Northern Beaches Health Service general manager Frank Bazik has paid tribute to the hard working Manly and Mona Vale staff after returning strong results for the July – September quarter.​​


The period set a new NSW record for presentations, with more than 720,000 across the state, largely down to a worse than usual flu season.

"Manly and Mona Vale Hospitals performed really well during an extremely busy winter quarter according to the latest report by the Bureau of Health Information (BHI)," Mr Bazik said.

"The number of presentations to Manly Hospital's Emergency Department increased by more than 10 per cent in the July – September quarter of 2017 compared to the same period the previous year.

"The increase in presentations was mainly due to the winter period which saw high demand and substantially increased cases of influenza.

"Despite increased numbers of people presenting to the ED, Manly Hospital maintained an excellent response with more than 80 per cent of all patients either admitted, transferred or discharged from the ED within four hours exceeding the target of 80 per cent."

"At Mona Vale Hospital people arriving by ambulance increased by more than 17 per cent during the July – September 2017 quarter compared to the same period the previous year," Mr Bazik said.

"Despite the increased presentations, Mona Vale Hospital managed to exceed the Transfer of Care target of 90 per cent of ambulances offloaded within 30 minutes with an excellent score of more than 98 per cent."

Mr Bazik said it was great to see the staff rally in such a busy period.

"These results were only possibly because of the staff at Manly and Mona Vale Hospitals.," he said.

"I would like to congratulate all staff on what has been achieved over what was one of the most difficult winters in the last decade.

"These outstanding results speak to the dedication and skill or the staff and their commitment to the very best care for their patients."