Surge capacity is a situation at the Health Sciences Centre where there are more patients than beds available. It used to be known as “Gridlock”. When in Surge capacity, new patients often have to wait in the Emergency Department for a bed to open up.
We are regularly in an overcapacity situation. The daily admitted patient census is consistently above 400.
We encourage you to submit your suggestions for improvement or comments via the Compliments and Concerns Form at this link: feedbac.tbrhsc.net
See how the Emergency Department at the Health Sciences Centre compares to other facilities around the province.
Emergency Department Wait Times
Thunder Bay has a number of walk-in clinics that may be more convenient and suitable for non-emergency needs. Click here to see the up-to-date list of clinics and hours (maintained by 211OntarioNorth.ca)