Fraser Coast Health Service has conducted a lot of elective surgery operations, in the June 2010 quarter. Between April and June 2010, about 288 patients underwent elective surgery at Hervey Bay Hospital, as per what the latest Queensland Health Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report reveals, which indicates a 33.3% rise in the same period a year ago.
The number of people who underwent elective surgery at Maryborough Hospital was 233, which was almost the same as compared to the previous June quarter, when 225 people did the same.
This boost in the number of people, who are undergoing elective surgery, is due to increased numbers of nursing staff, by introducing extra general surgery and orthopedic lists and by making improvements in the time-tables, shared Fraser Coast Health District Chief Beth Norton.
There had been about 9072 emergency department attendances at the Hervey Bay Hospital, which reveals a raise of 2.8% from the 8821 emergency attendances during the June quarter in 2009. The emergency department attendances witnessed a 2.6% increase at Maryborough Hospital.
It took 6 hours and 47 minutes for Hervey Bay Hospital to admit an inpatient bed from the emergency department, while the median waiting time for patients of Maryborough Hospital was three hours and 55 minutes.
Ms. Norton said, "Patients need to be in the emergency department because they are often under observation, or awaiting test or X-ray results before doctors can make a clinical decision about whether the patient needs to be admitted".