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100 to 199 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

Calvary Mater Newcastle 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 67 stays at this hospital for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.1 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 67 2.1 days 1.9 days 139
2015–16 59 2.2 days 1.9 days 129
2014–15 56 2.5 days 2.0 days 139
2013–14 52 2.5 days 2.0 days 132
2012–13 44 NP 2.1 days 119
2011–12 52 2.8 days 2.1 days 144

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

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 91 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 91 2.4 days 2.0 days 219
2015–16 75 2.2 days 2.0 days 167
2014–15 70 2.0 days 1.9 days 139
2013–14 100 2.0 days 1.9 days 200
2012–13 76 2.2 days 2.0 days 164
2011–12 77 2.5 days 2.0 days 189

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 <5 NP 2.5 days <5
2015–16 9 NP 2.6 days 31
2014–15 8 NP 2.7 days 32
2013–14 5 NP 2.8 days 16
2012–13 5 NP 2.9 days 20
2011–12 7 NP 2.9 days 31

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