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

Westmead Hospital

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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 2,691 stays at this hospital for vaginal delivery, of which 94% 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 2,523 2.0 days 2.3 days 5,163
2015–16 2,562 2.0 days 2.3 days 5,159
2014–15 2,466 2.0 days 2.3 days 4,921
2013–14 2,365 2.0 days 2.4 days 4,624
2012–13 2,501 2.1 days 2.4 days 5,366
2011–12 2,439 2.2 days 2.5 days 5,382

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 1,058 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 1,058 2.9 days 3.4 days 3,025
2015–16 1,087 2.9 days 3.4 days 3,178
2014–15 1,012 2.9 days 3.5 days 2,928
2013–14 1,089 2.9 days 3.6 days 3,145
2012–13 1,096 3.2 days 3.7 days 3,467
2011–12 1,120 3.2 days 3.8 days 3,596