THE Sunbury Day Hospital treated 98 per cent of all patients scheduled for elective surgery within the national targets in the first quarter of this year, new figures show.
The Victorian Health Services Performance Report, released last week by Health Minister David Davis, compared waiting times for hospitals across the state, in-patients treated, emergency care, elective surgery, dental care, quality and safety and mental health.
The Sunbury hospital performs only elective surgery.
The figures show that from January to March, 175 patients had such surgery.
Of them, only four were treated outside the national targets set for urgent, semi-urgent and non-urgent elective surgeries.
Only the Mercy Women's Hospital had a better figure, performing surgeries within the national targets 100 per cent of the time.
The state average was 82 per cent.
The three patients who had urgent elective surgery at Sunbury had treatment with a median waiting time of six days.
The median time to treatment for category 3 elective surgery patients was 66 days compared to a statewide median of 113 days.
Western Health chief executive Kathryn Cook welcomed the latest data.
"Our patients can be assured Western Health continues to improve its performance on elective surgery waiting times. As in previous reports, [our ] performance in delivering elective surgery exceeds state benchmarks in a number of areas.
''Western Health is particularly pleased to see a strong performance from the Sunbury Day Hospital, which has only been opened for just over a year."