Emergency Department

Emergency Department

Service Summary

Alexandra Marine and General Hospital provides 24 hour emergency service, 7 days a week to our community by expertly trained physicians and nurses. A highly qualified nurse practitioner is also part of the team and is available to assess, diagnose and treat patients in a timely manner.

Our Emergency department specializes in quick assessment and treatment of patients with a wide range of illnesses from minor to life threatening. We are a Tele-stroke site and are able to assess and treat patient’s experiencing a stroke. We have immediate access to a neurologist via telemedicine. Our dedicated medical and nursing staff have extensive training in emergency medicine and stay current on best practices. The department is equipped with up to date equipment and technology to provide exceptional care. We keep our patients informed of when they can expect to see a physician and reasons for waiting. We have systems in place to consult specialists and transfer to other hospitals if higher level care is needed. We strive to provide excellence in emergency care for our patients and our community.

Arriving in the Emergency Department

When you arrive at the Emergency Department, you will be triaged by a Registered Nurse within 15 minutes. Triage is a system used to sort patients according to their medical condition. Once triaged, patients are seen in order of severity, not on “first come first serve” basis. The Emergency staff work to provide quality care as quickly as possible. However, the most seriously ill, or injured patients are seen first. While you are waiting to be seen, if your condition changes and you feel worse, you need to inform the emergency nurse.

What do you need to bring?

  • A valid Health Card is required for all services, otherwise a fee will be charged.
  • Current Medication (Including over the counter – with doses & frequency)
  • Any records you have concerning your health

Additional Resources

Telehealth 1-866-797-0000

Poison Control 1-800-268-9017

Crisis Line 1-888-829-7484