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 Friday, 04 December 2020 11:27 AM
Hospital Triage 4 patients
average waiting time
(minutes)
Number of
patients waiting
to be seen in ED
Total patients
in ED
Armadale/Kelmscott District Memorial Hospital 6 2 20
Fiona Stanley Hospital 12 8 66
Joondalup Health Campus 24 14 82
King Edward Memorial Hospital For Women 48 4 7
Perth Children's Hospital 68 21 53
Rockingham General Hospital 63 4 27
Royal Perth Hospital 64 10 31
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital 33 7 57
St John of God Midland Public Hospital 60 17 62
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.

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