The province says it’s managed to completed thousands of extra surgeries between last June and March of 2016.
In a release, the Health Ministry says more than 8,500 additional surgeries were done.
Of those, 43 percent of them were cataract surgeries.
The rest of them ranged from joint replacement to hernia repair, to ear, nose, and throat procedures.
The province is citing an increase in cash for the completion of those surgeries: 10 million last June, followed by another 15 million after that.
Last month, the Canadian Institute for Health said British Columbia’s surgical wait times were too long, especially for knee and hip replacement, as well as cataract surgeries.
Of the 8,500 operations, Vancouver Coastal Health performed just under three thousand of them.
Interior Health performed a little more than 1,600.