ESHC is Top Performing Hospital for Cancer Surgery Wait Times – Despite COVID-19

November 16, 2020

Erie Shores HealthCare in partnership with the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre is being recognized for being among the top-performing and most improved cancer programs in the province, by Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) in the annual Performance Award recognitions.


"This award is a strong recognition of the importance we see in providing the people of our community with prompt access to care when they need it most. Nothing can be more intimidating than receiving a possible diagnosis of “cancer” and then being made to wait, and our surgeons do their best to minimize this struggle whenever possible." Dr. Ross Moncur, Chief of Staff


ESHC’s award is for the performance indicator ‘Cancer Surgery Referral to Consult’ - Percentage of patients seen within target for all priority categories for the 2019/20 year, and for exceeding the provincial annual improvement target.


“The ESHC perioperative teams, physicians, and regional partners have worked very hard to make these improvements. The result is better, faster service, closer to home for those patients in the Erie Shores area.” - Suzanne Webster, Operations Manager for Perioperative Services and Diagnostic Imaging


Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) assesses Regional Cancer Programs using both regional and facility-level data to monitor progress towards 10 performance indicators and recognize top performers. These indicators encompass topics such as symptom screening, wait times, and cancer screening rates, along with other high-priority quality and access metrics.


The annual ESC RCP Summit Awards is taking place on Monday, December 7th, and is being held virtually this year due to COVID-19.


Today, ESHC presented the award to our professional staff and staff on achieving the lowest wait times in the province from referral to consultation with a surgical oncologist within all priority categories; This is amazing despite COVID-19!