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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.

100 to 199 beds
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