Emergency Department


The Emergency Department provides emergency care to patients of all ages. This includes general emergency care, psychiatric care and care for domestic and sexual violence


The Emergency Department is located on the Main Level of the South tower. 

Hours of Operation

The Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Coming to the Emergency Department

What to Bring

  • Caregiver, family member or support person.
  • Ontario Health Card or proof of medical coverage.
  • Your medical history and a list of all medications you are taking, including vitamins, herbal or homeopathic remedies.

What to Expect 

  • You will be screened for COVID-19 on entry.
  • A triage nurse will assess your needs and complete a medical history. 
  • Once assessed you will be registered and directed to a room to await care.
  • Patients will be seen based on level care needed, rather than first-come first-served. 

Wait times

Patients are seen based on the level of care needed, not a first-come first-served basis. Although this can lead to longer waits for some, it is the safest way to deliver care. This is the same if you arrive on your own, by ambulance, or if you have been asked to return for a follow-up.

Throughout your visit, we will keep you informed about your care and length of stay. Every effort will be made to serve you as quickly as possible. 

How to help Lower wait times

Tools & Resources


Contact Us:

Joseph Brant Hospital
1230 North Shore Blvd.
Burlington, ON L7S 1W7


P: 905-632-3737