Alberta Health Services said the province is not where it said it would be in slicing emergency wait times in its top cities.
“I’m not confident in where we are today,” Dr. Chris Eagle, AHS acting president and chief executive officer, said yesterday.
The province set a 70 per cent target for patients to be seen, assessed, treated and discharged within four hours and a 45 per cent success rate to see, assess, treat and admit those needing more care in eight by today.
Though better than in October – when AHS reported meeting goals 20 to 25 per cent of the time -patients are still waiting longer than the targets in Calgary and Edmonton emergency rooms.
“When people come to the emergency room, they expect to be seen in a timely manner,” said Eagle.