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The Glengarry News - - Our Country Correspond­ents -

The Corn­wall Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal re­cently in­stalled an elec­tronic num­bered queu­ing sys­tem in its emer­gency depart­ment.

When ar­riv­ing, pa­tients will see a touch screen where they are asked a few pre­lim­i­nary ques­tions. A ticket is is­sued and in turn, the pa­tients are placed in a vir­tual line. This al­lows them to have a seat, know­ing that their num­ber is in the queue to be called and seen by the triage nurse.

Once seated, the pa­tients will see the num­ber dis­played on the tele­vi­sion screens and an au­dio an­nounce­ment will be made to call the pa­tients.

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