Go Online To Shop For Fastest ER Care

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Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care are launching a website February that will allow patients to compare hospital wait times. (Shutterstock) | Shutterstock

Patients needing emergency medical care will soon be able to go online to shop for the shortest waiting times before deciding which Vancouver Coastal Health hospital to go to.

A new website to launch on Feb. 7 will post continuously updated waiting times with data and other information from these hospitals: Vancouver General, St. Paul's, University of B.C., Lions Gate, Richmond General and Mount St. Joseph. Other B.C. hospitals may be added later, depending on the website's popularity.

Read the whole story at The Vancouver Sun