The other way to postpone replacements is to tell people like me that I’m too young…
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has told orthopedic surgeons at Concordia Hospital for the second consecutive year to rein in the number of hip and knee replacements they’re performing to stay within budget.
Manitoba has had some of the longest waits in the country for such surgeries, although its performance has improved recently.
A source at the hospital — one of two in the city that perform joint replacements — said surgeons have been asked “to cut back and slow down.”
Some scheduled surgeries have been postponed as a result, the source said.