4/7/11

773 patients in Ontario Emergency Rooms are waiting for an acute care bed

A new report indicates that on average in February 2011, 773 patients were in Ontario Emergency Rooms waiting for an acute care hospital bed.  These patients alone would fill 4.9% of the existing stock of 15,711 acute care beds in the province.  Bed occupancy at Ontario hospitals is about 97.9%

dallan@cupe.ca

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