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Services

Data source

Public Hospitals Establishments Database (NPHED)

About the measure

MyHospitals shows selected services provided by individual hospitals, including specialised care units. The service list may include information outside the scope of the NPHED, such as emergency departments and emergency services being provided by individual hospitals, as advised by states and territories.

The information about services provided by a particular hospital is intended for general purposes only. There is the potential for some omissions or errors in this information and readers should contact a hospital directly to confirm the services available.

Number of beds

Data source

Public Hospitals Establishments Database (NPHED)

About the measure

The annual average number of beds available to be used by an admitted patient is grouped into the following categories: fewer than 50, 50–99, 100–199, 200–500, and more than 500. These data are as reported by states and territories to the NPHED, and are referred to in statistical publications (including Australian hospital statistics) as ‘average available beds’.

The average available beds may differ from bed counts published elsewhere. For example, the average available beds over the reporting period may differ from bed numbers as at 30 June.

Comparability of bed numbers can be affected by the range and types of patients treated by a hospital. For example, hospitals may have different proportions of beds available for general versus special purposes (such as beds or cots used exclusively for intensive care). Bed counts also include chairs for same-day admissions.