Emergency Reception is open at all times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Laurentian Hospital Emergency Room contains 18 stretchers.
To access this service
When you arrive at Emergency, the triage nurse will evaluate you and determine the level of priority that corresponds to your state of health:
Your life is in immediate danger (cardiopulmonary arrest, major trauma…)
: Very urgent condition
Potential danger to your life, the integrity of a limb or its function (heart attack, stroke…)
: Urgent condition
Your current state presents risks, but your life is not in danger (chest pain, heavy bleeding…)
: Semi-urgent condition
Your state does not require immediate treatment (ankle sprain, urinary tract infection…)
: Non-urgent condition
You have a minor health problem, whose investigation and treatment may be delayed (cold, back pain…)
You have an appointment with the Emergency doctor following treatment or an examination.
The waiting time depends on many factors, including your priority code that is determined based on the state of your health, your risk of deterioration, the condition of other people kept under observation in Emergency, the number of people in the waiting room, the number who arrive by ambulance and the number of doctors on duty in Emergency. It is difficult to foresee the wait time as traffic varies constantly. However, rest assured that our team puts all necessary energy into responding to patients in the shortest possible time.
Situation in emergency rooms of hospitals in the Laurentians