Lung Transplant

Lung Transplant Information

Information for lung transplant patients

Dr. Meredith Chiasson and Dr. Nancy Morrison at the Nova Scotia Health Authority, 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 four lung transplant centers in Canada that perform lung transplants. The centers are located in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal. Individuals from PEI 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

Out of Province Travel and Accommodation Expense Claim Form


Out-of-Province Travel Assistance Frequently Asked Questions


Travel Resources

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)


Looking for accommodations while in TO:

Celebrity Condo Services

Phone number:  416-920-1473

Cell:  416-707-4660



Who can I contact about transplant travel and accommodation assistance? 

Out-of-Province Coordinator 

16 Garfield Street

Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Telephone: (902) 368-6516

Fax:  (902) 569-0581


Toronto General Hospital Resources

UHN  Lung Transplant Patient Manual

Transplant Guide for families and support people

Pre-transplant information

Post transplant information


How to get referred


Lung Transplant Support Group

You are invited to join the group, share your experience and gain insight into how others manage pre-transplant and post-transplant life. For those considering lung transplant surgery, the post-transplant members can be a very important source of information in addressing your questions and concerns. If you are planning alternate treatments for your respiratory disease, contact the Lung Association to learn how others in the same or similar circumstances have learned to cope with their diseases and even improved their quality of life. Families and friends of respiratory patients also are strongly encouraged to participate in our Association. Here they can learn more about the diseases that have befallen their loved ones. Also, they can share their experiences as caregivers and learn how other caregivers cope with similar situations. To join the Lung Transplant support group, please add yourself to the Facebook support group here:





Page Last Updated: 04/08/2020