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Check Wait Times at These 5 604 Hospitals

One of the biggest pains in the world is, being in pain, and then going to the hospital to sit and wait for what seems like endless periods of time. Fortunately, you can now check emergency room wait times at 5 different hospitals across the 604 just like you would check border times before heading to the states!

Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care have come together to create  www.edwaittimes.ca, an online page(mobile accessible) which provides accurate waits times  at Vancouver General, St. Paul’s, Lions Gate, Mount Saint Joseph and Richmond hospitals.

We originally developed the dashboard as a way for emergency department staff and paramedics to smooth out emergency department volumes and improve patient flow. Staff can see which emergency departments have capacity and then direct patients accordingly, which leads to a much more efficient use of hospital resources and a way to help relieve congestion.

However, if you have a serious injury, we highly recommend you go straight to the hospital or dial 911.

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