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

Coffs Harbour 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 98 stays at this hospital for appendix removal, of which 98% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.2 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 96 2.2 days 1.9 days 210
2015–16 81 2.3 days 1.9 days 188
2014–15 83 2.1 days 2.0 days 178
2013–14 55 2.3 days 2.0 days 127
2012–13 67 1.9 days 2.1 days 124
2011–12 78 2.4 days 2.1 days 187

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 108 stays at this hospital for gallbladder removal, of which 95% 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
2016–17 103 2.4 days 2.0 days 251
2015–16 131 2.7 days 2.0 days 348
2014–15 92 2.6 days 1.9 days 240
2013–14 135 2.6 days 1.9 days 356
2012–13 110 2.0 days 2.0 days 215
2011–12 141 2.4 days 2.0 days 341

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 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 41 NP 1.8 days 97
2015–16 41 NP 1.9 days 93
2014–15 43 NP 1.9 days 118
2013–14 32 NP 1.9 days 80
2012–13 36 NP 2.0 days 86
2011–12 54 2.4 days 2.1 days 129

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 67 stays at this hospital for hysterectomy, 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 2.5 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 67 3.3 days 2.5 days 223
2015–16 71 3.5 days 2.6 days 250
2014–15 68 3.0 days 2.7 days 206
2013–14 60 3.2 days 2.8 days 194
2012–13 97 2.9 days 2.9 days 286
2011–12 101 3.2 days 2.9 days 320

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 132 stays at this hospital for knee replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.5 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
2016–17 132 3.5 days 4.1 days 466
2015–16 145 3.9 days 4.3 days 568
2014–15 123 3.9 days 4.6 days 474
2013–14 131 3.9 days 4.8 days 514
2012–13 98 4.4 days 4.8 days 436
2011–12 137 5.0 days 5.0 days 684

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 93 stays at this hospital for hip 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 4.8 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 93 4.2 days 4.8 days 388
2015–16 118 4.5 days 4.8 days 535
2014–15 109 3.9 days 5.3 days 421
2013–14 102 3.8 days 5.4 days 392
2012–13 78 5.3 days 5.7 days 410
2011–12 102 5.7 days 6.1 days 578

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 95 stays at this hospital for prostate 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 95 2.3 days 2.4 days 215
2015–16 113 2.1 days 2.4 days 242
2014–15 78 2.4 days 2.6 days 189
2013–14 78 2.6 days 2.6 days 201
2012–13 79 2.2 days 2.7 days 175
2011–12 116 2.5 days 2.8 days 289