Transfers in and out

Being specialist centers, both hospitals receive a large number of transfers from draining healthcare institutions which are given below.

Transfer in and out of Type A BH

Characteristic

BH Diyathalawa

BH Mahiyangnanaya

2015

2016

2017

2015

2016

2017

Total number of transfer out /year

1,840

2,800

2,400

933

1,120

1,271

Transfer out/day

5

8

7

3

3

3

Total number of transfer in /year

4,731

4,110

4,015

5,735

5,761

6,036

Transfer in/day

7

11

11

16

16

16

No. of Ambulances Available

04

04

04

06

06

06

 

The total number of patients transferred out from the BH-Diyathalawa has increased from 1,840 in 2015 to 2800 in 2016 whereas it has decreased to 2400 in 2017. Both transfer in and transfer out at BH-Mahiyangnanaya has increased significantly from 2015 to 2017 (Table: 11).