It’s hard to say. Your condition will be evaluated by a triage nurse, and you’ll be seen based on severity. Patients with life-threatening conditions, such as a heart attack or stroke, are seen first.
Once in the treatment area, the length of your stay depends on your symptoms, whether you need test results or consultations from a specialist, and whether you need to be admitted to the hospital.
How long you’re in the Emergency Department may also depend on how busy the department is, and some days and times are busier than others.
Please keep in mind that quality care takes time, so your patience is appreciated.