Contact:

Gale Markham
PH: 807 468-9861 Ext: 2287

Description:

The Admitting Department is staffed 16 hour/day, 7 day/week and provides registration services for over 43,300 emergency and ambulatory care patients attending a multitude of hospital services. We maintain an accurate hospital bed census by admitting, transferring and discharging over 3,100 inpatients to their appropriate service and accommodations. The registration and distribution of paper work for the morgue is also maintained in our office. The staff also assists in the Visiting Specialist clinics as required.

The Switchboard Department is staffed 24 hours per day 7 days per week and is the main Hospital communication station also acting as the Hospital Reception. All calls directed to the Hospital are answered and transferred to the appropriate area, averaging 3 calls per minute. They are responsible for announcing and directing all Hospital Codes and alarms, maintaining an on call list for 15 people each day and providing a message service for 35 staff and all physicians. Financial services, Emergency Nurse Grasping are provided after hours including all Admitting duties on night shift.

They are also responsible for the locked security door system after 8:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.