Kingaroy Hospital has about 16,259 presentations to the emergency department each year.
Kingaroy Hospital has about 16,259 presentations to the emergency department each year. Tobi Loftus

BY THE NUMBERS: Kingaroy Hospital figures revealed

EVER wondered what a typical year at the Kingaroy Hospital looks like?

Using 2017/2018 statistics, the Times has dived into the numbers to reveal what the South Burnett hospital's case load looks like in a calendar year.

According to the Darling Downs Health and Hospital Service there were 33,000 pathology requests in Kingaroy in 2017 and 633 surgeries performed.

There are about 306 babies born every year, and 3053 children who are treated at the school dental clinic.

More than 16,250 people are admitted to the Kingaroy emergency department every year with a range of injuries and illnesses.

Kingaroy Hospital staff see more than 26,000 mental health interventions in a year.

Almost 2000 ultrasounds are conducted at the hospital annually and an average of 6149 x-ray examinations are conducted.

Doctors process a total of 8159 hospital discharges, 2552 of these renal unit patients.

The Kingaroy Hospital services a large region and population of 33,000, leading to more than 170 helicopter landings onsite every year.

Allied health, such as occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and dietitians, see 4991 inpatients and 6339 outpatients in a calendar year.

Staff handle more than 96,000kg of laundry and the laundry and delivery truck travels about 33,000km a year.

Maintenance staff receive 3389 work orders a year and caterers serve up 43,200 meals for patients.

As the Kingaroy Hospital redevelopment project is scheduled to be finalised by the end of 2021, these numbers are likely to change significantly.

The new hospital will have a modern, larger and enhanced health facility to provide more efficient admissions and patient flows.

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