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4390.0 - Private Hospitals, Australia, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Private Acute and Psychiatric Hospitals >> Acute & Psychiatric Hospital Characteristics

HOSPITAL CHARACTERISTICS

Nearly half (47.3%) of all Acute and psychiatric hospitals had a dedicated day surgery unit, ranging from 37.9% in South Australia, to two thirds of hospitals in the three smallest states and territories . Around 30% of Acute and psychiatric hospitals had an oncology unit, ranging from 10.3% of South Australian hospitals to 40.7% of the hospitals in New South Wales. Acute and psychiatric hospitals in New South Wales were the least likely to have a labour ward (20.9%), while two thirds of the hospitals in the smallest states and territories had labour wards.

TABLE 2.10: PRIVATE ACUTE AND PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS, Specialised wards and facilities(a)—States and territories—2010–11
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas., NT & ACT(b)
Aus.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Labour wards
18
18
16
7
9
6
74
Psychiatric wards/drug and alcohol units (c)
26
17
13
np
5
np
69
Emergency departments (d)
np
7
4
np
3
np
19
Dedicated day surgery unit
41
33
28
11
11
6
130
Neonatal intensive care unit
18
15
13
5
8
4
63
Separate intensive care unit (ICU)
13
11
15
6
np
np
50
Separate coronary care unit (CCU)
11
11
9
4
np
np
39
Combined ICU/CCU
5
5
7
np
np
np
22
High dependency unit
19
28
10
10
np
np
73
Obstetric/maternity service
18
20
14
5
9
5
71
Specialised paediatric service
6
7
7
np
np
25
Cardiac surgery unit
5
10
6
np
np
25
Maintenance renal dialysis
4
np
6
np
14
Oncology unit
16
21
25
6
np
np
77
Rehabilitation unit
35
19
18
3
4
4
83
Sleep centre
17
20
17
np
6
np
66
Residential aged care service (e)
3
np
np
np
12
Geriatric assessment unit
np
np
np
4
np
10
Domiciliary care service
np
np
np
Hospice/palliative care unit
np
np
9
np
8
np
29
Other specialised units/wards (f)
11
11
np
np
np
29
All private acute and psychiatric hospitals (g)
86
76
54
29
21
9
275

— nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated

(a) Number of hospitals with specialised wards, units and facilities. Not every hospital has specialised wards, units and facilities. Some hospitals have more than one type of specialised wards, units and facilities and these are counted in more than one row.
(b) Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory have been aggregated to protect the confidentiality of the small number of hospitals in these states/territories.
(c) Number of hospitals with a psychiatric unit and/or drug and alcohol unit.
(d) Bona fide emergency departments. For definition of emergency departments, see Glossary.
(e) Including only those residential aged care service which are an integral part of the hospital.
(f) For definition of other specialised units/wards, see Glossary.
(g) Not every hospital has specialised wards, units and facilities. Some hospitals have more than one type of specialised wards, units and facilities and these are counted in more than one row.




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