Search control section

More than 500 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

Nepean Hospital

Left hand navigation section

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 1,754 stays at this hospital for vaginal delivery, of which 96% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.0 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.3 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 1,692 2.0 days 2.3 days 3,406
2015–16 1,538 2.0 days 2.3 days 3,026
2014–15 1,614 2.0 days 2.3 days 3,235
2013–14 1,529 2.1 days 2.4 days 3,144
2012–13 1,551 2.1 days 2.4 days 3,279
2011–12 1,447 2.2 days 2.5 days 3,124

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 1,063 stays at this hospital for caesarean delivery, 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 3.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 1,062 2.9 days 3.4 days 3,090
2015–16 984 2.9 days 3.4 days 2,895
2014–15 963 2.9 days 3.5 days 2,824
2013–14 921 3.0 days 3.6 days 2,719
2012–13 909 3.0 days 3.7 days 2,744
2011–12 910 3.1 days 3.8 days 2,858