Policy Number

NSHA AD-C3-080

QEII Emergency Department to Inpatient Unit Transfers - CZ - Procedure - NSHA AD-C3-080


On March 8, 2021, the Government of Nova Scotia issued a Ministerial Directive to Nova Scotia Health indicating patient flow, including access to inpatient beds, is a priority. In the Directive, the Minister dictated that all patients be transferred out of the Emergency Department to an inpatient unit within 12 hours of registration.

The purpose of this procedure is to standardize patient admissions from the QEII Emergency Department (ED) to inpatient units. The below guidelines have been developed to create consistency and efficiency in patient flow.