Emergency Room fast facts

St. Michael’s Hospital is a recognized leader in emergency care among Ontario teaching hospitals. Here are some fast facts about our emergency room from Hospital data collected during 2010.

70,000 patients expected in 2011

62,000 patients treated in 2010

1,000 ambulance visits a month

46 exam rooms

$9.2M annual operating budget

Our Emergency Room offers distinctive core programs to improve service for the wide range of emergency cases we receive as an inner city hospital. Here are some highlights of these programs:

Regional Trauma Centre

  • 600 adult trauma cases from all over the province by ambulance and helicopter
  • “Ready State Preparedness” benefits all ER patients

Rapid Response Programs

  • ‘STEMI’ centre for heart attack patients allows often life saving treatment in under 90 minutes
  • Regional stroke centre to give patients full treatment window of three hours with a “door to needle" target of 60 minutes

Fast Track Program

  • Nurse practitioners treat minor complaints and reduce wait times
  • Program is a model used for other hospitals

GEM Care Program for Seniors

  • Sucessful pilot program now expanded across Ontario
  • Allows frail seniors in the ER access to a nurse advocate for specialized care & support

Rotary Transition Centre for the Homeless

  • Provides dedicated space where homeless patients recuperate, receive a hot meal and launder their clothing
  • This extended care decreases the number of additional visits homeless patients can require