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

Tamworth 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 82 stays at this hospital for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.5 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 82 2.5 days 1.9 days 202
2015–16 90 2.4 days 1.9 days 215
2014–15 73 2.2 days 2.0 days 159
2013–14 67 2.6 days 2.0 days 174
2012–13 58 3.0 days 2.1 days 172
2011–12 70 2.8 days 2.1 days 198

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 157 stays at this hospital for gallbladder removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.6 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.0 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 157 2.6 days 2.0 days 402
2015–16 155 2.3 days 2.0 days 356
2014–15 144 2.0 days 1.9 days 285
2013–14 141 2.1 days 1.9 days 299
2012–13 154 1.9 days 2.0 days 294
2011–12 142 2.0 days 2.0 days 284

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 18 NP 1.8 days 27
2015–16 15 NP 1.9 days 36
2014–15 30 NP 1.9 days 51
2013–14 34 NP 1.9 days 77
2012–13 31 NP 2.0 days 87
2011–12 34 NP 2.1 days 84

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 66 stays at this hospital for hysterectomy, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.6 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.5 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 66 2.6 days 2.5 days 174
2015–16 71 2.5 days 2.6 days 178
2014–15 81 2.5 days 2.7 days 204
2013–14 65 2.8 days 2.8 days 185
2012–13 74 2.8 days 2.9 days 206
2011–12 62 3.6 days 2.9 days 222

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 70 stays at this hospital for knee replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.2 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
2016–17 70 4.2 days 4.1 days 295
2015–16 82 4.5 days 4.3 days 371
2014–15 61 5.2 days 4.6 days 316
2013–14 76 5.3 days 4.8 days 404
2012–13 87 5.0 days 4.8 days 431
2011–12 106 5.4 days 5.0 days 575

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 87 stays at this hospital for hip replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.4 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 87 5.4 days 4.8 days 471
2015–16 85 5.0 days 4.8 days 425
2014–15 83 6.6 days 5.3 days 545
2013–14 88 5.5 days 5.4 days 484
2012–13 77 5.4 days 5.7 days 414
2011–12 89 6.6 days 6.1 days 587

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 99 stays at this hospital for prostate removal, of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.4 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 98 2.4 days 2.4 days 233
2015–16 74 3.2 days 2.4 days 240
2014–15 58 3.5 days 2.6 days 201
2013–14 53 3.4 days 2.6 days 181
2012–13 65 3.6 days 2.7 days 234
2011–12 56 4.2 days 2.8 days 236