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 Friday, 23 February 2024 03:17 PM
Hospital Triage 4 patients
average waiting time
Number of
patients waiting
to be seen in ED
Total patients
in ED
Armadale Hospital 49 16 59
Fiona Stanley Hospital 113 29 104
Joondalup Health Campus 86 33 116
King Edward Memorial Hospital For Women 0 0 7
Peel Health Campus 28 4 41
Perth Children's Hospital 104 20 55
Rockingham General Hospital 60 10 44
Royal Perth Hospital 124 13 64
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital 48 7 71
St John of God Midland Public Hospital 106 15 82
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.

For further information about triage categories, visit Australasian College of Emergency Medicine website.