Redland Hospital's Emergency Department staff are seeing more patients in less time, new data has revealed.
The waiting times at the hospital have halved, while presentations to the hospital are at an all-time high.
In October 2019, there were more than 4600 presentations to the Redland Hospital ED, an increase of four per cent when compared to the same month last year.
Redland Hospital facility manager Susan Freiberg hailed the numbers as an incredible result for the department.
"We are pleased to see median wait times across all five categories drop from 28 minutes in October last year to just 13 minutes in October this year," Ms Freiberg said.
"This is an incredible result, and I'd like to thank our hard-working staff for providing high quality, timely care to our Redlands Coast community in their time of need."
The data also revealed an increase in the most urgent and complex patients in the Emergency Department.
"Importantly, 100 per cent of these critically ill patients were treated within the clinically recommended timeframe, with a median waiting time of zero minutes," Ms Freiberg said.
Emergency departments across the state continue to see an increase in presentations, with more than 174,000 visiting in October.
It is a three per cent increase, according to acting clinical excellence Queensland deputy general Keith McNeil.
"Every month we continue to see the figures rise, but Queenslanders should be assured that our staff work around the clock to provide care should they, their family or friends need it," Professor McNeil said.
"On average, 5626 people presented to EDs across the state each and every day.
"In October this year, we saw a three-and-a-half per cent increase in presentations compared to the same period last year."
"That is an extra 5656 people needing medical care in four short weeks."
Professor McNeil said not only were the overall numbers increasing, emergency departments were seeing more people who required hospital admission.
"In October 32 per cent or 56,157 of those people attending EDs were admitted to hospital compared to 31 per cent, or 54,211, in September this year," he said.
"These people are so unwell or injured they require ongoing medical treatment or monitoring.
"Our staff work tirelessly to provide appropriate care and treatment to anyone that presents to an emergency department."
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