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Time spent in hospitals and emergency departments

Emergency department

This section shows the percentage of patients arriving at this hospital's emergency department who commenced treatment within the clinically recommended time. Recommended maximum waiting times vary depending on the urgency of the patient's need for care (their triage category), as assessed by a healthcare professional in the emergency department.

Note: the number of patients shown is different to the number of patients for the measure Time in emergency department from arrival to departure.

Resuscitation waiting time (requires treatment immediately)

In 2012–13, 100% of resuscitation patients were treated immediately upon arrival at the emergency department of this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 100%.

Year Number of patients Patients treated immediately Peer group average
2012–13 148 100% 100%
2011–12 109 100% 100%
2010–11 65 100% 100%

Emergency waiting time (requires treatment within 10 minutes)

In 2012–13, 79% of emergency patients were treated within 10 minutes of arrival at the emergency department of this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 82%.

Year Number of patients Patients treated within 10 minutes Peer group average
2012–13 3,552 79% 82%
2011–12 2,132 73% 82%
2010–11 1,244 64% 82%

Urgent waiting time (requires treatment within 30 minutes)

In 2012–13, 75% of urgent patients were treated within 30 minutes of arrival at the emergency department of this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 76%.

Year Number of patients Patients treated within 30 minutes Peer group average
2012–13 8,819 75% 76%
2011–12 7,136 76% 76%
2010–11 6,273 70% 75%
Year Quarter Patients treated within 30 minutes
2013–14 Oct–Dec 78%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 72%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 77%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 75%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 76%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 70%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 80%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 77%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 80%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 67%
2010–11 Apr–Jun 71%
2010–11 Jan–Mar 74%
2010–11 Oct–Dec 67%
2010–11 Jul–Sep 67%

Semi-urgent waiting time (requires treatment within 60 minutes)

In 2012–13, 69% of semi-urgent patients were treated within 60 minutes of arrival at the emergency department of this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 80%.

Year Number of patients Patients treated within 60 minutes Peer group average
2012–13 12,041 69% 80%
2011–12 14,051 70% 78%
2010–11 14,004 71% 76%
Year Quarter Patients treated within 60 minutes
2013–14 Oct–Dec 78%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 70%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 71%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 76%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 70%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 61%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 74%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 66%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 76%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 64%
2010–11 Apr–Jun 75%
2010–11 Jan–Mar 73%
2010–11 Oct–Dec 70%
2010–11 Jul–Sep 64%

Non-urgent waiting time (requires treatment within 120 minutes)

In 2012–13, 92% of non-urgent patients were treated within 120 minutes of arrival at the emergency department of this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 94%.

Year Number of patients Patients treated within 120 minutes Peer group average
2012–13 2,177 92% 94%
2011–12 3,106 88% 93%
2010–11 3,753 92% 94%
Year Quarter Patients treated within 120 minutes
2013–14 Oct–Dec 93%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 94%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 89%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 93%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 90%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 90%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 84%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 92%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 86%
2010–11 Apr–Jun 92%
2010–11 Jan–Mar 94%
2010–11 Oct–Dec 93%
2010–11 Jul–Sep 89%

This section shows the percentage of all patients, admitted patients and discharged patients who depart the emergency department (ED) within four hours of arrival.

Note: the number of patients shown is different to the number of patients for the measure Waiting times for treatment.

Percentage of all patients departing the emergency department within four hours of arrival

In 2012–13, 89% of all patients departed this hospital's emergency department within four hours of arrival, compared to its national peer group performance of 78%.

Year Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2012–13 28,534 89% 78%
2011–12 29,016 87% 77%
Year Quarter Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival
2013–14 Oct–Dec 88%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 86%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 89%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 90%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 85%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 88%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 85%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 88%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 88%

Percentage of resuscitation patients departing the emergency department within four hours of arrival (requires treatment immediately)

In 2012–13, 80% of resuscitation patients departed this hospital's emergency department within four hours of arrival, compared to its national peer group performance of 61%.

Year Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2012–13 148 80% 61%
2011–12 109 73% 58%

Percentage of emergency patients departing the emergency department within four hours of arrival (requires treatment within 10 minutes)

In 2012–13, 80% of emergency patients departed this hospital's emergency department within four hours of arrival, compared to its national peer group performance of 56%.

Year Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2012–13 3,559 80% 56%
2011–12 2,137 75% 52%

Percentage of urgent patients departing the emergency department within four hours of arrival (requires treatment within 30 minutes)

In 2012–13, 85% of urgent patients departed this hospital's emergency department within four hours of arrival, compared to its national peer group performance of 64%.

Year Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2012–13 8,967 85% 64%
2011–12 7,256 81% 62%

Percentage of semi-urgent patients departing the emergency department within four hours of arrival (requires treatment within 60 minutes)

In 2012–13, 92% of semi-urgent patients departed this hospital's emergency department within four hours of arrival, compared to its national peer group performance of 85%.

Year Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2012–13 13,167 92% 85%
2011–12 15,582 90% 82%

Percentage of non-urgent patients departing the emergency department within four hours of arrival (requires treatment within 120 minutes)

In 2012–13, 96% of non-urgent patients departed this hospital's emergency department within four hours of arrival, compared to its national peer group performance of 92%.

Year Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2012–13 2,693 96% 92%
2011–12 3,932 94% 91%

Percentage of admitted patients departing the emergency department within four hours of arrival

In 2012–13, 63% of admitted patients departed this hospital's emergency department within four hours of arrival, compared to its national peer group performance of 41%.

Year Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2012–13 4,026 63% 41%
2011–12 3,666 58% 37%
Year Quarter Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival
2013–14 Oct–Dec 60%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 56%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 68%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 66%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 64%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 54%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 59%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 55%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 60%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 57%

Percentage of discharged patients departing the emergency department within four hours of arrival

In 2012–13, 93% of discharged patients departed this hospital's emergency department within four hours of arrival, compared to its national peer group performance of 84%.

Year Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2012–13 24,508 93% 84%
2011–12 25,350 91% 83%
Year Quarter Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival
2013–14 Oct–Dec 93%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 92%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 93%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 94%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 94%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 90%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 93%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 89%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 92%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 92%

The data presented here relate to the length of time until most admitted patients (90%) departed the emergency department (ED) for admission to a ward in the same hospital.

Time until most admitted patients (90%) departed the emergency department

In 2012–13, the length of time until most admitted patients (90%) departed this hospital's emergency department was 6 hours 19 minutes, compared to its national peer group performance of 11 hours 52 minutes.

Year Number of patients who are admitted Time until most patients (90%) departed ED Peer group average
2012–13 4,026 6 hours 19 mins 11 hours 52 mins
2011–12 3,666 7 hours 10 mins 12 hours 23 mins