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John Hunter 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 188 stays at this hospital for appendix 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 2.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 188 2.4 days 2.1 days 460
2015–16 197 2.4 days 2.1 days 468
2014–15 222 2.4 days 2.1 days 534
2013–14 212 2.5 days 2.2 days 522
2012–13 219 2.5 days 2.3 days 556
2011–12 266 2.8 days 2.3 days 738

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 236 stays at this hospital for gallbladder removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.3 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 236 2.3 days 2.4 days 532
2015–16 220 2.3 days 2.3 days 513
2014–15 189 2.3 days 2.3 days 427
2013–14 226 2.4 days 2.3 days 539
2012–13 204 2.6 days 2.2 days 529
2011–12 199 2.7 days 2.2 days 539

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 2016–17, there were a total of 72 stays at this hospital for gynaecological reconstructive procedures, of which 86% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 1.5 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.2 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 62 1.5 days 2.2 days 91
2015–16 94 1.6 days 2.2 days 149
2014–15 95 1.3 days 2.1 days 127
2013–14 86 1.6 days 2.2 days 140
2012–13 106 1.9 days 2.2 days 205
2011–12 102 1.9 days 2.3 days 194

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 146 stays at this hospital for hysterectomy, 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 2.6 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 146 2.5 days 2.6 days 361
2015–16 159 2.3 days 2.7 days 368
2014–15 113 2.4 days 2.7 days 268
2013–14 123 2.7 days 2.9 days 329
2012–13 154 3.0 days 3.0 days 455
2011–12 140 2.8 days 3.1 days 398

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 270 stays at this hospital for knee replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.6 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.7 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 270 4.6 days 4.7 days 1,237
2015–16 215 4.9 days 5.0 days 1,045
2014–15 335 5.2 days 5.4 days 1,758
2013–14 268 5.9 days 5.5 days 1,591
2012–13 287 6.1 days 5.7 days 1,749
2011–12 253 6.5 days 5.9 days 1,639

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 291 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 5.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 291 5.4 days 5.4 days 1,580
2015–16 291 5.5 days 5.7 days 1,615
2014–15 310 5.9 days 6.2 days 1,824
2013–14 276 7.2 days 6.4 days 1,996
2012–13 259 6.6 days 6.5 days 1,715
2011–12 298 7.6 days 7.0 days 2,251

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 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 30 NP 2.4 days 77
2015–16 37 NP 2.4 days 95
2014–15 47 NP 2.4 days 133
2013–14 52 2.4 days 2.4 days 125
2012–13 58 3.0 days 2.6 days 172
2011–12 67 3.0 days 2.6 days 203

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