Holidayhours.ca Helps Patients Access Healthcare During Holiday Season
Over the past year, holidayhours.cadisplayed over 80,000 holiday hours from more than 11,000 healthcare facilities across Canada. Last winter, holidayhours.ca showed holiday hours for all hospitals & urgent care centres, and in Ontario, the site covered 88% of all walk-in clinics, pharmacies & medical labs.
With continually updated information about healthcare options, the website and app are the most up-to-date resource of healthcare facilities, showing what’s open and where. Information about languages spoken, services offered, and online appointment booking for some clinics and pharmacies is also available.
Dr. Ryan Doherty, founder of Empower Health and iamsick.ca, which offers holidayhours.casaid, “There’s no better place for Canadians to access reliable information about their healthcare options during the holidays.” He continued, “Studies show that only 1 in 3 Canadians are able to access healthcare without going to an emergency department during holidays and that 40% of those who go to emergency could have been treated by a regular healthcare provider. It’s no wonder many hospitals regularly see a 20% increase in visits during the holidays, especially during flu season.”
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