According to a study by the Canadian Institute for Health information, Manitoba has the longest emergency room wait times in the country.
The median time spent by a patient from checking into the emergency room to the time they’re discharged is around 4 hours (national average is 2.5 hours). 9 out of 10 Emergency Room visits in Manitoba are completed within 13 hours (national average is 7.5 hours).
Don’t forget that you can view live Emergency Room wait times online at http://www.wrha.mb.ca/wait-times/.
The 7 hospitals available are:
- Concordia Hospital
- Grace Hospital
- Health Sciences Centre – Adult
- Health Sciences Centre – Children’s
- Seven Oaks General Hospital
- St. Boniface Hospital
- Victoria General Hospital
The page will list how many patients are waiting, average wait time, and longest non-urgent wait. Even if the wait times appear long, you will be seen quickly if your condition is an emergency. [CTV WINNIPEG]