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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 179 stays at this hospital for vaginal delivery, of which 98% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.9 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 175 2.9 days 2.4 days 505
2015–16 182 2.6 days 2.4 days 475
2014–15 169 2.8 days 2.4 days 468
2013–14 201 2.7 days 2.4 days 535
2012–13 198 3.2 days 2.4 days 633
2011–12 211 3.5 days 2.5 days 744

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 81 stays at this hospital for caesarean delivery, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.3 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.5 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 81 3.3 days 3.5 days 267
2015–16 105 3.4 days 3.6 days 362
2014–15 108 3.6 days 3.6 days 391
2013–14 125 3.5 days 3.6 days 440
2012–13 104 3.9 days 3.7 days 408
2011–12 110 4.5 days 3.9 days 490