Hospital patient numbers climb

GYMPIE Hospital continue to treat increased numbers of patients according to the September 2010 Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report, released yesterday.

Gympie Hospital’s Emergency Department also remained very busy with staff attending to 6320 presentations during the quater.

Gympie Hospital admitted 159 patients from the elective surgery waiting list, slightly up from the 158 patients admitted for the same period as last year. .

As at October 1, there were no category one patients waiting longer than 30 days for their surgery. There were four category two patients waiting longer than 90 days for their surgery and no category three patients, waiting longer than 365 days for their surgery.

The latest emergency department figures for Gympie show the average wait for a Category One patient (most urgent) was three minutes, and the average wait for a Category Five patient (least urgent) was 44 minutes. Across all five categories, the average wait was just 35 minutes.

Gympie Hospital’s maternity ward delivered 85 in the three months.

A complete version of the Report tis available in the What’s New section of the Queensland Health website at http://www.health.qld.gov.au/

Gympie Times


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