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More than 500 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

John Hunter 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 1,760 stays at this hospital for vaginal delivery, of which 85% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.3 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 1,490 2.3 days 2.3 days 3,425
2015–16 1,540 2.2 days 2.3 days 3,396
2014–15 1,532 2.3 days 2.3 days 3,563
2013–14 1,529 2.5 days 2.4 days 3,754
2012–13 1,630 2.5 days 2.4 days 4,037
2011–12 1,646 2.5 days 2.5 days 4,113

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 795 stays at this hospital for caesarean delivery, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.6 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 795 3.6 days 3.4 days 2,859
2015–16 707 3.6 days 3.4 days 2,518
2014–15 770 3.7 days 3.5 days 2,843
2013–14 706 3.9 days 3.6 days 2,777
2012–13 814 4.1 days 3.7 days 3,332
2011–12 794 4.2 days 3.8 days 3,312