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100 to 199 beds
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Length of stay in hospital

Length of stay for selected surgical procedures

Appendix removal is a surgical procedure, either through keyhole surgery or open surgery. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for the removal of the appendix without either complications, malignant cancer or peritonitis.

Appendix removal: average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 90 stays at this hospital for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.4 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 90 2.4 days 1.9 days 213
2015–16 90 2.4 days 1.8 days 220
2014–15 106 2.4 days 1.9 days 254
2013–14 104 2.6 days 1.9 days 267
2012–13 98 2.5 days 2.0 days 244
2011–12 105 2.5 days 2.1 days 262

Gallbladder removal, or cholecystectomy, is a surgical procedure generally performed to treat a patient for gallstones. The data presented here relate to patients who had their gallbladder removed using keyhole surgery and who stayed one or more nights without complications.

Gallbladder removal: average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 179 stays at this hospital for gallbladder removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.6 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.6 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 179 2.6 days 1.6 days 469
2015–16 178 2.6 days 1.6 days 458
2014–15 187 2.6 days 1.6 days 485
2013–14 177 2.6 days 1.6 days 458
2012–13 180 2.5 days 1.6 days 450
2011–12 141 2.0 days 1.6 days 287

Gynaecological reconstructive procedures are repairs to the female reproductive system for conditions such as prolapse. The data presented here relate to women who stayed one or more nights for gynaecological reconstructive procedures without complications.

Gynaecological reconstructive procedures: average length of stay

In all years reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 11 NP 1.9 days 18
2015–16 18 NP 1.9 days 30
2014–15 20 NP 2.0 days 35
2013–14 15 NP 2.0 days 29
2012–13 16 NP 2.0 days 37
2011–12 20 NP 2.2 days 39

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman's uterus (or womb). The data presented here relate to women who stayed one or more nights for a hysterectomy without complications and where there was no malignant cancer.

Hysterectomy: average length of stay

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 46 NP 2.5 days 150
2015–16 50 2.9 days 2.6 days 146
2014–15 48 NP 2.7 days 147
2013–14 44 NP 2.7 days 135
2012–13 43 NP 2.8 days 139
2011–12 59 3.3 days 3.0 days 197

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Knee replacements are surgical procedures to replace damaged knee joints, most commonly for arthritis. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for knee replacements without complications.

Knee replacement: average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 116 stays at this hospital for knee replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.1 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 116 4.1 days 4.4 days 479
2015–16 108 4.5 days 4.4 days 484
2014–15 117 4.9 days 4.8 days 570
2013–14 98 5.2 days 5.0 days 508
2012–13 89 5.3 days 5.2 days 470
2011–12 93 5.4 days 5.5 days 505

Hip replacements are surgical procedures to replace damaged hip joints, most commonly for arthritis. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for hip replacements without complications.

Hip replacement: average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 51 stays at this hospital for hip replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.1 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.5 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 51 5.1 days 4.5 days 260
2015–16 36 NP 4.7 days 182
2014–15 50 5.7 days 5.0 days 287
2013–14 45 NP 5.3 days 287
2012–13 21 NP 5.6 days 146
2011–12 40 NP 6.1 days 330

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Prostate removal is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland, most commonly performed through the urethra. The data presented here relate to men who stayed one or more nights for transurethral prostate removal without complications.

Prostate removal: average length of stay

In all years reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 20 NP 2.0 days 63
2015–16 23 NP 2.0 days 56
2014–15 28 NP 2.2 days 101
2013–14 35 NP 2.3 days 102
2012–13 30 NP 2.4 days 103
2011–12 23 NP 2.5 days 72

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.