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200 to 500 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

Blacktown 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 208 stays at this hospital for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.2 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
2016–17 207 2.2 days 1.9 days 465
2015–16 154 2.0 days 1.9 days 309
2014–15 244 2.0 days 2.0 days 499
2013–14 264 2.1 days 2.0 days 544
2012–13 231 2.3 days 2.1 days 521
2011–12 222 2.4 days 2.1 days 525

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 337 stays at this hospital for gallbladder removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.7 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.0 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 336 2.7 days 2.0 days 892
2015–16 333 2.1 days 2.0 days 704
2014–15 321 2.2 days 1.9 days 701
2013–14 328 2.3 days 1.9 days 752
2012–13 300 2.0 days 2.0 days 611
2011–12 304 2.1 days 2.0 days 644

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 50 stays at this hospital for gynaecological reconstructive procedures, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 1.9 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.8 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 1.9 days 1.8 days 97
2015–16 38 NP 1.9 days 95
2014–15 33 NP 1.9 days 91
2013–14 50 2.5 days 1.9 days 124
2012–13 44 NP 2.0 days 96
2011–12 36 NP 2.1 days 84

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, there were a total of 131 stays at this hospital for hysterectomy, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.9 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.5 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 131 2.9 days 2.5 days 374
2015–16 133 2.7 days 2.6 days 357
2014–15 122 2.9 days 2.7 days 355
2013–14 131 2.9 days 2.8 days 379
2012–13 131 3.2 days 2.9 days 424
2011–12 117 3.0 days 2.9 days 350

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 52 stays at this hospital for knee replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 6.1 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.1 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 52 6.1 days 4.1 days 317
2015–16 42 NP 4.3 days 267
2014–15 49 NP 4.6 days 308
2013–14 59 5.9 days 4.8 days 347
2012–13 67 6.5 days 4.8 days 433
2011–12 52 5.6 days 5.0 days 290

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 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 49 NP 4.8 days 334
2015–16 44 NP 4.8 days 283
2014–15 62 7.6 days 5.3 days 470
2013–14 69 7.7 days 5.4 days 529
2012–13 67 7.8 days 5.7 days 522
2011–12 69 8.2 days 6.1 days 569

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, there were a total of 53 stays at this hospital for prostate removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.2 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 53 2.2 days 2.4 days 116
2015–16 34 NP 2.4 days 63
2014–15 44 NP 2.6 days 99
2013–14 51 2.6 days 2.6 days 132
2012–13 56 2.9 days 2.7 days 164
2011–12 77 2.2 days 2.8 days 169

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