A smoother and optimized transition to the Emergency Room

The overload of adult emergency departments is a common occurrence in urban areas throughout the Western world. Several factors contribute to this, notably our growing and ageing population, as well as the vulnerability and fragility of certain sectors of society. As a result, the number of consultations in the HUG ER continues to increase. Between 2014 and 2017, the number of adult emergency room admissions increased from 62,467 to 68,938, a rise of 10.4%.

Surgical activity

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In 2015, the growth in surgical activity, observed since 2011, slowed down (-0.3%), by reducing the patient base from the border. Of the 26,234 interventions carried out, 6905, or 26%, were in outpatient care.

4. Shorter waiting times

Less waiting in the ER

Despite the rise in activity, waiting times in the emergency department have been reduced. As a result, 90% of the most serious accidents and emergencies (level 1) are treated without delay in adults as well as in children. For less serious emergencies (level 2 and 3), the vast majority of cases are treated within the defined target time.