Tips for Avoiding non-essential trips to the emergency department over the hospital.

With family doctor offices and urgent care centres closing or reducing hours over the holidays, many people think emergency departments are the only option for those seeking non-urgent medical attention between Christmas and New years. This can lead to longer than usual waits for healthier patients, for those require immediate emergency care. 

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