Hospital Performance Report

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SpeakersGallacher The Hon Michael; Della Bosca The Hon John
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The Hon. JOHN DELLA BOSCA: Earlier in question time today the Leader of the Opposition asked me about hospital data. I direct the member to, where he will find individual data for hospitals, including surgery waiting lists and emergency department performance.

The Hon. Michael Gallacher: If I can find it.

The Hon. JOHN DELLA BOSCA: I used to have that problem, but then I did a computer course. Perhaps the Leader of the Opposition should do likewise. The website includes all the data released by my predecessor earlier this year, updated for the September quarter, including the number of patients treated within triage times, the percentages, the graphs, patients arriving by ambulance, hospital admissions, ambulance response times, attendances and admissions. In fact, more information is available now than has ever previously been released. A number of changes were made to the July-September 2008 New South Wales Health quarterly performance report, largely to make it easier to comprehend.

New South Wales families expect honesty, transparency and accountability, and that is exactly what we are providing. We are providing more publicly available data than a State government has ever previously released. If the member is still having trouble finding the data on the website, my staff would be happy to show him how to use the computer.