for long periods of time instead of being able to enjoy a better quality of life.”

Some front-line workers say the situation will be catastrophic without immediate intervention but as Jamie Mauracher reports, so far there doesn’t appear to be a clear plan.

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