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.