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Less patients waiting for hip and knee surgery at Horizon hospitals

By Tara Clow Mar 28, 2024 | 1:35 PM

The waiting list for hip and knee replacements through Horizon is shrinking.

The Health network says it has eliminated the list of patients waiting a year or more at its facilities in New Brunswick.

In December 2022, that list contained around 700 names.

During the 2023-24 fiscal year, Horizon surgical teams completed 2,917 hip and knee replacements, 1,077 of which were long-waiting patients.

“The fact that we have been able to clear the waitlist for individuals who had been waiting more than a year for their procedure shows our commitment to improving access to surgical services for patients,” said Greg Doiron, Horizon’s Vice-President Clinical. “We recognize there is still more work to be done as we strive to bring wait times for other surgeries closer to national benchmarks.