Orange has reflected a statewide drop in treatment times for patients presenting to the emergency department, with only 80.6 per cent of patients starting treatment "on time", down 9.5 per cent from the same period in 2018.
Bureau of Health Information statistics released as part of their Healthcare Quarterly report for 2019 show it took an average of three hours and four minutes to leave the emergency department in Orange from January to March compared to the same timeframe in 2018.
One hundred of patients in the most serious condition - triage one, or "resuscitation" - came through the doors of the Orange Health Service emergency department in the first three months of the year, six more than the same period of 2018.
By contrast, the hospital dealt with 1120 triage two patients, 10 per cent more than last year, with response times for those patients dipping.
Only 87.6 per cent of those were treated "on time" for the medical issue they presented with, which was 7.5 per cent lower than the 95.1 per cent in the same bracket.
The average time to treatment for these patients in Orange was six minutes, compared to nine minutes for Western NSW Local Health Districts.
However, the average across the state fell by 10 per cent, while the average response across Western NSW meant just 72.2 per cent of "emergency" patients were treated "on time".
Triage three - classified as "urgent" - had 1839 patients present to emergency, 109 more than for the same time last year, and 13.4 per cent less of them were treated "on time" compared to 2018, the worst drop for any category in Orange.
Meanwhile, 85 per cent of semi-urgent patients were treated on time, and 94.9 per cent of non-urgent patients were treated on time.
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