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ED Fast Track

Book a same-day or next-day arrival time to be assessed and treated for minor injuries such as minor lacerations, urinary tract infections (UTI’s), skin infections and rashes, minor fractures, or coughs, colds and flu.

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The Emergency Department (ED) operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week and is staffed by emergency physicians, Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses.

As the major trauma centre for the South Georgian Bay Region, the ED offers triage, resuscitation, trauma, surgical and medical care. Emergency visits to CGMH average more than 34,500 annually. 

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The ED uses a five level triage system. This means that patients are not seen on a "first come, first served" basis. Patients are usually assessed by a nurse within 15 minutes of their arrival in the ED (this will depend on how busy the ED is at the time) and seen by the physician according to the emergent nature of their injury or illness.

The See and Treat area, provides care to patients with minor injuries. The area is equipped with eight dedicated rooms with stretchers and chairs, for patients who can move about freely. A physician and a registered practical nurse (RPN) are staffed in the See & Treat area, seven days per week.

CGMH is a community hospital. Critically ill patients who are beyond the scope of the care team are stabilized in the ED and then transferred to other health care facilities depending on their care needs.

ED Wait Time Clock

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital's emergency department wait times are provided for general information only. Please be advised that wait times can change significantly and immediately, without warning, and are therefore not guaranteed. Patients will be seen in the emergency department based on their medical condition and the severity of their situation. Access ED Wait Times here. 

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