Second pilot site will provide faster treatment for cataract surgery patients in Miramichi
A second pilot site in a project aimed at reducing cataract surgery wait times is now open in Miramichi. The new clinic will increase the number of surgeries per week from 25 to 75. This will help clear the backlog of patients who have been waiting over a year for this procedure. From left: Amy McCavour, Horizon Health Network's executive regional director and co-leader of surgical and intensive care; Dr. Nir Shoham-Hazon, one of the surgeons participating in the pilot project and the owner of the Miramichi Cataract Surgical Centre; Health Minister Bruce Fitch; interim president and CEO of Horizon Health Network Margaret Melanson; and Miramichi MLA Michelle Conroy.