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

The Canberra Hospital

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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 3,241 3,249 3,376 3,495 3,560
Surgical (emergency) 5,782 5,094 5,135 5,705 6,099
Surgical (non-emergency) 6,637 7,390 7,622 8,529 9,240
Medical (emergency) 21,027 22,048 22,249 25,195 28,949
Medical (non-emergency) 31,299 30,604 31,720 31,702 31,771
Other acute (emergency) 1,010 1,056 1,123 1,207 1,422
Other acute (non-emergency) 1,727 1,514 1,464 1,548 1,497
Mental health 955 843 791 1,194 1,621
Rehabilitation 0 1,346 1,598 1,901 1,926
Palliative 0 148 227 371 322
Other subacute and non-acute 810 540 710 991 1,090
Total 72,488 73,832 76,015 81,838 87,497