Information for lung transplant patients
Dr. Meredith Chiasson and Dr. Nancy Morrison at the NSHA, work closely with Erin McAndrew, RRT Respirology Clinic, to assess patients with advanced lung disease pre-transplantation and provide follow-up care post-lung transplantation in collaboration with the patients’ lung transplantation center (predominantly Toronto).
Where do lung transplants happen?
There are five lung transplant centers in Canada. The centers are located in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal. Individuals from Nova Scotia who require lung transplant surgery must relocate to Toronto for the procedure. To be approved for out of province travel the patient must have a signed physicians recommendation. For more information on Out of Province procedures, air travel and transplant information please see the documents below. Should you have any questions please call our toll-free number 1-888-566-5864 for more information.
Out-of-province Expense claim forms & FAQ
Air Canada - Fitness for Air Travel - Medical information
West Jet - Portable Oxygen Concentrator Physician Statement
Porter - Request to Operate Portable Oxygen Concentrator
Hope Air Information (free medical travel for Canadians in need)
Toronto General Hospital Resources
How to get referred