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Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

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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 228 stays at this hospital for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.0 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 228 2.0 days 2.1 days 453
2015–16 267 2.2 days 2.1 days 578
2014–15 243 2.4 days 2.1 days 584
2013–14 213 2.2 days 2.2 days 466
2012–13 186 2.2 days 2.3 days 413
2011–12 211 2.5 days 2.3 days 519

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 284 stays at this hospital for gallbladder removal, of which 98% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 1.9 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
2016–17 279 1.9 days 2.4 days 528
2015–16 266 2.2 days 2.3 days 592
2014–15 258 2.2 days 2.3 days 556
2013–14 253 2.1 days 2.3 days 542
2012–13 258 2.0 days 2.2 days 509
2011–12 247 2.2 days 2.2 days 541

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 2016–17, there were a total of 85 stays at this hospital for gynaecological reconstructive procedures, of which 84% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.3 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.2 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 71 2.3 days 2.2 days 161
2015–16 88 2.3 days 2.2 days 203
2014–15 87 2.0 days 2.1 days 177
2013–14 100 2.3 days 2.2 days 231
2012–13 97 2.3 days 2.2 days 221
2011–12 118 2.5 days 2.3 days 294

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, there were a total of 149 stays at this hospital for hysterectomy, of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.7 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.6 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 147 2.7 days 2.6 days 398
2015–16 166 2.7 days 2.7 days 452
2014–15 169 2.5 days 2.7 days 416
2013–14 194 2.4 days 2.9 days 460
2012–13 185 2.6 days 3.0 days 474
2011–12 177 2.9 days 3.1 days 505

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 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 9 NP 4.7 days 57
2015–16 18 NP 5.0 days 133
2014–15 17 NP 5.4 days 129
2013–14 14 NP 5.5 days 100
2012–13 14 NP 5.7 days 93
2011–12 17 NP 5.9 days 133

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

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 50 stays at this hospital for hip replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 8.1 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.4 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 50 8.1 days 5.4 days 403
2015–16 45 NP 5.7 days 405
2014–15 58 12.5 days 6.2 days 727
2013–14 41 NP 6.4 days 396
2012–13 46 NP 6.5 days 401
2011–12 51 9.3 days 7.0 days 472

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 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 41 NP 2.4 days 109
2015–16 42 NP 2.4 days 138
2014–15 37 NP 2.4 days 131
2013–14 31 NP 2.4 days 97
2012–13 52 3.8 days 2.6 days 195
2011–12 37 NP 2.6 days 123

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