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System Performance

Time Spent in Emergency Departments


If you are having an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.

This is how long patients spent in emergency departments in Ontario hospitals at various stages and depending on their condition.

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FOR PATIENTS

Provincial × Surgery

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January 2020
Wait Time to First Assessment by a Doctor in Emergency for All Patients:

On average, patients waited

1.8Hours

Length of Stay in Emergency for Low-Urgency Patients Not Admitted to Hospital:

On average, patients spent

2.8Hours

80% of patients finished their emergency visit within target time of 4 hours
Length of Stay in Emergency for High-Urgency Patients Not Admitted to Hospital:

On average, patients spent

4.2Hours

92% of patients finished their emergency visit within target time of 8 hours
Length of Stay in Emergency for All Patients Admitted to Hospital:

On average, patients spent

18.3Hours

31% of patients admitted to hospital from emergency within target time of 8 hours

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Provincial × Surgery

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Hospital name Average (Hours)
Ontario 1.8
South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Durham 0.6
Southlake Regional Health Centre 0.7
Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance : Clinton Public Hospital 0.7
Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance : Seaforth Community Hospital 0.8
South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Chesley 0.8
William Osler Health System - Peel Memorial Center 0.8
Grey Bruce Health Services - Markdale Site 0.9
Grey Bruce Health Services - Meaford Site 0.9
Niagara Health System - Fort Erie Douglas 0.9
Quinte Healthcare Corporation - Picton 1
Mackenzie Health - Richmond Hill 1
Sensenbrenner Hospital 1
Bluewater Health - Charlotte Eleanor Englehart (Petrolia) 1
Grey Bruce Health Services - Lions Head 1
Trillium Health Partners - Queensway Health Centre 1
Niagara Health System - Port Colborne Site 1.1
St. Joseph's Health Care System Hamilton - Charlton Campus 1.1
Unity Health Toronto - St. Joseph's 1.1
Kingston Health Sciences Centre - Hotel Dieu 1.1
Hanover And District Hospital 1.1
Georgian Bay General Hospital - Midland Site 1.1
Mackenzie Health - Vaughan Site 1.2
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital - Birchmount 1.2
South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine 1.2
Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital 1.2
Grey Bruce Health Services - Wiarton Site 1.2
Joseph Brant Hospital 1.2
Collingwood General And Marine Hospital 1.2
Perth And Smiths Falls District Hospital - Perth Site 1.2
St. Marys Memorial Hospital 1.3
Timmins And District General Hospital 1.3
Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital 1.3
Headwaters Health Care Centre - Orangeville Site 1.3
Lakeridge Health - Oshawa Site 1.3
Lakeridge Health - Port Perry 1.3
Ross Memorial Hospital 1.3
Markham Stouffville Hospital - Markham Site 1.3
Scarborough Health Network - Scarborough General Site 1.4
Woodstock General Hospital 1.4
South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Walkerton 1.4
Quinte Healthcare Corporation - North Hastings 1.4
Northumberland Hills Hospital 1.4
Perth And Smiths Falls District Hospital - Smiths Falls Site 1.4
University Health Network - Toronto Western Hospital 1.5
Grey Bruce Health Services - Southampton 1.5
Notre Dame Hospital 1.5
St. Joseph's Health Care London - St. Joseph's Hospital 1.5
Markham Stouffville Hospital - Uxbridge Site 1.5
William Osler Health System - Brampton Civic 1.5
University Health Network - Toronto General Hospital 1.6
Guelph General Hospital 1.6
St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital 1.6
Kingston Health Sciences Centre - Kingston General 1.6
Bluewater Health - Sarnia General Site 1.6
Grey Bruce Health Services - Owen Sound 1.6
Halton Healthcare Services Corp - Milton 1.6
Dryden Regional Health Centre 1.6
Temiskaming Hospital 1.6
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre 1.6
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare - Bracebridge 1.6
Hamilton Health Sciences Corp - West Lincoln Memorial Hospital 1.6
Sinai Health System - Mount Sinai Hospital 1.7
Niagara Health System - Greater Niagara 1.7
Health Sciences North - Ramsay Lake Health Centre 1.7
Campbellford Memorial Hospital 1.7
Quinte Healthcare Corporation - Trenton 1.7
Lakeridge Health - Bowmanville 1.7
Renfrew Victoria Hospital 1.7
North York General Hospital - General Site 1.7
Stevenson Memorial Hospital 1.7
Hamilton Health Sciences Corp - McMaster Children's Hospital 1.7
Cornwall Community Hospital - Mcconnell Avenue Site 1.7
Halton Healthcare Services Corp - Georgetown 1.7
Alexandra Hospital 1.8
Peterborough Regional Health Centre 1.8
Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance : Stratford General Hospital 1.8
Brockville General Hospital - Charles ST Site 1.8
Lake Of The Woods District Hospital 1.8
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance - Wallaceburg 1.8
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare - Huntsville District Memorial Hospital 1.8
Niagara Health System - Welland County 1.9
Unity Health Toronto - St. Michael's 1.9
Cambridge Memorial Hospital 1.9
Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital 2
Erie Shores Healthcare 2
Groves Memorial Community Hospital 2
West Parry Sound Health Centre 2
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance - Chatham 2
Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital 2
Pembroke Regional Hospital 2.1
Quinte Healthcare Corporation - Belleville 2.1
Hopital Montfort 2.1
Toronto East Health Network - Michael Garron Hospital 2.1
Brant Community Healthcare System - Brantford General Hospital 2.1
Sault Area Hospital - Sault Ste Marie 2.2
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre 2.2
Lennox And Addington County General Hospital 2.2
Lakeridge Health-Ajax Site 2.2
Norfolk General Hospital 2.2
Hamilton Health Sciences Corp - Juravinski Hospital 2.2
Queensway Carleton Hospital 2.3
Niagara Health System - St Catharines General 2.3
Hamilton Health Sciences Corp - Hamilton General Hospital 2.3
Trillium Health Partners - Credit Valley Hospital 2.3
The Hospital For Sick Children 2.4
London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital 2.4
The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus 2.5
Grand River Hospital Corp - Waterloo Site 2.5
Halton Healthcare Services Corporation - Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital 2.5
Winchester District Memorial Hospital 2.5
North Bay Regional Health Centre - North Bay Site 2.5
Windsor Regional Hospital - Ouellette Campus 2.5
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 2.6
London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital 2.6
Humber River Hospital - Wilson Site 2.6
Children's Hospital Of Eastern Ontario 2.8
St. Mary's General Hospital 2.9
Windsor Regional Hospital - Metropolitan Campus 3.1
The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus 3.3
Hawkesbury And District General Hospital 3.4


Average time all patients waited for first assessment by a doctor in emergency, in Ontario, 201901 to 202001
2019012019022019032019042019052019062019072019082019092019102019112019122020010123451.61.61.61.61.61.61.61.61.61.61.61.61.61.61.61.61.61.61.61.61.61.61.71.71.81.8MonthHours
Ontario
201901 1.6
201902 1.6
201903 1.6
201904 1.6
201905 1.6
201906 1.6
201907 1.6
201908 1.6
201909 1.6
201910 1.6
201911 1.6
201912 1.7
202001 1.8

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Data source: National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) provided by Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). For more information, please visit the Indicator Library for the technical description of Wait Time to First Assessment in Emergency indicator (average time and volume) and Length of Stay in Emergency indicators (average time, volume, and percentage within target).

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