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100 to 199 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

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Length of stay in hospital

Length of stay for childbirth

Vaginal delivery is the birth of one or more babies through the birth canal or vagina. The data presented here relate to women who stayed one or more nights for a vaginal delivery without complications.

Vaginal delivery: average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 839 stays at this hospital for vaginal delivery, of which 98% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.5 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 819 2.5 days 2.4 days 2,050
2015–16 848 2.4 days 2.4 days 2,075
2014–15 907 2.5 days 2.4 days 2,253
2013–14 882 2.5 days 2.4 days 2,173
2012–13 887 2.6 days 2.4 days 2,268
2011–12 875 2.6 days 2.5 days 2,289

Caesarean delivery is a surgical procedure in which one or more incisions are made through a mother’s abdomen and uterus to deliver one or more babies. The data presented here relate to women who stayed one or more nights for a caesarian delivery without complications.

Caesarean delivery: average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 381 stays at this hospital for caesarean delivery, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.8 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.5 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 381 3.8 days 3.5 days 1,459
2015–16 351 3.9 days 3.6 days 1,371
2014–15 334 4.1 days 3.6 days 1,355
2013–14 343 4.1 days 3.6 days 1,406
2012–13 383 4.1 days 3.7 days 1,576
2011–12 325 4.1 days 3.9 days 1,337