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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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As at 30 June 2002, there were 1,199 public hospital beds available in Tasmania. Some 42.7% of these were located in hospitals in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, 33.3% were in Northern Region hospitals, and 24.0% were in hospitals in the Mersey-Lyell Region.

Of the 1,199 public hospital beds in Tasmania, 96.7% were used for acute purposes.


PUBLIC HOSPITAL BEDS, Tasmanian regions - 30 June 2002

Beds available

Acute
Other
Total

Hospital
Hospital type
no.
no.
no.

Greater Hobart-Southern
Royal Hobart
Tertiary referral
470
-
470
New Norfolk
District
10
1
11
Ouse
District
5
-
5
Huon District
District
6
-
6
Esperence MPC(a)
District
2
-
2
Midlands MPC(a)
District
4
-
4
Tasman Nursing Home
District
2
-
2
May Shaw Nursing Centre
District
2
-
2
Repatriation Centre
Palliative care
-
10
10
Total
. .
501
11
512

Northern
Launceston General
General
288
-
288
Beaconsfield
District
4
-
4
Campbell Town
District
6
20
26
Deloraine
District
20
-
20
Flinders Island MPC(a)
District
3
-
3
George Town
District
15
-
15
North East Soldier's Memorial
District
27
-
27
St Marys
District
4
-
4
St Helens
District
10
-
10
Toosey Memorial
District
2
-
2
Total
. .
379
20
399

Mersey-Lyell
North West Regional
General
131
-
131
North West Private(b)
District
14
-
14
Mersey Community(c)
District
90
-
90
Smithton
District
16
-
16
King Island MPC(a)
District
6
-
6
West Coast
District
23
11
31
Total
. .
280
11
288

Tasmania

. .

1,160

42

1,199

- nil or rounded to zero
. . not applicable
(a) Multi Purpose Centre.
(b) The North West Private Hospital has 70 licensed overnight beds of which 14 are contracted for the provision of public patient services.
(c) The Mersey Community Hospital has 110 licensed overnight beds of which 90 are contracted for the provision of public patient services.

Source: Department of Health and Human Services web site, http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au


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