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The MyHospitals website is moving on 31 March 2020

Don’t worry – from December 11 2019 you will be able to 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 new MyHospitals website has been created, 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

Westmead 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 5,258 5,319 5,488 5,483 5,637
Surgical (emergency) 4,477 4,852 4,961 5,055 5,170
Surgical (non-emergency) 8,020 8,408 8,769 8,875 8,841
Medical (emergency) 24,658 28,806 30,126 31,784 32,597
Medical (non-emergency) 41,802 44,577 44,762 45,487 45,715
Other acute (emergency) 1,317 1,575 1,704 1,740 1,696
Other acute (non-emergency) 3,603 3,889 3,939 3,655 3,433
Mental health 3,090 2,830 1,685 1,357 1,339
Rehabilitation 1,682 1,871 1,721 1,966 1,817
Palliative 594 400 486 551 492
Other subacute and non-acute 326 309 356 224 231
Total 94,827 102,836 103,997 106,177 106,968