NBMS pleased with reduction in hip and knee replacement wait times

“The New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS) is pleased with the progress made in reducing wait times for hip and knee replacement surgeries in New Brunswick. This would not have been possible without the tremendous efforts of physicians and other health-care providers, government, and the regional health authorities. We commend the health-care providers who participated in the pilot project at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Saint John for their work. This is an example of how New Brunswick can make significant enhancements to our health system and improve access to timely patient care. We encourage all stakeholders to review how this successful pilot can be adapted to cut wait times for other surgeries and procedures. The NBMS would be pleased to take part in these discussions.”

Dr. Jeff Steeves, President, New Brunswick Medical Society