Fraser Health continues to cut down the waiting times for surgeries and MRIs.
For a second quarter this year, the health authority says they reinvested a budget surplus of $700,000 into their goal.
As a result, staff performed 200 extra surgeries and 450 extra MRIs in the spring.
Spokesperson Tasleem Juma says these gains build on improvements made over the last few years.
“There was a lot of attention paid to people who are waiting over the 52-week period and the 40-week period so there was a concerted effort on those long waiters”
During the same time, she says the number of annual surgeries went up by 2,000.
The push to cut wait times comes after the province announced last year it would fine health authorities if patients had to wait more than a year.