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Time spent in emergency departments

Emergency department

This section shows data related to presentations (visits) to this hospital’s emergency department. Each visit is counted separately, so the number of presentations may not be equal to the number of people seen or treated by the emergency department if some people visited more than once. Here, ‘patients’ refers to the number of presentations.

This section shows the percentage of patients arriving at this hospital’s emergency department who commenced treatment within the maximum 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. The five triage categories are called: Resuscitation, Emergency, Urgent, Semi-urgent and Non-urgent.

Resuscitation waiting time (requires treatment immediately)

In 2017–18, 100% of resuscitation patients were treated immediately upon arrival (within 2 minutes) 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
2017–18 140 100% 100%
2016–17 122 100% 100%
2015–16 101 100% 100%
2014–15 77 100% 100%
2013–14 93 100% 100%
2012–13 87 100% 100%
2011–12 111 100% 100%
Year Quarter Number of patients Patients treated immediately Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 38 100% 100%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 35 100% 100%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 32 100% 100%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 35 100% 100%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 36 100% 100%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 28 100% 100%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 31 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 27 100% 100%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 27 100% 100%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 18 100% 100%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 26 100% 100%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 30 100% 100%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 19 100% 99%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 18 100% 100%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 25 100% 100%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 15 100% 100%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 20 100% 100%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 18 100% 100%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 27 100% 100%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 28 100% 100%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 23 100% 100%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 16 100% 100%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 19 100% 100%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 29 100% 100%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 28 100% 100%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 24 100% 100%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 39 100% 100%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 20 100% 100%

Emergency waiting time (requires treatment within 10 minutes)

In 2017–18, 84% 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 80%.

Year Number of patients Patients treated within 10 minutes Peer group average
2017–18 2,089 84% 80%
2016–17 1,911 80% 81%
2015–16 1,357 88% 83%
2014–15 1,280 87% 83%
2013–14 1,340 87% 85%
2012–13 1,271 86% 83%
2011–12 1,243 90% 80%
Year Quarter Number of patients Patients treated within 10 minutes Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 552 86% 81%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 447 87% 80%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 507 83% 81%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 583 82% 79%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 547 80% 81%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 490 74% 80%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 439 82% 81%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 435 84% 83%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 360 88% 83%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 351 87% 83%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 315 90% 83%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 331 87% 81%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 323 86% 83%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 314 86% 84%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 307 88% 85%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 336 88% 81%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 310 89% 85%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 264 88% 85%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 378 88% 85%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 388 85% 84%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 320 88% 85%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 305 88% 84%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 282 83% 83%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 364 86% 81%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 346 90% 84%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 293 87% 81%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 292 89% 79%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 312 92% 78%

Urgent waiting time (requires treatment within 30 minutes)

In 2017–18, 81% 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 70%.

Year Number of patients Patients treated within 30 minutes Peer group average
2017–18 7,691 81% 70%
2016–17 8,166 77% 71%
2015–16 6,995 76% 71%
2014–15 6,664 77% 74%
2013–14 6,852 76% 75%
2012–13 7,543 76% 74%
2011–12 7,089 75% 70%
Year Quarter Number of patients Patients treated within 30 minutes Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 1,864 84% 71%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 1,806 82% 71%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 1,885 83% 71%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 2,136 75% 67%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 1,943 77% 72%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 1,962 78% 71%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 2,182 73% 70%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 2,079 77% 70%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 1,828 76% 72%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 1,709 76% 72%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 1,720 75% 72%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 1,738 76% 69%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 1,693 74% 75%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 1,611 76% 74%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 1,750 77% 75%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 1,610 80% 70%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 1,691 76% 76%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 1,588 78% 76%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 1,714 75% 76%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 1,859 73% 72%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 1,793 76% 76%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 1,873 79% 76%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 1,900 75% 75%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 1,977 74% 70%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 1,742 75% 73%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 1,785 78% 72%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 1,738 74% 70%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 1,824 74% 66%

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

In 2017–18, 83% 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 73%.

Year Number of patients Patients treated within 60 minutes Peer group average
2017–18 7,162 83% 73%
2016–17 7,574 83% 73%
2015–16 8,542 79% 73%
2014–15 8,010 79% 74%
2013–14 8,038 76% 75%
2012–13 8,160 77% 74%
2011–12 8,581 73% 71%

* Interpret with caution: 5-10% of presentations had missing or invalid time data.

Year Quarter Number of patients Patients treated within 60 minutes Peer group average
* Interpret with caution: 5-10% of presentations had missing or invalid time data.
2017–18 Apr–Jun 1,702 85% 75%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 2,038 85% 75%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 1,709 86% 74%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 1,713 73% 70%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 1,678 85% 74%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 1,898 86% 74%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 2,028 79% 73%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 1,970 83% 73%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 1,892 84% 75%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 2,322 83% 74%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 2,085 72% 74%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 2,243 78% 71%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 1,924 78% 76%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 1,910 82% 74%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 2,188 78% 75%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 1,988 76% 71%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 1,784 75% 76%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 1,987 80%* 75%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 2,048 78% 76%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 2,219 73% 73%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 1,808 79% 76%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 1,923 83% 75%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 2,256 80% 74%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 2,173 67% 71%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 2,100 73% 72%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 1,998 75% 72%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 2,169 75% 71%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 2,314 70% 68%

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

In 2017–18, 94% 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 91%.

Year Number of patients Patients treated within 120 minutes Peer group average
* Interpret with caution: 5-10% of presentations had missing or invalid time data.
NP† Results could not be accurately calculated as more than 10% of presentations had missing or invalid time data.
2017–18 2,158 94% 91%
2016–17 1,533 96% 91%
2015–16 1,352 94% 92%
2014–15 1,094 94%* 92%
2013–14 840 NP† 91%
2012–13 693 NP† 90%
2011–12 935 87%* 88%

* Interpret with caution: 5-10% of presentations had missing or invalid time data.

NP† Results could not be accurately calculated as more than 10% of presentations had missing or invalid time data.

NP† Results could not be accurately calculated as more than 10% of presentations had missing or invalid time data.

* Interpret with caution: 5-10% of presentations had missing or invalid time data.

Year Quarter Number of patients Patients treated within 120 minutes Peer group average
NP† Results could not be accurately calculated as more than 10% of presentations had missing or invalid time data.
* Interpret with caution: 5-10% of presentations had missing or invalid time data.
2017–18 Apr–Jun 589 93% 91%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 592 96% 92%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 530 96% 91%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 447 90% 88%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 403 97% 91%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 389 97% 91%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 399 95% 91%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 342 95% 92%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 320 96% 93%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 355 97% 93%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 333 89% 91%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 344 93% 91%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 246 95% 92%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 312 96% 92%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 249 91% 93%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 287 NP† 91%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 244 NP† 92%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 228 95%* 91%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 154 NP† 91%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 214 88%* 90%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 222 94%* 91%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 171 94%* 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 174 NP† 91%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 126 NP† 88%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 192 85%* 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 234 85%* 89%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 257 NP† 90%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 252 86%* 86%

This section shows the percentage of patients who departed the emergency department (ED) within four hours of arrival. Data are presented for all patients; and by triage category (the urgency of the patient’s need for care as assessed by an emergency department healthcare professional). The five triage categories are called: Resuscitation, Emergency, Urgent, Semi-urgent and Non-urgent. Data are also presented for patients admitted from the emergency department to the same hospital; and for patients discharged from the emergency department.

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

In 2017–18, 80% of all patients departed this hospital's emergency department within four hours of arrival, compared to its national peer group performance of 69%.

Year Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2017–18 20,900 80% 69%
2016–17 20,603 83% 70%
2015–16 19,524 86% 72%
2014–15 18,327 85% 73%
2013–14 18,533 82% 72%
2012–13 18,682 82% 69%
2011–12 19,194 81% 66%
Year Quarter Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 5,147 81% 69%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 5,256 82% 69%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 5,092 81% 71%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 5,405 76% 67%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 4,890 82% 70%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 5,105 83% 71%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 5,421 83% 70%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 5,187 85% 69%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 4,725 84% 72%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 5,037 89% 72%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 4,798 86% 73%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 4,964 86% 71%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 4,482 84% 74%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 4,428 87% 74%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 4,864 86% 74%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 4,553 82% 70%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 4,356 83% 73%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 4,430 82% 73%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 4,688 80% 72%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 5,059 81% 70%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 4,454 83% 70%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 4,565 85% 70%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 4,813 83% 69%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 4,850 77% 65%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 4,725 81% 67%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 4,648 85% 68%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 4,773 79% 67%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 5,048 78% 64%

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

In 2017–18, 58% of resuscitation patients departed this hospital's emergency department within four hours of arrival, compared to its national peer group performance of 50%.

Year Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2017–18 148 58% 50%
2016–17 123 67% 51%
2015–16 103 77% 52%
2014–15 77 78% 54%
2013–14 95 76% 54%
2012–13 87 66% 53%
2011–12 112 78% 49%
Year Quarter Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 39 62% 50%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 38 53% 49%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 33 72% 51%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 38 46% 49%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 37 65% 52%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 28 64% 52%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 31 61% 52%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 27 78% 47%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 29 66% 53%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 18 89% 52%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 26 85% 54%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 30 73% 50%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 19 84% 54%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 18 72% 57%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 25 80% 57%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 15 73% 51%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 21 86% 53%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 18 61% 56%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 27 81% 56%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 29 72% 49%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 23 65% 54%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 16 81% 57%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 19 58% 53%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 29 62% 48%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 29 90% 51%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 24 83% 53%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 39 72% 48%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 20 70% 44%

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

In 2017–18, 58% of emergency patients departed this hospital's emergency department within four hours of arrival, compared to its national peer group performance of 52%.

Year Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2017–18 2,188 58% 52%
2016–17 1,974 61% 52%
2015–16 1,373 68% 53%
2014–15 1,286 67% 53%
2013–14 1,365 61% 50%
2012–13 1,283 66% 45%
2011–12 1,246 67% 39%
Year Quarter Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 574 61% 51%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 455 66% 52%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 528 57% 54%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 631 51% 50%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 565 59% 52%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 508 60% 53%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 455 62% 52%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 446 64% 50%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 370 64% 53%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 354 75% 53%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 316 71% 54%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 333 63% 51%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 325 63% 54%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 317 69% 55%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 307 69% 55%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 337 68% 49%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 313 63% 51%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 270 58% 52%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 386 58% 50%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 396 63% 48%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 324 69% 47%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 307 69% 47%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 283 68% 46%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 369 58% 39%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 346 69% 40%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 295 72% 41%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 292 63% 39%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 313 63% 37%

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

In 2017–18, 73% of urgent patients departed this hospital's emergency department within four hours of arrival, compared to its national peer group performance of 60%.

Year Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2017–18 8,160 73% 60%
2016–17 8,547 76% 60%
2015–16 7,210 79% 62%
2014–15 6,872 79% 63%
2013–14 7,122 76% 61%
2012–13 7,668 76% 57%
2011–12 7,226 74% 54%
Year Quarter Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 1,979 76% 60%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 1,893 74% 60%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 2,000 72% 61%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 2,288 71% 58%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 2,038 76% 60%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 2,056 76% 61%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 2,271 75% 61%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 2,182 78% 60%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 1,898 78% 62%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 1,751 81% 62%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 1,776 80% 63%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 1,785 79% 61%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 1,747 77% 64%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 1,649 82% 64%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 1,821 79% 64%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 1,655 76% 59%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 1,741 78% 62%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 1,658 75% 62%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 1,796 73% 61%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 1,927 77% 58%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 1,830 78% 58%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 1,911 79% 58%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 1,922 75% 57%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 2,005 73% 54%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 1,779 75% 55%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 1,822 79% 55%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 1,766 72% 54%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 1,859 71% 51%

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

In 2017–18, 89% of semi-urgent 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
2017–18 7,731 89% 78%
2016–17 8,044 92% 79%
2015–16 9,109 92% 81%
2014–15 8,612 90% 81%
2013–14 8,773 88% 81%
2012–13 8,654 88% 78%
2011–12 9,303 87% 75%
Year Quarter Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 1,829 89% 79%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 2,163 89% 78%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 1,864 91% 79%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 1,875 86% 77%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 1,772 92% 79%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 2,010 93% 79%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 2,169 92% 80%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 2,093 93% 79%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 2,014 92% 81%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 2,455 94% 81%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 2,253 92% 81%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 2,387 92% 80%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 2,054 90% 82%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 2,041 92% 82%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 2,356 92% 82%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 2,161 87% 79%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 1,951 88% 82%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 2,180 90% 81%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 2,241 89% 81%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 2,401 86% 79%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 1,971 90% 79%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 2,057 92% 78%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 2,355 89% 78%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 2,271 83% 75%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 2,285 87% 76%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 2,149 91% 76%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 2,335 86% 76%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 2,534 83% 74%

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

In 2017–18, 95% of non-urgent patients departed this hospital's emergency department within four hours of arrival, compared to its national peer group performance of 91%.

Year Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2017–18 2,668 95% 91%
2016–17 1,915 97% 91%
2015–16 1,725 98% 93%
2014–15 1,472 97% 93%
2013–14 1,178 94% 92%
2012–13 988 94% 90%
2011–12 1,307 92% 88%
Year Quarter Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 726 94% 92%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 707 96% 91%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 664 97% 92%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 571 93% 89%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 478 97% 91%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 503 97% 90%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 495 97% 92%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 439 97% 92%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 413 97% 93%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 456 99% 93%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 427 97% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 429 98% 92%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 336 99% 93%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 400 97% 94%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 353 96% 94%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 383 96% 92%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 330 94% 93%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 304 95% 93%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 238 94% 92%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 306 93% 91%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 304 92% 92%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 274 96% 91%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 234 95% 91%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 176 93% 87%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 286 94% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 358 93% 89%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 341 91% 89%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 322 91% 87%

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

In 2017–18, 47% of admitted patients departed this hospital's emergency department within four hours of arrival, compared to its national peer group performance of 40%.

Year Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2017–18 4,302 47% 40%
2016–17 4,262 49% 41%
2015–16 3,893 56% 41%
2014–15 5,783 60% 41%
2013–14 5,506 53% 38%
2012–13 5,048 53% 32%
2011–12 4,360 50% 26%
Year Quarter Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 1,103 54% 40%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 1,039 51% 40%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 1,006 46% 42%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 1,154 36% 37%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 1,065 50% 41%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 1,034 50% 42%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 1,124 47% 41%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 1,039 51% 39%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 1,001 51% 42%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 966 61% 42%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 939 58% 42%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 987 53% 39%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 1,289 55% 43%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 1,380 65% 43%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 1,575 64% 43%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 1,539 57% 35%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 1,353 56% 39%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 1,280 52% 40%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 1,420 52% 38%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 1,453 53% 34%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 1,273 58% 34%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 1,176 57% 35%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 1,235 52% 33%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 1,364 47% 27%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 1,185 54% 26%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 1,064 56% 27%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 1,064 46% 27%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 1,047 44% 23%

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

In 2017–18, 89% of discharged patients departed this hospital's emergency department within four hours of arrival, compared to its national peer group performance of 82%.

Year Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2017–18 16,598 89% 82%
2016–17 16,341 92% 82%
2015–16 15,626 94% 84%
2014–15 12,544 96% 85%
2013–14 13,025 94% 84%
2012–13 13,611 93% 81%
2011–12 14,817 90% 80%
Year Quarter Number of patients Patients who departed ED within 4 hours of arrival Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 4,044 89% 82%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 4,217 90% 83%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 4,086 89% 83%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 4,251 87% 81%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 3,825 91% 82%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 4,071 92% 83%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 4,297 92% 83%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 4,148 93% 82%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 3,724 93% 84%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 4,071 95% 84%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 3,855 93% 85%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 3,976 94% 83%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 3,193 95% 86%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 3,048 98% 86%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 3,289 96% 86%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 3,014 95% 83%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 3,003 95% 85%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 3,148 95% 84%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 3,268 93% 84%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 3,606 93% 83%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 3,176 93% 83%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 3,384 95% 82%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 3,571 93% 82%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 3,480 89% 79%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 3,537 91% 81%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 3,580 94% 81%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 3,702 89% 81%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 3,998 87% 79%

This section shows information on the length of time spent in the emergency department (ED) from arrival to departure, including the median time patients spent in the emergency department (time until half of patients (50%) had departed from the emergency department) and the time until most patients (90%) had departed from the emergency department. Data are presented for all patients; patients treated and admitted to the same hospital; and patients discharged from emergency department (whether discharged, left at their own risk or referred to another hospital).

Time spent by all patients in the emergency department

In 2017–18, the median length of time for all patients to depart this hospital’s emergency department was 2 hours 9 minutes. The length of time until most patients (90%) had departed was 5 hours 30 minutes, compared to its national peer group performance of 7 hours 50 minutes.

Year Number of patients Median time Time until most patients (90%) departed ED Peer group average
2017–18 20,900 2hrs9mins 5hrs30mins 7hrs50mins
2016–17 20,603 2hrs1min 5hrs14mins 7hrs35mins
2015–16 19,524 1hr59mins 4hrs46mins 7hrs27mins
2014–15 18,327 2hrs8mins 4hrs53mins 7hrs17mins
2013–14 18,533 2hrs10mins 5hrs9mins 7hrs33mins
2012–13 18,682 2hrs9mins 5hrs1min 8hrs7mins
2011–12 19,194 2hrs13mins 5hrs3mins 8hrs40mins
Year Quarter Number of patients Median time Time until most patients (90%) departed ED Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 5,147 2hrs9mins 5hrs24mins 7hrs52mins
2017–18 Jan–Mar 5,256 2hrs3mins 5hrs8mins 7hrs44mins
2017–18 Oct–Dec 5,092 2hrs3mins 5hrs24mins 7hrs29mins
2017–18 Jul–Sep 5,405 2hrs21mins 6hrs8mins 8hrs20mins
2016–17 Apr–Jun 4,890 2hrs1min 5hrs20mins 7hrs36mins
2016–17 Jan–Mar 5,105 1hr57mins 5hrs7mins 7hrs25mins
2016–17 Oct–Dec 5,421 2hrs7mins 5hrs21mins 7hrs28mins
2016–17 Jul–Sep 5,187 1hr59mins 5hrs7mins 7hrs52mins
2015–16 Apr–Jun 4,725 1hr58mins 5hrs9mins 7hrs27mins
2015–16 Jan–Mar 5,037 1hr54mins 4hrs22mins 7hrs19mins
2015–16 Oct–Dec 4,798 2hrs7mins 4hrs44mins 7hrs14mins
2015–16 Jul–Sep 4,964 1hr59mins 4hrs55mins 7hrs50mins
2014–15 Apr–Jun 4,482 2hrs11mins 5hrs8mins 7hrs14mins
2014–15 Jan–Mar 4,428 1hr59mins 4hrs30mins 7hrs0mins
2014–15 Oct–Dec 4,864 2hrs9mins 4hrs45mins 6hrs58mins
2014–15 Jul–Sep 4,553 2hrs16mins 5hrs5mins 7hrs59mins
2013–14 Apr–Jun 4,356 2hrs14mins 5hrs8mins 7hrs25mins
2013–14 Jan–Mar 4,430 2hrs2mins 5hrs0mins 7hrs17mins
2013–14 Oct–Dec 4,688 2hrs9mins 5hrs24mins 7hrs28mins
2013–14 Jul–Sep 5,059 2hrs17mins 5hrs5mins 8hrs1min
2012–13 Apr–Jun 4,454 2hrs9mins 4hrs49mins 7hrs53mins
2012–13 Jan–Mar 4,565 1hr54mins 4hrs37mins 7hrs47mins
2012–13 Oct–Dec 4,813 2hrs5mins 4hrs59mins 7hrs54mins
2012–13 Jul–Sep 4,850 2hrs33mins 5hrs34mins 8hrs58mins
2011–12 Apr–Jun 4,725 2hrs16mins 4hrs54mins 8hrs23mins
2011–12 Jan–Mar 4,648 2hrs5mins 4hrs40mins 8hrs18mins
2011–12 Oct–Dec 4,773 2hrs12mins 5hrs10mins 8hrs32mins
2011–12 Jul–Sep 5,048 2hrs19mins 5hrs22mins 9hrs29mins

Time spent in the emergency department (patients treated and admitted to the same hospital)

In 2017–18, the median length of time for patients to leave this hospital’s emergency department for admission to the same hospital was 4 hours 15 minutes. The length of time until most patients (90%) had departed was 8 hours 4 minutes, compared to its national peer group performance of 13 hours 48 minutes.

Year Number of patients Median time Time until most patients (90%) departed ED Peer group average
2017–18 4,302 4hrs15mins 8hrs4mins 13hrs48mins
2016–17 4,262 4hrs3mins 7hrs51mins 12hrs50mins
2015–16 3,893 3hrs54mins 7hrs40mins 13hrs0mins
2014–15 5,783 3hrs46mins 6hrs49mins 13hrs15mins
2013–14 5,506 3hrs54mins 7hrs6mins 14hrs15mins
2012–13 5,048 3hrs54mins 7hrs1min 15hrs22mins
2011–12 4,360 4hrs1min 7hrs3mins 16hrs22mins
Year Quarter Number of patients Median time Time until most patients (90%) departed ED Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 1,103 3hrs56mins 7hrs41mins 13hrs43mins
2017–18 Jan–Mar 1,039 3hrs57mins 7hrs14mins 12hrs56mins
2017–18 Oct–Dec 1,006 4hrs19mins 7hrs47mins 12hrs39mins
2017–18 Jul–Sep 1,154 4hrs49mins 10hrs0mins 15hrs55mins
2016–17 Apr–Jun 1,065 4hrs0mins 7hrs48mins 13hrs9mins
2016–17 Jan–Mar 1,034 4hrs1min 7hrs38mins 12hrs15mins
2016–17 Oct–Dec 1,124 4hrs17mins 8hrs17mins 12hrs15mins
2016–17 Jul–Sep 1,039 3hrs59mins 7hrs33mins 13hrs41mins
2015–16 Apr–Jun 1,001 3hrs59mins 8hrs19mins 12hrs41mins
2015–16 Jan–Mar 966 3hrs50mins 6hrs55mins 12hrs23mins
2015–16 Oct–Dec 939 3hrs53mins 7hrs26mins 12hrs17mins
2015–16 Jul–Sep 987 3hrs56mins 7hrs47mins 14hrs46mins
2014–15 Apr–Jun 1,289 3hrs53mins 7hrs23mins 12hrs59mins
2014–15 Jan–Mar 1,380 3hrs38mins 6hrs21mins 12hrs14mins
2014–15 Oct–Dec 1,575 3hrs40mins 6hrs20mins 12hrs10mins
2014–15 Jul–Sep 1,539 3hrs51mins 7hrs3mins 15hrs45mins
2013–14 Apr–Jun 1,353 3hrs51mins 6hrs58mins 13hrs54mins
2013–14 Jan–Mar 1,280 3hrs56mins 7hrs2mins 13hrs9mins
2013–14 Oct–Dec 1,420 3hrs55mins 7hrs42mins 13hrs50mins
2013–14 Jul–Sep 1,453 3hrs56mins 6hrs49mins 16hrs7mins
2012–13 Apr–Jun 1,273 3hrs42mins 6hrs30mins 14hrs38mins
2012–13 Jan–Mar 1,176 3hrs47mins 6hrs28mins 14hrs11mins
2012–13 Oct–Dec 1,235 3hrs57mins 7hrs8mins 14hrs24mins
2012–13 Jul–Sep 1,364 4hrs10mins 7hrs49mins 18hrs1min
2011–12 Apr–Jun 1,185 3hrs52mins 6hrs39mins 15hrs30mins
2011–12 Jan–Mar 1,064 3hrs46mins 6hrs37mins 15hrs17mins
2011–12 Oct–Dec 1,064 4hrs11mins 7hrs32mins 15hrs42mins
2011–12 Jul–Sep 1,047 4hrs17mins 7hrs25mins 18hrs54mins

Time spent in the emergency department (patients discharged)

In 2017–18, the median length of time for patients to leave this hospital’s emergency department (whether discharged, left at their own risk or referred to another hospital) was 1 hour 45 minutes. The length of time until most patients (90%) had departed was 4 hours 15 minutes, compared to its national peer group performance of 5 hours 6 minutes.

Year Number of patients Median time Time until most patients (90%) departed ED Peer group average
2017–18 16,598 1hr45mins 4hrs15mins 5hrs6mins
2016–17 16,341 1hr39mins 3hrs49mins 5hrs5mins
2015–16 15,626 1hr40mins 3hrs37mins 4hrs56mins
2014–15 12,544 1hr35mins 3hrs21mins 4hrs45mins
2013–14 13,025 1hr38mins 3hrs36mins 4hrs55mins
2012–13 13,611 1hr41mins 3hrs43mins 5hrs17mins
2011–12 14,817 1hr48mins 4hrs1min 5hrs21mins
Year Quarter Number of patients Median time Time until most patients (90%) departed ED Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 4,044 1hr44mins 4hrs13mins 5hrs5mins
2017–18 Jan–Mar 4,217 1hr41mins 4hrs4mins 5hrs6mins
2017–18 Oct–Dec 4,086 1hr41mins 4hrs8mins 4hrs58mins
2017–18 Jul–Sep 4,251 1hr54mins 4hrs30mins 5hrs16mins
2016–17 Apr–Jun 3,825 1hr38mins 3hrs58mins 5hrs4mins
2016–17 Jan–Mar 4,071 1hr37mins 3hrs50mins 5hrs2mins
2016–17 Oct–Dec 4,297 1hr45mins 3hrs49mins 5hrs4mins
2016–17 Jul–Sep 4,148 1hr36mins 3hrs43mins 5hrs11mins
2015–16 Apr–Jun 3,724 1hr37mins 3hrs40mins 4hrs56mins
2015–16 Jan–Mar 4,071 1hr36mins 3hrs27mins 4hrs55mins
2015–16 Oct–Dec 3,855 1hr46mins 3hrs45mins 4hrs51mins
2015–16 Jul–Sep 3,976 1hr41mins 3hrs38mins 5hrs2mins
2014–15 Apr–Jun 3,193 1hr40mins 3hrs28mins 4hrs37mins
2014–15 Jan–Mar 3,048 1hr27mins 3hrs5mins 4hrs38mins
2014–15 Oct–Dec 3,289 1hr35mins 3hrs18mins 4hrs40mins
2014–15 Jul–Sep 3,014 1hr40mins 3hrs30mins 5hrs3mins
2013–14 Apr–Jun 3,003 1hr40mins 3hrs33mins 4hrs48mins
2013–14 Jan–Mar 3,148 1hr32mins 3hrs25mins 4hrs51mins
2013–14 Oct–Dec 3,268 1hr33mins 3hrs43mins 4hrs55mins
2013–14 Jul–Sep 3,606 1hr46mins 3hrs42mins 5hrs6mins
2012–13 Apr–Jun 3,176 1hr41mins 3hrs36mins 5hrs4mins
2012–13 Jan–Mar 3,384 1hr28mins 3hrs22mins 5hrs11mins
2012–13 Oct–Dec 3,571 1hr40mins 3hrs38mins 5hrs12mins
2012–13 Jul–Sep 3,480 1hr57mins 4hrs5mins 5hrs37mins
2011–12 Apr–Jun 3,537 1hr51mins 3hrs56mins 5hrs19mins
2011–12 Jan–Mar 3,580 1hr41mins 3hrs36mins 5hrs13mins
2011–12 Oct–Dec 3,702 1hr47mins 4hrs7mins 5hrs21mins
2011–12 Jul–Sep 3,998 1hr53mins 4hrs24mins 5hrs32mins

This section shows the number of presentations (visits) to this hospital’s emergency department. Data are shown for total presentations, and by the urgency of the patient’s need for care (their triage category), as assessed by a healthcare professional in the emergency department.

Total presentations

In 2017–18, 20,900 patients presented to this emergency department for treatment.

Year Number of patients
2017–18 20,900
2016–17 20,603
2015–16 19,524
2014–15 18,327
2013–14 18,533
2012–13 18,682
2011–12 19,194
Year Quarter Number of patients presenting to the emergency department
2017–18 Apr–Jun 5,147
2017–18 Jan–Mar 5,256
2017–18 Oct–Dec 5,092
2017–18 Jul–Sep 5,405
2016–17 Apr–Jun 4,890
2016–17 Jan–Mar 5,105
2016–17 Oct–Dec 5,421
2016–17 Jul–Sep 5,187
2015–16 Apr–Jun 4,725
2015–16 Jan–Mar 5,037
2015–16 Oct–Dec 4,798
2015–16 Jul–Sep 4,964
2014–15 Apr–Jun 4,482
2014–15 Jan–Mar 4,428
2014–15 Oct–Dec 4,864
2014–15 Jul–Sep 4,553
2013–14 Apr–Jun 4,356
2013–14 Jan–Mar 4,430
2013–14 Oct–Dec 4,688
2013–14 Jul–Sep 5,059
2012–13 Apr–Jun 4,454
2012–13 Jan–Mar 4,565
2012–13 Oct–Dec 4,813
2012–13 Jul–Sep 4,850
2011–12 Apr–Jun 4,725
2011–12 Jan–Mar 4,648
2011–12 Oct–Dec 4,773
2011–12 Jul–Sep 5,048

Resuscitation presentations (require treatment immediately)

In 2017–18, 148 patients presented to this emergency department requiring treatment immediately.

Year Number of patients
2017–18 148
2016–17 123
2015–16 103
2014–15 77
2013–14 95
2012–13 87
2011–12 112
Year Quarter Number of patients presenting to the emergency department
2017–18 Apr–Jun 39
2017–18 Jan–Mar 38
2017–18 Oct–Dec 33
2017–18 Jul–Sep 38
2016–17 Apr–Jun 37
2016–17 Jan–Mar 28
2016–17 Oct–Dec 31
2016–17 Jul–Sep 27
2015–16 Apr–Jun 29
2015–16 Jan–Mar 18
2015–16 Oct–Dec 26
2015–16 Jul–Sep 30
2014–15 Apr–Jun 19
2014–15 Jan–Mar 18
2014–15 Oct–Dec 25
2014–15 Jul–Sep 15
2013–14 Apr–Jun 21
2013–14 Jan–Mar 18
2013–14 Oct–Dec 27
2013–14 Jul–Sep 29
2012–13 Apr–Jun 23
2012–13 Jan–Mar 16
2012–13 Oct–Dec 19
2012–13 Jul–Sep 29
2011–12 Apr–Jun 29
2011–12 Jan–Mar 24
2011–12 Oct–Dec 39
2011–12 Jul–Sep 20

Emergency presentations (require treatment within 10 minutes)

In 2017–18, 2,188 patients presented to this emergency department requiring treatment within 10 minutes.

Year Number of patients
2017–18 2,188
2016–17 1,974
2015–16 1,373
2014–15 1,286
2013–14 1,365
2012–13 1,283
2011–12 1,246
Year Quarter Number of patients presenting to the emergency department
2017–18 Apr–Jun 574
2017–18 Jan–Mar 455
2017–18 Oct–Dec 528
2017–18 Jul–Sep 631
2016–17 Apr–Jun 565
2016–17 Jan–Mar 508
2016–17 Oct–Dec 455
2016–17 Jul–Sep 446
2015–16 Apr–Jun 370
2015–16 Jan–Mar 354
2015–16 Oct–Dec 316
2015–16 Jul–Sep 333
2014–15 Apr–Jun 325
2014–15 Jan–Mar 317
2014–15 Oct–Dec 307
2014–15 Jul–Sep 337
2013–14 Apr–Jun 313
2013–14 Jan–Mar 270
2013–14 Oct–Dec 386
2013–14 Jul–Sep 396
2012–13 Apr–Jun 324
2012–13 Jan–Mar 307
2012–13 Oct–Dec 283
2012–13 Jul–Sep 369
2011–12 Apr–Jun 346
2011–12 Jan–Mar 295
2011–12 Oct–Dec 292
2011–12 Jul–Sep 313

Urgent presentations (require treatment within 30 minutes)

In 2017–18, 8,160 patients presented to this emergency department requiring treatment within 30 minutes.

Year Number of patients
2017–18 8,160
2016–17 8,547
2015–16 7,210
2014–15 6,872
2013–14 7,122
2012–13 7,668
2011–12 7,226
Year Quarter Number of patients presenting to the emergency department
2017–18 Apr–Jun 1,979
2017–18 Jan–Mar 1,893
2017–18 Oct–Dec 2,000
2017–18 Jul–Sep 2,288
2016–17 Apr–Jun 2,038
2016–17 Jan–Mar 2,056
2016–17 Oct–Dec 2,271
2016–17 Jul–Sep 2,182
2015–16 Apr–Jun 1,898
2015–16 Jan–Mar 1,751
2015–16 Oct–Dec 1,776
2015–16 Jul–Sep 1,785
2014–15 Apr–Jun 1,747
2014–15 Jan–Mar 1,649
2014–15 Oct–Dec 1,821
2014–15 Jul–Sep 1,655
2013–14 Apr–Jun 1,741
2013–14 Jan–Mar 1,658
2013–14 Oct–Dec 1,796
2013–14 Jul–Sep 1,927
2012–13 Apr–Jun 1,830
2012–13 Jan–Mar 1,911
2012–13 Oct–Dec 1,922
2012–13 Jul–Sep 2,005
2011–12 Apr–Jun 1,779
2011–12 Jan–Mar 1,822
2011–12 Oct–Dec 1,766
2011–12 Jul–Sep 1,859

Semi-urgent presentations (require treatment within 60 minutes)

In 2017–18, 7,731 patients presented to this emergency department requiring treatment within 60 minutes.

Year Number of patients
2017–18 7,731
2016–17 8,044
2015–16 9,109
2014–15 8,612
2013–14 8,773
2012–13 8,654
2011–12 9,303
Year Quarter Number of patients presenting to the emergency department
2017–18 Apr–Jun 1,829
2017–18 Jan–Mar 2,163
2017–18 Oct–Dec 1,864
2017–18 Jul–Sep 1,875
2016–17 Apr–Jun 1,772
2016–17 Jan–Mar 2,010
2016–17 Oct–Dec 2,169
2016–17 Jul–Sep 2,093
2015–16 Apr–Jun 2,014
2015–16 Jan–Mar 2,455
2015–16 Oct–Dec 2,253
2015–16 Jul–Sep 2,387
2014–15 Apr–Jun 2,054
2014–15 Jan–Mar 2,041
2014–15 Oct–Dec 2,356
2014–15 Jul–Sep 2,161
2013–14 Apr–Jun 1,951
2013–14 Jan–Mar 2,180
2013–14 Oct–Dec 2,241
2013–14 Jul–Sep 2,401
2012–13 Apr–Jun 1,971
2012–13 Jan–Mar 2,057
2012–13 Oct–Dec 2,355
2012–13 Jul–Sep 2,271
2011–12 Apr–Jun 2,285
2011–12 Jan–Mar 2,149
2011–12 Oct–Dec 2,335
2011–12 Jul–Sep 2,534

Non-urgent presentations (treatment recommended within 120 minutes)

In 2017–18, 2,668 patients presented to this emergency department requiring treatment within 120 minutes.

Year Number of patients
2017–18 2,668
2016–17 1,915
2015–16 1,725
2014–15 1,472
2013–14 1,178
2012–13 988
2011–12 1,307
Year Quarter Number of patients presenting to the emergency department
2017–18 Apr–Jun 726
2017–18 Jan–Mar 707
2017–18 Oct–Dec 664
2017–18 Jul–Sep 571
2016–17 Apr–Jun 478
2016–17 Jan–Mar 503
2016–17 Oct–Dec 495
2016–17 Jul–Sep 439
2015–16 Apr–Jun 413
2015–16 Jan–Mar 456
2015–16 Oct–Dec 427
2015–16 Jul–Sep 429
2014–15 Apr–Jun 336
2014–15 Jan–Mar 400
2014–15 Oct–Dec 353
2014–15 Jul–Sep 383
2013–14 Apr–Jun 330
2013–14 Jan–Mar 304
2013–14 Oct–Dec 238
2013–14 Jul–Sep 306
2012–13 Apr–Jun 304
2012–13 Jan–Mar 274
2012–13 Oct–Dec 234
2012–13 Jul–Sep 176
2011–12 Apr–Jun 286
2011–12 Jan–Mar 358
2011–12 Oct–Dec 341
2011–12 Jul–Sep 322