Department of the Legislative Assembly

Hospital Bed Numbers

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WRITTEN QUESTIONS
10th Assembly


12/04/2006

251. Hospital Bed Numbers

Dr Lim to for Minister for Health

QUESTION



1. What are the total number of operational beds currently available across the Northern Territory? Please list the number of operational beds for each Territory hospital?

2. What were the total number of operational beds available across the Northern Territory at 31st December 2002 and at 31st December 2004? Please list the number of these operational beds, by calendar year and for each Territory hospital.

3. How many written complaints and recorded (ie notes taken) and oral complaints have been received by Territory Health? Of these complaints please list the number of complaints, by written complaint, by recorded oral complaint, by calendar year and for each Territory hospital.


ANSWER


Answered on 06/10/2006

1. What are the total number of operational beds currently available across the Northern Territory? Please list the number of operational beds for each Territory hospital.

Operational beds
Royal Darwin Hospital
345
Alice Springs Hospital
165
Katherine Hospital
60
Gove District Hospital
30
Tennant Creek Hospital
20

2. What were the total number of operational beds available across the Northern Territory at 31st December 2002 and at 31st December 2004? Please list the number of these operational beds, by calendar year and for each Territory hospital.

Number of Operational Beds at 31 December
20022004
Royal Darwin Hospital
293345
Alice Springs Hospital
164165
    Katherine Hospital
6060
    Gove District Hospital
3030
Tennant Creek Hospital
2020


3. How many written complaints and recorded (i.e. notes taken) and oral complaints have been received by Territory Health? Of these complaints please list the number of complaints, by written complaint, by recorded oral complaint, by calendar year and for each Territory hospital.
      Complaints figures for the Department of Health and Community Services as a whole are documented in Department of Health and Community Services Annual Reports. The figures for the hospitals are as follows.

      Financial Year
      Royal Darwin Hospital
      Alice Springs Hospital
      Katherine Hospital
      Tennant Creek
      Gove Hospital
      2000/01
      495
      53
      2001/02
      386
      55
        2002/03
      344
      27
        2003/04
      419
      34
        2004/05
      490
      70
      10
      0
      5
      2005/06
      489
      59
      12
      5
      4

      Note : From 2004/05, complaints registration was centralised, with all complaints documented and collated, resulting in an increase in recorded complaints.
    Last updated: 04 Aug 2016