The provincial government contracted several private surgical clinics to help clear the backlog.
waiting for treatment
In 2020, patients in New Brunswick faced a median 41.3 week wait for medically necessary treatment.
Canada ranked second-last for acute care beds with 2.1 beds per thousand people.
More than one million patients in Canada waited almost 20 weeks (on average) for medically necessary care last year.
An estimated 22,000 cancelled elective surgeries were put on hold in Alberta.