Category Archives: Australian Institute of Health

Surging Elective Surgeries Affecting Waiting Time

A recent report has highlighted that the waiting time period at the public hospitals for elective surgery are still higher. The MyHospital website has recently revealed that public hospitals are doing quite well in performing elective surgeries. However, it was also noted that the patients seeking elective surgery at public hospital are made to wait longer.

In the last five years, the admission to elective surgery, in the public hospital has increase by 2.5% as about 621,000 patients have contacted public hospital for elective surgery. It has been informed that 50% of the patients were made to wait more than 36 days to go for the surgery.

Longer waiting period can leave dire effect over the health of the patients. However, the good news is that fewer patients, as compared to earlier, are waiting longer for elective surgery. Since 2007, public hospitals have operated
130,000 elective surgeries.

It has further been revealed by MyHospital website that the emergency departments of Australia are becoming quite busier. There is need to large number of patients could be provide with treatment.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that with the pursuit of bringing awareness among people about health care importance a competition is being organized. The competition is mainly for the people residing in the rural areas of Australia.

The competition is being organized by the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) in collaboration with Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Both the organizations work towards promoting health care. The NRHA, is non-government body, it aims at promoting health and wellbeing at remote and rural areas of Australia.

The winner of the competition will be gifted with $1000. It is open for all creative people. Moreover, the picture of the winner would be imprinted on the AIHW’s next year publications.