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Nepean 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 271 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 2.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 271 2.2 days 2.1 days 604
2015–16 270 2.2 days 2.1 days 599
2014–15 297 2.4 days 2.1 days 715
2013–14 312 2.2 days 2.2 days 698
2012–13 297 2.2 days 2.3 days 639
2011–12 294 2.2 days 2.3 days 638

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 267 stays at this hospital for gallbladder removal, of which 99% 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
2016–17 264 2.5 days 2.4 days 647
2015–16 238 2.9 days 2.3 days 697
2014–15 241 2.7 days 2.3 days 643
2013–14 294 2.9 days 2.3 days 857
2012–13 246 2.3 days 2.2 days 556
2011–12 266 2.2 days 2.2 days 575

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 73 stays at this hospital for gynaecological reconstructive procedures, of which 97% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.9 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.2 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 71 2.9 days 2.2 days 209
2015–16 61 2.9 days 2.2 days 174
2014–15 69 3.5 days 2.1 days 239
2013–14 74 3.0 days 2.2 days 223
2012–13 69 2.9 days 2.2 days 201
2011–12 72 3.8 days 2.3 days 274

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 92 stays at this hospital for hysterectomy, of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.3 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 91 3.3 days 2.6 days 302
2015–16 82 3.6 days 2.7 days 294
2014–15 125 3.1 days 2.7 days 392
2013–14 102 3.2 days 2.9 days 324
2012–13 128 3.3 days 3.0 days 423
2011–12 115 3.3 days 3.1 days 385

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 208 stays at this hospital for knee replacement, 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 4.7 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 208 3.8 days 4.7 days 790
2015–16 166 4.5 days 5.0 days 752
2014–15 156 5.2 days 5.4 days 813
2013–14 182 5.2 days 5.5 days 951
2012–13 155 5.2 days 5.7 days 801
2011–12 83 6.2 days 5.9 days 517

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 178 stays at this hospital for hip replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.2 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
2016–17 178 5.2 days 5.4 days 917
2015–16 157 5.4 days 5.7 days 844
2014–15 135 6.0 days 6.2 days 808
2013–14 131 6.8 days 6.4 days 894
2012–13 108 7.2 days 6.5 days 777
2011–12 108 7.3 days 7.0 days 790

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 111 stays at this hospital for prostate removal, 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 2.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 110 2.7 days 2.4 days 301
2015–16 97 2.6 days 2.4 days 255
2014–15 99 2.7 days 2.4 days 272
2013–14 91 2.9 days 2.4 days 260
2012–13 65 2.9 days 2.6 days 186
2011–12 82 2.5 days 2.6 days 203