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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 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 109 stays at this hospital for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.0 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 109 2.0 days 1.9 days 216
2015–16 145 1.8 days 1.9 days 263
2014–15 138 2.1 days 2.0 days 293
2013–14 116 2.1 days 2.0 days 242
2012–13 140 2.1 days 2.1 days 290
2011–12 111 2.1 days 2.1 days 234

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 109 stays at this hospital for gallbladder removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.4 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.0 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 109 2.4 days 2.0 days 267
2015–16 124 2.2 days 2.0 days 274
2014–15 105 2.4 days 1.9 days 249
2013–14 110 2.1 days 1.9 days 231
2012–13 112 2.6 days 2.0 days 292
2011–12 106 2.2 days 2.0 days 233

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 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 5 NP 1.8 days 8
2015–16 5 NP 1.9 days 7
2014–15 7 NP 1.9 days 21
2013–14 6 NP 1.9 days 15
2012–13 8 NP 2.0 days 17
2011–12 7 NP 2.1 days 18

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 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 19 NP 2.5 days 54
2015–16 12 NP 2.6 days 39
2014–15 22 NP 2.7 days 67
2013–14 15 NP 2.8 days 49
2012–13 19 NP 2.9 days 70
2011–12 21 NP 2.9 days 72

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

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 85 stays at this hospital for knee replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.3 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.1 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 85 5.3 days 4.1 days 454
2015–16 83 6.0 days 4.3 days 501
2014–15 64 6.7 days 4.6 days 427
2013–14 70 6.9 days 4.8 days 483
2012–13 57 6.6 days 4.8 days 375
2011–12 45 NP 5.0 days 322

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 95 stays at this hospital for hip replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 6.5 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.8 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 95 6.5 days 4.8 days 619
2015–16 104 6.7 days 4.8 days 693
2014–15 69 6.6 days 5.3 days 454
2013–14 91 7.5 days 5.4 days 678
2012–13 59 6.9 days 5.7 days 406
2011–12 58 6.8 days 6.1 days 397

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 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 11 NP 2.4 days 27
2015–16 17 NP 2.4 days 46
2014–15 12 NP 2.6 days 20
2013–14 26 NP 2.6 days 59
2012–13 22 NP 2.7 days 54
2011–12 9 NP 2.8 days 23

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