Bluewater Health CEE gets top marks for ER wait times

Petrolia hospital times are lower than 90% of similar facilities in province

The Emergency Department (at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital (CEEH) of Bluewater Health has been recognized by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for achieving emergency room wait times that are lower than 90% of similar hospitals in the province.

“Emergency Room Wait Times” refers to the number of hours a patient spends in the Emergency Department, starting when a patient is either triaged or registered and ends when that patient is either admitted to hospital or discharged. For patients at CEEH of Bluewater Health, patients with complex needs spend on average 2.2 hours in the Emergency Department compared to the provincial average of 5.6 hours. For patients with minor or uncomplicated conditions, the wait time is 1.7 hours compared to the provincial average of 2.4 hours.

Petrolia Mayor John McCharles extended his congratulations on this achievement: “As the Town of Petrolia works with our partners at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health on our commitment to rural health care, I would like to add my sincere congratulations for this significant achievement. A high-performing hospital at the heart of our health care village, is a part of the strong foundation of services in our community that we can continue to build on for future generations.”

According to Laurie Zimmer, vice president of operations, this accomplishment another example of great partners working together for improved patient care. “With our partners across the health care system and in the community of Petrolia and Lambton County, we are very proud to be recognized for the care we are able to deliver at CEEH of Bluewater Health in Petrolia.”

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