Queensland Health provides free public hospital emergency care across the state
to people who are seriously injured or ill and need treatment.
This page tells you how busy a hospital emergency department (ED) is, and gives
information on its performance. For further information about emergency departments
and how to access emergency services visit
When a person arrives at an ED for treatment, a qualified triage nurse assesses
how urgent their condition is and assigns a category according to the Australasian
Triage Scale. There are five triage categories, where 1 is most urgent and 5 is
The triage system ensures that people most in need of care are treated first. Patients
are seen in order of medical priority and not in order of arrival.
Monthly emergency department information for
Monthly emergency department information for January 2014
Monthly emergency department information for children under 14 for
All data is preliminary and subject to change. - indicates data not available or not applicable.
Source: Queensland Health Emergency Department Information System, except off-stretcher times sourced from Queensland Ambulance Service eARF Database.
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Queensland EDs have seen the highest growth in attendances in Australia over the last five years, increasing by an average of 7% a year.