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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 Facilities

HOSPITAL FACILITIES

In 2010-11, there were 200 Acute and psychiatric hospitals with operating theatres, up from 193 in 2009-10. These hospitals contained a total of 1,045 operating theatres, 8 more than in 2009-10. New South Wales had 30.7% of Australia's operating theatres, while 24.0% were in Victoria, and 21.6% were in Queensland. The average number of sessions per operating theatre per week was 7.7, with the highest averages in South Australia (8.5 sessions) and Victoria (8.4 sessions). On average, 32.2 hours of theatre time per theatre per week were used across Australia, with New South Wales recording the highest average at 36 hours.

Generally the more operating theatres a state had, the more operating theatre and recovery room nurses were employed in that state, although the number of nurses per theatre varied from 7.6 in Victoria to 6.1 in New South Wales.

TABLE 2.8: PRIVATE ACUTE AND PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS, Operating theatres—States and territories—2010–11 (a)
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas., NT & ACT(b)
Aus.
Hospitals with operating theatres (no.)
61
52
39
23
np
np
200
Operating theatres(c) (no.)
321
251
226
96
np
np
1 045
Average number of sessions (d)
7.4
8.4
7.2
8.5
np
np
7.7
Average theatre time used (hours) (d)
36.0
33.0
26.8
30.9
np
np
32.2
Nurses (no.)(e)
1 967
1 919
1 541
597
np
np
6 846

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated

(a) Information for the last week of the pay period ending on or before 30 June 2011.
(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) Includes day surgery theatres.
(d) Per theatre per week.
(e) Nurses utilised in operating theatres and associated recovery rooms.


In 2010-11, there were 37 Acute and psychiatric hospitals in Australia which offered accident and emergency services. This was a decrease of four hospitals when compared to 2009-10, and a decrease of 10,700 (2.0%) occasions of service.

In 2010-11 there were 2.2 million occasions of service in non-admitted patients services in Acute and psychiatric private hospitals in Australia, an increase of 4.1% from 2009-10. Of these the most common services provided were Allied health services (578,000 occasions of service), Accident and emergency (516,000), and Pathology (351,000).

TABLE 2.9: PRIVATE ACUTE AND PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS, Non-admitted patient services—2010–11
Number of hospitals
Occasions of service
no.
'000

Accident and emergency(a)
37
516.2
Medical/surgical/diagnostic
Radiology and organ imaging
7
119.7
Pathology
7
351.4
Other
27
223.4
Mental health
11
15.0
Alcohol and drug
4
np
Pharmacy
np
np
Allied health services
45
577.5
Outreach services
Community Health services
9
9.2
District nursing services
np
np
Other outreach services
11
np
Other
24
179.8
Total(b)
95
2 162.3

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated.

(a) Including hospitals which do not have a formal accident and emergency unit but which treated accident and emergency patients during the year.
(b) Not every hospital has specialised units or wards, however some hospitals have more than one type of specialised unit or ward and so are counted in more than one row.


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