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Port Macquarie Base Hospital performs well

Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams today welcomed new statistics that confirmed Port Macquarie Base Hospital is performing outstandingly when it comes to emergency department patient waiting times.

The latest Bureau of Health Information Quarterly Report (January-March 2015), released today, shows the Port Macquarie Base Hospital is providing timely access to care for a record numbers of patients.

“Today’s BHI report shows 74% of patients left the Port Macquarie Base Hospital emergency department within four hours,” Mrs Williams said.

“This is an improvement of 6% since last year.

“Other results showed that 100% of urgent elective surgery was performed on time, with 98% of semi-urgent elective surgery being undertaken on time.

“Clearly our investment in the $104 million Port Macquarie Base Hospital expansion is paying off, with enhancements to health services and more floor space for patients and staff, including the new emergency department.

“We are providing staff with improved facilities so they can deliver these outstanding results.

“Our skilled doctors, nurses and hospital staff have dealt with record demand for services in a timely, professional manner and I thank them for it,” Mrs Williams said.

For further information, visit the Bureau of Health Information website at www.bhi.nsw.gov.au/healthcare_observer

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