Even after years of pressure from the provincial government to improve congestion in Lower Mainland hospitals, it looks like the problem is only getting worse.
The latest health care report card released by Fraser Health shows patients are being moved from the emergency room to a hospital bed within 10 hours only 36.6% of the time.
The target is 55%.
It also shows, on average 222 patients admitted to hospitals are receiving care in Emergency rooms, hallways, and lounges.
That target is 165.
It blames the increase on a high demand for inpatient beds at Abbotsford, Royal Columbian, and Surrey Memorial Hospitals.
Fraser Health says in a statement that reducing the use of hallway beds is priority, and its recently invested $5 million to improve community care.