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100 to 199 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

Whyalla Hospital and Health Services

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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.

If an admissions count is less than five but greater than zero the value is marked as '<5' and is excluded from the total count.

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.
If an admissions count is less than five but greater than zero the value is marked as '<5' and is excluded from the total count.
Childbirth 252 247 213 180 167
Surgical (emergency) 15 5 5 74 103
Surgical (non-emergency) 2,012 1,855 1,808 1,674 1,611
Medical (emergency) 653 518 273 1,541 2,566
Medical (non-emergency) 4,909 5,284 5,445 4,215 3,245
Other acute (emergency) 10 6 <5 8 21
Other acute (non-emergency) 392 414 278 287 261
Mental health 0 20 161 179 115
Rehabilitation 163 153 106 105 119
Palliative 35 63 83 69 69
Other subacute and non-acute 46 45 76 56 72
Total 8,487 8,610 8,448 8,388 8,349