Hospital Eligibility

Hospitals are assessed based on relative highest needs for ED coverage assistance. Considerations include:

  • the percentage of the ED physician complement being recruited
  • availability and use of staffing alternatives
  • hospital size
  • degree of isolation
  • other factors

Before a hospital can be assessed for last resort assistance, it must demonstrate that it has pursued all other avenues to overcome immediate challenges with physician coverage.

Contact the EDLP Team to discuss ED staffing/ scheduling strategies and eligibility for interim locum support at