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The MyHospitals website is moving on 31 March 2020

Don’t worry – from December 11 2019 you can find the latest information about your local area on the MyHospitals webpages on the AIHW website, along with many more reports and data on a range of health and welfare topics.

In some cases, the way you find information has changed. If you need help finding anything, please contact the AIHW.

Once the website has moved, you will be able to access old archived versions of the previously published data through Trove, the National Library of Australia’s web archive. Please note the interactive content will not work in the archived version.

More than 500 beds
This is a public hospital

Royal Prince Alfred 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.

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 5,292 5,060 4,959 4,870 5,062
Surgical (emergency) 3,815 4,151 4,254 4,356 4,164
Surgical (non-emergency) 12,303 11,948 11,703 10,972 10,732
Medical (emergency) 16,626 21,876 22,137 22,214 24,340
Medical (non-emergency) 27,114 28,455 29,309 28,908 29,456
Other acute (emergency) 983 1,055 1,056 1,080 1,038
Other acute (non-emergency) 2,057 2,054 2,082 2,294 2,130
Mental health 694 730 1,194 1,681 1,868
Rehabilitation 26 <5 5 23 82
Palliative 32 113 303 338 334
Other subacute and non-acute 35 15 63 135 340
Total 68,977 75,457 77,065 76,871 79,546