Mudgee Hospital Emergency Department patient decline in the April to June quarter

NEW DATA: The Bureau of Health Information reports of 8346 presentations to the Emergency Department of Mudgee Hospital in the April to June quarter of 2017.
NEW DATA: The Bureau of Health Information reports of 8346 presentations to the Emergency Department of Mudgee Hospital in the April to June quarter of 2017.

Mudgee Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) recorded a slight decline in presentations in the April to June 2017 quarter.

The latest Bureau of Health Information Healthcare Quarterly reported 2797 presentations to the ED in the quarter, down 4.2 per cent on the same period in 2016.

Of all presentations, 87.2 per cent left the ED within four hours as compared with 88 per cent in the same quarter last year.

The average time spent in ED was one hour and 46 minutes, 10 minutes longer than the previous year.

Four out of five triage categories were busier in the April to June 2017 quarter.

The semi-urgent category covered 1373 presentations, followed by the urgent category with 658 presentations.

They had respective increases in presentations of 10.7 per cent and 5.6 per cent.

The biggest percentage decline in presentations occurred in the non-urgent category which had 431 or 16 per cent of presentations, representing a 12.2 per cent drop.The resuscitation category had 8 or 0.3 per cent of presentations, up from 7 in 2016.

The latest Healthcare Quarterly reports that more than 660,000 patients presented to NSW public hospital emergency departments, an increase of 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year.