MORE ADMISSIONS: 24,000 people came through the ED at Warwick Hospital in 2017.
MORE ADMISSIONS: 24,000 people came through the ED at Warwick Hospital in 2017. Jonno Colfs

Warwick Hospital numbers on the climb

THE numbers have been crunched as a new year of health begins.

Queensland Health figures for last year have been revealed, showing Warwick's figures across various key areas.

Fresh after news that the hospital welcomed its first newborn into the Rose City on Monday evening, it was revealed a total of 200 babies born in 2017, at an average of three per week.

This works out to be 0.5% of the state's total of 37,500 new Queenslanders born during the year.

Queensland as a whole cracked the million mark for Emergency Department visitor last year, with 1.37 million people coming through the doors.

Warwick contributed 24,000 people to this figure, averaging out to 64 people per day, and 1.75% of the state admissions.

In terms of going under the knife, Warwick Hospital hosted 1304 day surgery cases and had 156 operating days throughout the year.

This compares to over 173,000 surgeries completed by Queensland Health staff in 2017.



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