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 Tuesday, 26 October 2021 11:12 PM
Hospital Triage 4 patients
average waiting time
Number of
patients waiting
to be seen in ED
Total patients
in ED
Armadale Hospital1 21 3 23
Fiona Stanley Hospital 90 15 73
Joondalup Health Campus 126 30 87
King Edward Memorial Hospital For Women 102 4 7
Peel Health Campus 50 9 31
Perth Children's Hospital 104 8 43
Rockingham General Hospital 82 8 34
Royal Perth Hospital 75 15 52
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital 129 9 54
St John of God Midland Public Hospital 115 17 64
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.