HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN EXPERIENCING LONGER PATIENT DELAYS

Oct 06, 2022

By Steve Kee

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The Hospital for Sick Children is warning patients that its emergency department is currently experiencing beyond normal wait times and is warning them to come prepared.

SickKids says it is seeing extremely high patient volumes and “much longer than normal wait times” for non-emergency issues.

The hospital says the sickest patients will be seen first.

It is asking patients intending to visit the emergency department to come prepared with water bottles, nut-free snacks, phone chargers and entertainment for their wait.

SickKids says patients can assess whether they should visit the hospital’s emergency department or first visit an urgent care clinic by talking to their primary care provider.

 

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