Orthopaedic surgeries are critical. They dramatically improve quality of life for patients who can’t get back to work, move, or sleep, without severe pain.1
Nearly 130,000 Canadians have been waiting in pain for orthopaedic surgeries across the country since having an appointment with a specialist in 2020.
And COVID-19 caused multiple shutdowns in hospitals that perform these elective surgeries.
Canadians need these surgeries so they can get back to work and get back to living their lives without bone and joint pain.
With the ongoing rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and as our healthcare system works to stabilize in the coming months, we know Canadians need to get back to work, faster. Use this form to send an email to your provincial representative letting them know you want your province to plan to safely get more surgeries up and running and invest in better care for everyone.
The longer patients wait for surgery:
… all of which prevents Canadians from returning to work and increases pressure on the healthcare system.
Allow surgeons to perform more surgeries
Invest in new technologies and techniques that get patients in and out of the hospital faster and reduce pressure on the system
Prioritize orthopaedic procedures