Births and emergencies: a year of drama for Gold Coast Health

In the last year, the Gold Coast’s local health service has truly grown from a significant regional health service into a “national supplier of advanced health care” according to the agency’s latest annual report.

Gold Coast health, which employs nearly 9000 staff and has an annual operating budget of more than $1.3 billion serves the city’s rapidly growing population of about 560,000 as well as more than 13 million visitors each year.

And its 2016-17 Annual Report showed just how much work the team is performing.


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In the last year alone it recorded:

  • more than 164,000 people passed through the Emergency Departments of the Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital – a 30% increase from five years ago (2012);
  • 5129 births (up from 4943 last year)
  • 20,538 phone calls to the mental health hotline (1300 642 255)

See what else they achieved in the 2016-17 Gold Coast Health Annual Report.