David Babiuk, interim provincial executive director for Cardiac Services BC, says the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), acknowledge that current wait times for electrophysiology procedures such as cardiac ablation are unacceptable, and that work is being done to address the issue.So not only do you have to make 'em wait and pay poorly, you also have to just "whittle that wait list down."
“The wait list is unacceptably high and everybody has acknowledged the fact that this has grown to a state that is not acceptable and no one has attempted to explain or justify that wait,” Babiuk told the Observer. “By the end of January, early February, we’re looking to have completed a review of the current wait list and the indications per use, and… what are all the things that we could do to whittle that wait list down. We won’t be able to do it in 15 months, but we’ll make sure we can get as many people off that wait list as quickly as we can.”
It's no surprise, really. What's amazing is they're still being done at all.