ED presentation times

  • 1 in 3 ED presentations were on a weekend with Sunday being the busiest day (16%).

  • The busiest time for injury presentations to EDs was between 4:00pm – 5:59pm (17%) and the quietest time was 2:00am – 3:59am (0.8%).

In 2021–22, the highest number of presentations occurred between 4:00pm and 5:59pm on a Sunday (16,000). Figure 15 shows the most common presentation days and times for injury ED presentations.

Figure 15: Number of injury emergency department presentations, by time and day of presentation, Australia, 2021–22

An interactive Tableau for the number of ED presentations by time and day of presentation.