Average ER wait times in Ontario reach new yearly high in July – CTV

Sept. 15, 2022

Average wait times for patients being admitted to an Ontario hospital from an emergency room have reached levels not seen in the last year.

According to new data released by Health Quality Ontario (HQO), patients spent an average of 20.7 hours in an emergency room waiting to be admitted in the month of July.

Just under a quarter of patients were admitted within the provincial target time of eight hours.

In June, the average wait times in Ontario were about 19.1 hours, while in May, patients were waiting an average of 20.1 hours.

This is the highest average wait time for hospital admission from Ontario ERs in the last year, according to HQO.

Read more: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/average-er-wait-times-in-ontario-reach-new-yearly-high-in-july-1.6069164

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