Emergency Department data

Emergency department live activity

The table below provides an up-to-date view of the status of the emergency department in each of the metropolitan hospitals that contains an emergency department.

Preview of Emergency Department (ED) figures at Thursday, 20 January 2022 04:17 PM
Hospital Triage 4 patients
average waiting time
Number of
patients waiting
to be seen in ED
Total patients
in ED
Armadale Hospital1 9 6 34
Fiona Stanley Hospital 38 12 77
Joondalup Health Campus 76 20 92
King Edward Memorial Hospital For Women 36 3 6
Peel Health Campus 128 13 44
Perth Children's Hospital 26 2 23
Rockingham General Hospital 83 12 32
Royal Perth Hospital 84 16 61
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital 104 9 61
St John of God Midland Public Hospital 63 17 80
Information provided here serves as a guide only. Patients are advised they should attend their nearest emergency department if they require urgent medical attention.

Triage categories are allocated to each patient based on an assessment of their presenting conditions, generally by the triage nurse, with triage 1 being the most urgent and triage 5 being the least urgent. The average waiting time that is displayed on the web page is for patients who have been assessed as triage 4, since that is the most frequently allocated triage category. Patients are always seen in order of clinical urgency.

1Construction works to upgrade the Armadale Hospital Emergency Department are underway. You may experience some noise and disruption during this period.

For further information about triage categories, visit Australasian College of Emergency Medicine website.