The Eurobodalla's hospital emergency departments saw more patients in the three months to September this year, compared to the same period in 2016 - but stood a better chance of being seen within four hours than others in NSW.
The Bureau of Health Information has released figures for emergency department, ambulance, admitted patients and elective surgery for the period July to September 2017. The report compares the same quarter last year.
Despite an increase in emergency department (ED) presentations, Southern NSW Health said hospitals in the Eurobodalla had performed well.
"The figures show an increase of 13.2 per cent in Batemans Bay Hospital ED presentations to 4,039 in the quarter, with 85.1 per cemt of patients leaving the ED within four hours, well ahead of the NSW average of 68.4 per cent," a department spokeswoman said.
"Moruya Hospital showed a similar improvement, with an increase of 7.7 per cent in ED presentations to 2,628 in the quarter, with 77 per cent of patients leaving the ED within four hours, up 3.7 per cent."
Authorities partly blamed "the worst flu season on record" for the boost in presentations.
"Elective surgery performance at the Eurobodalla Health Service has also increased," the spokeswoman said.
"The average wait time for non-urgent elective surgery at Batemans Bay Hospital dropped by 26 days to 158, well ahead of the NSW average of 213 days - 100 per cent of all surgery procedures in this category were also performed on time.
"Elective surgery performance at Moruya Hospital has also improved, with the average wait time for non-urgent elective surgery dropping from 126 to just 68 days. Moruya Hospital’s elective surgery on-time performance also remained high, with 100 per cent of urgent, semi-urgent and non-urgent surgery procedures being performed on time."
Health district chief executive Andrew Newton said the figures reflected "the hard work and dedication of all staff at Batemans Bay Hospital across a number of important areas".
"My sincere thanks to all the staff who have worked tirelessly to achieve these results,” he said.
The full results are available at the Bureau of Health Information website, bhi.nsw.gov.au.