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ER Wait Times in New Castle County Hospitals

Average wait times at hospital in New Castle County show the time patients can expect to spend. Actual wait times will depend on many factors, such as severity of the injury, time of day, and staffing. Patients are quickly evaluated as part of a triage process, so the most severe cases can be treated first. Depending on the hospital, this initial wait can run from a few minutes to over an hour. The times below also include wait times for initial treatment, since there can be many delays after the triage process. Choose an ER with a shorter wait time to get seen more quickly.

Hospital - Share Your ExperienceCity
Total Wait Times
St Francis Hospital
Wilmington 3h 6m
Christiana Care Health Services.
Newark 4h 53m

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These are the average time from entering the ER to being admitted to the hospital by a doctor. In a busy ER, patients will be seen by a triage nurse first. Then the wait time will vary by severity, and how busy the ER is at the time of day. Patients with less serious problems could have substantially longer waits.

There is a 107 minute wait difference between the fastest ER in New Castle and the slowest.


Stories



May 15, 2024, 1:39 AM
: "Came in with son for pitting legs and blurry vision...blood pressure 213 over 95....2 and half hours later blood pressure 191 over 91. Now it is another 2 half hours and still waiting. I do understand priorities but this is unacceptable " - Linda

May 01, 2024, 2:53 AM
: "Norton Brownsboro Louisville KY waiting 8 hours in ED after car accident. No caring or compassion. Avoid Norton." - Kalee

Apr 12, 2024, 9:38 PM
: "My mother has been in the ER lobby of Hillcrest Hospital, Tulsa Ok, for 5 hours. She has stage four metastatic bone cancer. I brought her here to hopefully get her pain under control, or at least a little relief. She’s in extreme pain, but she hasn’t seen a doctor yet. " - Vanessa

Apr 09, 2024, 12:10 PM
: "Stay away from Melbourne regional hospital. Went in there with a dog bite injury. I had the series of rabies vaccine since I was starting vet school. The doctor stated you need to do these shots per CDC. I refused themsince I had just recently had them. He said are you refusing treatment. I said I’m refusing the shots. They refused to clean the wounds that were still bleeding. He refused to do stitches and they refuse to dress(cover) the wounds. The nurse stated if you refuse the shots we cannot do anything for you. The doctor came out and stated you will die with out the shots. I said you go look again at CDC. Well the next morning the health department calls me. Dr sent them Faldo information. I told her what happen and she stated that I didn’t need them but even if I refused the shot they still should have attended to the wounds" - Monique

Apr 03, 2024, 9:26 PM
: "Umass Memorial Health worcester 4.5 hours and still waiting. As a cardiac patient with symptoms!" - John

Mar 22, 2024, 3:31 AM
: "CMH Ventura- 4 Hours and counting!! Pathetic." - Jeanne

Mar 17, 2024, 11:13 PM
: "At ate a health bad wait" - Ty

Mar 15, 2024, 2:43 AM
: "Been waiting at WHC for 4.5 hours. No end in sight" - Tracy

Mar 06, 2024, 5:56 PM
: "It is a joke. My SO waited 15 hours before he left. Now new day and by DR orders is back again for 102.6 fever and 130 + heartrate" - Tami

Feb 28, 2024, 6:58 PM
: "Currently been at North Bay waiting for 4 hours.... and counting. " - Jim

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