Daily LHSC Emergency Department Wait Times

LHSC is committed to providing patients with compassionate and high quality care. Our top priority is always the health and well-being of our patients.

The following wait time information is included for LHSC’s Emergency Departments at University Hospital, Victoria Hospital and Children’s Hospital:

  • Average length of stay in Emergency Department for patients who were admitted to hospital for further treatment (in hours)

  • Average length of stay in Emergency Department for patients who were not admitted to hospital and were treated and released (in hours)

  • Number of patients seen in the Emergency Departments

Please note:

The Emergency Department wait times information is updated daily and reflects the information for the previous day. This information is updated every day at 9:00 a.m.

Emergency Departments - Average Length of Stay

Statistics for Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Emergency Department For Patients Who Were Admitted to Hospital for Further Treatment (in hours) For Patients Who Were Not Admitted to Hospital And Were Treated and Released (in hours) Number of Patients Seen in ED
University Hospital 12 4 186
Victoria Hospital 19 6 185
Children's Hospital 5 3 86

These numbers include the total amount of time from when a patient is triaged, to when the patient is either discharged or admitted to hospital, including time for tests and/or procedures.

This information should not be used to determine whether or not to come to the Emergency Department.

If you require immediate medical assistance, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.

For more information: