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Westmead 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 175 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
2016–17 175 2.2 days 2.1 days 393
2015–16 170 2.1 days 2.1 days 363
2014–15 223 2.3 days 2.1 days 522
2013–14 301 2.3 days 2.2 days 686
2012–13 207 2.3 days 2.3 days 474
2011–12 252 2.4 days 2.3 days 610

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 265 stays at this hospital for gallbladder removal, of which 63% 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
2016–17 167 2.5 days 2.4 days 410
2015–16 198 2.2 days 2.3 days 432
2014–15 252 2.0 days 2.3 days 512
2013–14 222 2.5 days 2.3 days 554
2012–13 195 2.5 days 2.2 days 478
2011–12 218 2.7 days 2.2 days 580

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 62 stays at this hospital for gynaecological reconstructive procedures, of which 85% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.6 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 53 2.6 days 2.2 days 136
2015–16 51 2.4 days 2.2 days 122
2014–15 57 2.3 days 2.1 days 132
2013–14 47 NP 2.2 days 102
2012–13 49 NP 2.2 days 116
2011–12 47 NP 2.3 days 150

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 123 stays at this hospital for hysterectomy, 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 2.6 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 122 2.5 days 2.6 days 309
2015–16 125 2.6 days 2.7 days 319
2014–15 135 2.7 days 2.7 days 369
2013–14 128 2.8 days 2.9 days 364
2012–13 109 3.0 days 3.0 days 328
2011–12 143 3.1 days 3.1 days 442

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 27 NP 4.7 days 124
2015–16 16 NP 5.0 days 90
2014–15 14 NP 5.4 days 97
2013–14 12 NP 5.5 days 76
2012–13 <5 NP 5.7 days 30
2011–12 <5 NP 5.9 days 29

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 52 stays at this hospital for hip replacement, of which 98% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 7.6 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 51 7.6 days 5.4 days 390
2015–16 59 7.3 days 5.7 days 428
2014–15 37 NP 6.2 days 233
2013–14 37 NP 6.4 days 320
2012–13 26 NP 6.5 days 205
2011–12 43 NP 7.0 days 498

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 57 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 57 2.2 days 2.4 days 127
2015–16 57 2.3 days 2.4 days 132
2014–15 46 NP 2.4 days 93
2013–14 59 2.2 days 2.4 days 127
2012–13 46 NP 2.6 days 117
2011–12 30 NP 2.6 days 76

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