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Wait for surgeries decreasing on Coast

Latest BHI report released.

Wait for surgeries decreasing on Coast

The Bureau of Health Information has crunched the numbers to provide the latest snapshot on ER and elective surgery waiting times for the Central Coast, for the period spanning April to June of this year.

Overall, the news is pretty good.

Both Wyong and Gosford Hospitals recorded increases in the number of patients turning up to Emergency - 5% and 3.4% respectively - but Wyong handled this better, with Gosford recording a drop of 6% in how many patients had their treatment start on time.

While 75% of Wyong ER patients were able to leave within 4 hours, compared to 69% of Gosford patients.

"In terms of median waiting times, we've seen a substantial reduction in Wyong for non-urgent surgeries - 49 days," Ms Sutherland says.

"And almost 100% of all procedures were done within clinically recommended times."

For Gosford, there was a decrease of 13 days and nearly 99% of patients had their procedures done within the recommended timeframe.

The stats also show there were almost 15 thousand ambulance responses in the 3 months to June across the Coast, with 61 percent of urgent cases waiting 15 minutes or less, and all but 4 percent having paramedics arrive within 30 minutes.

Healthcare Quarterly, April to June 2017 from Bureau of Health Information on Vimeo.