Bowral and District Hospital has improved its emergency department treatment times within the last three months.
However its performance still lags behind other comparable hospitals.
This is according to the latest Bureau of Health Information emergency department data from April to June 2019.
From April to June 2019, there were 5049 presentations to Bowral and District Hospital and 4959 to the emergency department.
Sixty-two per cent of those who presented to the emergency department started their treatment on time.
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This was a slight improvement from the January to March 2019 quarter, when 61.1 per cent of all emergency department presentations started on time.
However in Bowral and District Hospital's peer group, which included comparable hospitals such as Goulburn Base Hospital and Health Service, 74.6 per cent of patients saw a medical professional on time.
Goulburn performed just below the peer group's results at 72.7 per cent.
In the latest quarter, thirty-nine per cent of Bowral patients categorised with emergency conditions were received attention within the recommended timeframe.
Meanwhile 59.5 per cent of urgent cases were responded to in a timely manner.
Seventy per cent of semi-urgent patients received medical attention quickly, and 87.9 per cent of non-urgent patients started treatment on time.
Just over 70 per cent of patients in the emergency department from April to June left within four hours from the time of presentation.
About 26 per cent of emergency department patients were transferred to another hospital, and 89.1 per cent of people left without treatment.
Just over 80 per cent of patients were treated and discharged within the recommended timeframe, while 38.6 per cent of people were treated and admitted to hospital.
About 20 patients who presented to the emergency department during the quarter required resuscitation, while 482 cases were categorised as emergencies.
There were also 2157 urgent cases, 2015 semi-urgent cases and 284 non-urgent cases in the department.
A Bowral and District Hospital spokesperson said the hospital had seen "a record number of patients in the first half of this year, with a total of 3176 patients starting their treatment on time during the April to June quarter".
"There were 5049 ED presentations, a rise of 395, compared to the same period last year," the spokesperson said.
"The aging population, complexity of the care required and a rise in influenza presentations has contributed to the 8.5 per cent increase in ED presentations during this quarter.
"The demand on our services is reflected in the current report, and staff have worked incredibly hard as we continue to experience increased presentations."
The spokesperson said the hospital would continue to to improve its performance.
"We are continuously reviewing our performance and models of care to improve waiting times with a number of strategies in place," the spokesperson said.
"Bowral & District Hospital's $65 million redevelopment is well underway and will deliver improved ED access and contemporary health care services."
Visit the Bureau of Health Information website to view the report and data, including local hospital information.