Wait for urgent patients at Amadora-Sintra hospital exceeds 15 hours


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The average waiting time for urgent patients was 15 hours and 46 minutes at 10am today at the Fernando Fonseca Hospital (Amadora-Sintra), where 45 people were waiting to be seen, according to data from the National Health Service (SNS).

The data refers to the average waiting time for care in the last two hours and the number of patients shown is the number of people currently waiting for care, after triage.

According to data from the SNS portal, consulted by the Lusa agency, at Lisbon’s Santa Maria Hospital, the waiting time for patients triaged as urgent (yellow bracelet) was eight hours and 30 minutes, with 21 patients waiting at that time.

There were also 28 less urgent patients (green wristband), with an average waiting time of 13 hours and 22 minutes.

Still in the Lisbon region, at the Beatriz Ângelo Hospital in Loures, the waiting time was 12 hours and five minutes, with 48 people triaged as urgent.

In Setúbal, the 13 patients considered urgent at that time had to wait an average of 11 hours and 59 minutes.

The waiting time at the Hospital de São João in Porto was two hours and 33 minutes, with 14 people triaged with a yellow bracelet.

At the University of Coimbra Hospital, the waiting time for urgent patients was one hour and four minutes and nine people were waiting to be seen, while at the Leiria Hospital the data showed a waiting time of six hours and 38 minutes for these patients (four patients).

At the Sousa Martins Hospital in Guarda, the waiting time reached four hours and 40 minutes, with four people waiting to be seen.

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