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St. Paul’s Hospital benefiting from $5.6M grant

Referral wait times are down, surgeries are up and recovery times areshorter than ever for patients in need of extremity surgeries at St.Paul’s Hospital thanks to a $5.6-million grant from the province.

Referral wait times are down, surgeries are up and recovery times are shorter than ever for patients in need of extremity surgeries at St. Paul’s Hospital thanks to a $5.6-million grant from the province.

Extremity surgeries are performed on patients’ feet, ankles, hands and wrists.

The Distal Extremities Surgical Project was one of the first initiatives to receive support under the province’s Lower Mainland Innovation and Integration Fund.

George Abbott, minister of health, said the improvements at St. Paul’s are also lessening demand on other Vancouver Coastal Health hospitals, like Vancouver General Hospital, which can focus on other cases.