Doc Talk #5 – Emergency Room Use



Dr Dan discussed use and abuse of emergency rooms in this show.

Patients in the emergency room are assigned a category of urgency (triaged), so that those with the most serious conditions get seen more quickly. This is very different from a drive-through.

In the emergency department, if you don’t get your burger quickly enough, then you might die

Next time you are in the emergency department and have to wait a long time to be, spare a thought for those who are rushed ahead of you!

A good time to recap on the other healthcare options available locally:

  • The Vegreville Family Clinic has a walk-in session every weekday morning from 8am to 9am and on Monday evenings from 4-5pm
  • You can call also call Health Link on 811 for health advice. This is available 24/7.