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Hospital bed emergency wait times of 48 hours still happen

Former deputy prime minister Herb Gray’s long stays in Ottawa Hospital emergency rooms waiting for a bed were far from unique.

Although wait times at the hospital’s Civic and General campuses are improving, there are still a small number of patients who must wait 48 hours in the emergency department for a hospital bed, and even up to 72 hours is conceivable, says Mike Tierney, vice president of clinical programs at The Ottawa Hospital. 478 more words

Local News

Afsun Qureshi: Canada’s ER nightmare

This year, medical officials have been participating in an inquiry into the death of Brian Sinclair — the man who died in 2008 despite waiting 34 hours in a Winnipeg emergency room. 705 more words

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A warm blanket

Have a look at this article. It nearly ruined my day. Just look at it!


As you can see, if you identify yourself as a doctor in publicly accessible social media (such as a blog) you should also identify yourself by name. 160 more words


Elective: Emergency Medicine

It’s been a couple of weeks since I finished this elective, but I’ve been a bit slow with my writing lately. Ah well. My fourth year of medical school is kind flying by at a frightening pace. 590 more words

Med School

Quick Look: Radiology 2.0: One night in the ED

Name:  Radiology 2.0: One night in the ED

Content producer: Dr. Cornfeld, an Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at Yale University School of Medicine 

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