New Screen Gives Hospital Patients Wait Times

Seven Oaks Waiting Room Board

Seven Oaks Waiting Room BoardThe emergency department at Seven Oaks General Hospital is the first in the city to be part of a new WRHA pilot project to show patients expected wait times.

The new electronic information board draws on up-to-date information from the emergency department information system to provide details on the number of patients in the waiting room, average time patients have been waiting, longest time a patient currently in the waiting room has been waiting, and the average time patients now receiving treatment waited to see a doctor.

The cost of the project, which included planning and background work by technical staff, along with the equipment, cost under $9,700, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority said.

The Seven Oaks pilot will be evaluated, including patient feedback, and changes may be made to further enhance the system.

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