Nova Scotia woman waits 11 years for surgery
A Nova Scotia woman has been waiting 11 years for foot surgery, reports the CBC. Wendy Barringer, who has a bone deformation in her foot (due to severe and worsening bunions), is on a wait list that she has yet to reach the top of. But she’s not the only one.
Some provinces are slipping when it comes to meeting benchmark wait times that have been laid out for receiving certain medical treatments in Canada, according to the annual report card for 2012 from Wait Time Alliance.
Check out how each province measures up for six common treatments, using the following grading system:
A grade: 80 percent or more people had their surgery within the benchmark wait time.
B grade: 70 to 79 percent
C grade: 60 to 69 percent
D grade: 50 to 59 percent
F grade: less than 50 percent