Data are from the Portal of the National Health Service
The average waiting times for urgent patients in hospitals in the Lisbon region varied at 00:15 today between 09:00 at Hospital Beatriz Ângelo and 17 minutes at São Francisco Xavier, according to SNS data.
According to data from the Portal do National Health Serviceconsulted by the Lusa agency, 74 patients with a yellow bracelet (urgent) were at 00:15 today at the general emergency department of Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, in Loures, with an average waiting time of 09 hours and 36 minutes, when the Recommended time is 60 minutes.
At Hospital Santa Maria, the average waiting time is 06 hours and 17 minutes, leaving at this time 30 people with a yellow wristband in the central emergency service.
At São José, Fernando Fonseca (Amadora-Sintra) and Garcia de Orta hospitals, in Almada, the waiting time is 02 hours and 14 minutes (04 people), 01 hour and 54 minutes (12) and 01 hours and 49 minutes (10), respectively.
At the D. Estefânia pediatric hospital, the waiting time is 01 hour and 45 minutes, with ten people waiting in the emergency department, while at the Fernando Fonseca pediatric emergency, the waiting time is 49 minutes (03 people ).
At the São Francisco Xavier hospital, the average waiting time is within the recommended range, with 14 minutes for urgent patients.
In the Porto region, at Hospital S. João, the average waiting time is 50 minutes for very urgent patients, with seven people wearing an orange bracelet (recommended time of 10 minutes) and 01 hour and 44 minutes for urgent patients , finding 35 people with a yellow wristband. In pediatric emergencies, the waiting time for urgent patients is 03 hours (19 people).
At Hospital Pedro Hispano, in Matosinhos, the waiting time for urgent patients is 01 hour and 35 minutes, with one person waiting, while Hospital de Vila Nova de Gaia does not share emergency times.
The Manchester triage, which makes it possible to assess the clinical risk of the user and assign a degree of priority, includes five levels: emergent (red bracelet), very urgent (orange), urgent (yellow), less urgent (green) and non-urgent ( blue).
In the case of a yellow wristband, the first appointment should not take more than 60 minutes, and in the case of a green wristband, the recommendation is that it should not last longer than 120 minutes (two hours).