​Alarming statistics have revealed that the number of patients leaving emergency departments in NSW hospitals within the benchmark of four hours had decreased even further in the past 12 months.

According to the latest Bureau of Health Information quarterly report (April-June 2022), one in 10 patients who were treated and admitted spent longer than 21 hours and 16 minutes in the ED – the longest of any quarter since 2010.

In Campbelltown Hospital, 39.4% of patients left the ED within four hours, when compared to 47.9% for the same period last year.

Shadow Minister for Western Sydney and Member for Campbelltown, Greg Warren MP, said it was residents to the south west and west of Sydney that were paying the price for the NSW Government’s failures.

“Ultimately it is patients and their loved ones who are suffering as a result of the NSW Liberals neglect and incompetence,” he said.

Here are the figures for hospitals in West and South Western Sydney:

Hospital April – June 2022 April – June 2021 % Increase/Decrease in past 12 months
Blacktown 36.2 48.7 -25.6
Nepean 37.6 47.5 -20.8
Campbelltown 39.4 47.9 -17.7
Westmead 39.4 47.4 -16.8
Liverpool 39.4 47.2 -16.5
Fairfield 59.1 73 -19

Shadow Minister for Health, Ryan Park MP, said that these numbers were not a reflection of the hard working staff, doctors and nurses.

“Hospitals in West and South Western Sydney are chronically under-resourced and under-staffed yet Premier Perrottet and his colleagues have refused to acknowledge or address the issue,” he said.

“The results are simply shocking and well below community expectations.”

Mr Warren said that it has been clear for a long time that the NSW Liberals have one set of standards for the west and another for the rest.

“Residents in West and South Western Sydney deserve much, much better,” he said.