PUBLIC hospitals in Warrnambool and Melbourne exceeded state average scores in the latest scorecard, despite tighter funding.
State Health Minister David Davis said Victorian hospitals were treating more patients than ever before, even though federal funding had dropped by five per cent since 2008-09.
Both hospitals treated all category one emergency patients immediately on arrival in emergency departments and 98.8 per cent of patients who arrived in an ambulance had their transfer completed within the target 40 minutes.
Hamilton performed better in transferring 99 per cent of admitted emergency patients to a ward bed within the benchmark eight hours, while in Warrnambool the score was 80 per cent.
The Hamilton score for treating non-urgent patients within two hours was 98 per cent, while Warrnambool scored 90 per cent.
This score was up four per cent on the same period in 2011.
There were a total of 6383 patients who presented to the Warrnambool emergency department in the June quarter and Hamilton had 1861.
Warrnambool provided an average of 93 hours of care per day in the intensive care unit, up by 20 hours, while Hamilton provided 39 hours, up by four hours.
The Warrnambool Base Hospital also admitted 40 neonatal intensive care/special care nursery babies for the quarter.