This section provides information about going to hospital in NSW. You will find out what happens when you go to hospital or to an Emergency Department, the questions you should ask, and what to do if you need an ambulance. We also provide data on how our hospitals and the Ambulance Service are performing.
Demand on Emergency Departments
NSW Health, like other states, experienced a significant increase in Emergency Department (ED) demand in 2005/06. In August 2007 Booz Allen Hamilton was commissioned to analyse what the key drivers of demand were and to assess underlying root causes contributing to the increase in ED demand. The study was, in particular, focused on exploring the question whether the demand for emergency department services had been increasing as a result of 'demand transfer' from primary care.
- Key Drivers of Demand in the Emergency Department
Use the navigation links to find out more.