Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

Surgery wait times: we want to hear from you!

Published on July 30, 2021

Throughout the pandemic my office heard from so many constituents who had to delay lifesaving procedures, from dialysis to lung cancer treatments. For many, these wait times are a matter of life and death.

Recently, the Ford Government announced their plan to clear the surgical backlog. Unfortunately this so-called plan still has no targets or benchmarks, and no plan to hire more staff — despite dwindling numbers as frontline health care heroes cope with burnout and exhaustion. 

Our office is looking at raising this issue directly in the legislature and with the Minister of Health. If you are waiting for surgery or have a loved one waiting for surgery, please fill out our confidential survey so we can better understand how it’s affecting our riding.