Surge in patients sees emeregncy room wait times spike at Brampton Civic Hosptial

Published October 19, 2022 at 2:48 pm

Brampton Civic emergency room wait times top 2 hours

Emergency room patients at Brampton Civic Hosptial were waiting more than twice as long to see a doctor compared to those in Etobicoke on Wednesday due to an influx of patients.

The William Osler Health System said on Wednesday (Oct. 19) it is seeing “a significantly high volume of patients” and longer than usual wait times at its emergency rooms in Brampton Civic Hosptial.

As of 2:00 p.m., Osler’s emeregency department wait clock gave an estimated wait time of two hours and 22 minutes to see a doctor – more than double the one hour and nine minute wait time at Osler’s Etobicoke General Hospital.

Osler says the wait clock represents the approximate wait time most patients will wait to see a physician, and does not predict the entire length of stay.

You can check the Osler emergency department wait clock by clicking here.

If you’re in need of medical attention but the situation isn’t an emergency, the Peel Memorial Centre Urgent Care Centre is open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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An outbreak of COVID-19 was declared at Brampton Civic’s Acute Care of Elderly (ACE) unit earlier this month.

Osler says Peel Public Health and the system’s Infection Prevention and Control department declared the outbreak on Oct. 7, and that the unit will remain open to new admissions.

There are also two active outbreaks at Etobicoke General Hospital in the 7 East Cardiology and 7 West Stroke units.

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