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Hospital Performance: Time patients spent in emergency departments in 2011–12

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Western Australia

Time in ED from arrival to departure 2011–12

Percentage of all patients departing ED within four hours of arrival1

The national target for 2015 is 90% of all patients depart ED within four hours of arrival. The Western Australia target for 2012 is 76%.

For peer-grouped hospitals, the percentage of patients departing ED within four hours varied across Western Australia, ranging from 92% at Albany Hospital in the large regional hospitals peer group to 65% at Joondalup Health Campus in the major metropolitan hospitals peer group.

Time until most admitted patients (90%) departed ED1

In Western Australia’s peer-grouped hospitals, the period of time until most admitted patients (90%) departed ED for admission to a ward in the same hospital ranged from 5 hours and 28 minutes at Albany Hospital in the large regional hospitals peer group to 13 hours and 22 minutes at Joondalup Health Campus in the major metropolitan hospitals peer group.

Figure 10: Percentage of all patients departing ED within four hours of arrival, regional WA, 2011–12

Map of Western Australia marked with hospital locations and the corresponding percentage of all patients departing the hospital emergency department within four hours of arrival, 2011-12.

Legend describing the map data points in terms of presentation (size from 10,000 to 70,000 and above) and performance (highest and lowest 10% of peer group nationally) via data point size and colour respectively.

Major regional hospitals1

Hospital Most
admitted

(hr:min)
Departed
within four
hours (%)
Bunbury 8:00 792
National peer performance 16:57 63

Large regional hospitals1

Hospital Most
admitted

(hr:min)
Departed
within four
hours (%)
Albany 5:28 922
Geraldton 8:25 85
Kalgoorlie 7:12 87
Peel Health 6:39 82
National peer performance 12:24 78

Figure 11: Percentage of all patients departing ED within four hours of arrival, major cities Western Australia, 2011–12

Map of the Perth metro area marked with hospital locations and the corresponding percentage of all patients departing the hospital emergency department within four hours of arrival, 2011-12.

Legend describing the map data points in terms of presentation (size from 10,000 to 70,000 and above) and performance (highest and lowest 10% of peer group nationally) via data point size and colour respectively.

Major metropolitan hospitals1

Hospital Most
admitted

(hr:min)
Departed
within four
hours (%)
Fremantle 11:56 742
Joondalup 13:22 652
Royal Perth 8:24 722
Sir Charles Gairdner 9:33 682
National peer performance 14:59 54

Large metropolitan hospitals1

Hospital Most
admitted

(hr:min)
Departed
within four
hours (%)
Armadale-Kelmscott 9:28 79
Rockingham 7:45 832
Swan District 7:29 812
National peer performance 12:29 67

Specialist hospitals1

Hospital Most
admitted

(hr:min)
Departed
within four
hours (%)
King Edward 5:22 92
Princess Margaret 5:30 94

1. For more information on measures and peer groups see About the data.

2. Hospital is in the highest 10% of their peer group nationally.

Source: National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database 2011–12, data extracted 5 November 2012.

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