This depends on a number of factors including how ill you are, the availability of treatment rooms, number of patients waiting, etc. Critically ill patients are given priority therefore you may find that others who arrived after you are cared for first.
Despite the fact that additional doctors and nurses are called in during very busy periods, there are still limits to the number of health care personnel available. This can sometimes result in lengthy waits. On ocassion, it is necessary to perform tests or call in a specialist which may lead to an additional wait.
Please be assured however that the staff are committed to ALL our patients. Should you have any questions or if your condition changes during this waiting period do not hesitate to approach the triage nurse or nurse in charge.