For people recently diagnosed with cancer, or undergoing cancer treatment, delays and significant waiting times for treatment or surgery are a major concern, leading some patients to turn to the law to get access to more timely care, or obtain compensation for delays in treatment.
In a McCabe Centre seminar, Professor Angela Campbell from the Faculty of Law and a Member of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University, explored the phenomenon of expanding wait times in the delivery of care and treatment to oncology patients across Canada, and discussed avenues of legal recourse that patients may pursue for injury or loss sustained as a result of undue wait times for cancer care. Read more..
Information about waiting times for Australian cancer patients is available on the MyHospitals website. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) also compiles and reports on a range of data on hospitals, including treatment waiting times.