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

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai 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 651 stays at this hospital for vaginal delivery, of which 97% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.1 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
2016–17 632 2.1 days 2.3 days 1,356
2015–16 639 2.1 days 2.3 days 1,320
2014–15 635 2.0 days 2.3 days 1,266
2013–14 612 2.1 days 2.3 days 1,275
2012–13 595 2.1 days 2.4 days 1,255
2011–12 610 2.2 days 2.5 days 1,316

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 216 stays at this hospital for caesarean delivery, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.2 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.3 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 216 3.2 days 3.3 days 695
2015–16 212 3.2 days 3.3 days 668
2014–15 205 3.1 days 3.4 days 632
2013–14 232 3.3 days 3.4 days 755
2012–13 273 3.2 days 3.5 days 866
2011–12 269 3.2 days 3.6 days 872