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More than 500 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

St George Hospital NSW

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Length of stay in hospital

Number of stays

A stay in hospital, termed patient admission, represents a new episode of care. Admissions are presented by categories including childbirth, surgical, medical, other acute care, mental health, rehabilitation care, palliative care and other subacute and non-acute care.

All patient admissions

Data for 2016–17 are not comparable with earlier years.

Data for 2015–16 are not comparable with earlier years.

Number of admissions
Admissions category 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17
Data for 2016–17 are not comparable with earlier years.
Data for 2015–16 are not comparable with earlier years.
Childbirth 2,528 2,607 2,470 2,520 2,476
Surgical (emergency) 3,310 3,188 3,184 3,310 3,382
Surgical (non-emergency) 4,347 4,688 4,717 4,478 4,797
Medical (emergency) 20,600 21,681 22,033 23,547 25,077
Medical (non-emergency) 19,691 20,128 21,294 21,851 22,725
Other acute (emergency) 1,008 961 1,087 1,089 1,166
Other acute (non-emergency) 760 815 953 994 1,384
Mental health 812 936 1,273 1,113 1,298
Rehabilitation 471 1,565 1,620 1,636 1,842
Palliative 287 201 254 602 496
Other subacute and non-acute 1,309 1,361 1,245 1,062 1,150
Total 55,123 58,131 60,130 62,202 65,793