Paediatric Surgery

Wait Time Targets for Paediatric Surgery

Priority Classification Time for Surgery
Priority I Within 24 hours
Priority IIa Within 1 week
Priority IIb Within 3 weeks
Priority III Within 6 weeks
Priority IV Within 3 months
Priority V Within 6 months
Priority VI Within 12 months

For more information on procedures included in the priority classifications, please refer to the Paediatric Canadian Access Targets for Surgery (P-CATS) List

Note: P-CATS benchmarks are diagnosis-based, unlike many adult wait time benchmarks, which are procedure-based.

Related Items

Paediatric Canadian Access Targets for Surgery Report (P-CATS)

Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons website