The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is now providing real-time wait information at participating walk-in clinics, emergency departments and urgent care centres.
Overwhelmed Winnipeg emergency department leaves seriously sick, injured patients waiting for care
Some physicians with the health authority say the new tool won’t solve longer wait times in hospitals, but it will help individuals with less urgent needs receive care more quickly.
They say a shortage of staff in all areas of the health-care system continues to be the main cause of long wait times.
Doctors Manitoba, which represents physicians and medical students, says the doctor shortage in the province has reached an all-time high.
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