Alberta Health redirects thousands of orthopedic surgeries to independent clinics to tackle backlog – CBC

Publicly funded hip, knee surgeries will be done at chartered health-care facility

Jan 23, 2023

Alberta Health says it will contract out thousands of orthopedic surgeries to chartered surgical facilities in Calgary.

Health Minister Jason Copping says more than 3,000 publicly funded hip and knee surgeries will be done at Canadian Surgery Solutions, an independent health-care facility.

He says that’s in addition to the surgeries already being done in Calgary hospitals.

“Albertans, many of whom are in pain, are waiting too long for life-changing knee and hip surgeries in Calgary,” Copping said.

“Our Health Care Action Plan will accelerate adding more surgeries both at hospitals across Alberta and at chartered surgical facilities to bring down wait times to the waiting period recommended by medical experts.”

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