London Health Sciences Centre
Victoria Hospital & Children's Hosptial of Western Ontario
The Pediatric and Adult Emergency Departments are both located at Victoria Hospital and accommodate a combined volume of approximately 90,000 patients annually. This brand new facility is located at the corner of Commissioners and Wellington roads. Separate areas are set up to care for critically ill and injured patients, acutely ill adults, less acutely ill adults, children, and patients with minor illness and injury. There are traumdex x-ray facilities in the critical care/resuscitation area, and both departments are immediately adjacent to the main radiology facilities (CT, Ultrasound, MRI). Dedicated elevators are available to move patients to the Intensive Care Units and/or the Operating Suite.
The new Emergency Department at University Hospital opened in March of 2004. This site currently sees approximately 39,000 patients per year and has the capacity to see approximately 70,000. University Hospital is renowned for many of its specialized programs such as clinical neurosciences, quaternary cardiac care including a very active electrophysiology lab, robot-assisted cardiac surgery, and a leading transplant program. As such, this is the access point to those services for many members of the public and referring physicians.
Similar to Victoria Hospital, this state-of-the-art facility operates with a decentralized nursing model. Separate facilities are available for the critically ill and injured, acute and subacute medical/surgical conditions, and ambulatory patients. X-ray and CT facilities are available in the department, and a dedicated elevator provides access to CT, Ultrasound, MRI, the ICU and operating rooms.