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

The Tweed 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 112 stays at this hospital for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 1.8 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
2016–17 112 1.8 days 1.9 days 202
2015–16 138 1.9 days 1.9 days 264
2014–15 143 2.1 days 2.0 days 294
2013–14 177 2.1 days 2.0 days 374
2012–13 127 2.1 days 2.1 days 272
2011–12 119 2.1 days 2.1 days 245

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 123 stays at this hospital for gallbladder removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.9 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
2016–17 123 2.9 days 2.0 days 353
2015–16 97 2.8 days 2.0 days 270
2014–15 107 2.3 days 1.9 days 241
2013–14 112 2.4 days 1.9 days 266
2012–13 95 2.7 days 2.0 days 258
2011–12 116 2.9 days 2.0 days 337

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 25 NP 1.8 days 37
2015–16 28 NP 1.9 days 41
2014–15 30 NP 1.9 days 43
2013–14 36 NP 1.9 days 55
2012–13 43 NP 2.0 days 81
2011–12 51 2.0 days 2.1 days 104

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 60 stays at this hospital for hysterectomy, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.0 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 60 2.0 days 2.5 days 118
2015–16 78 2.1 days 2.6 days 164
2014–15 66 2.2 days 2.7 days 143
2013–14 63 2.3 days 2.8 days 143
2012–13 75 2.7 days 2.9 days 201
2011–12 57 2.6 days 2.9 days 149

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 116 stays at this hospital for knee replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.9 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
2016–17 116 3.9 days 4.1 days 449
2015–16 111 5.0 days 4.3 days 555
2014–15 102 5.5 days 4.6 days 557
2013–14 97 5.5 days 4.8 days 537
2012–13 95 5.7 days 4.8 days 546
2011–12 80 6.2 days 5.0 days 496

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 124 stays at this hospital for hip replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.8 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
2016–17 124 4.8 days 4.8 days 596
2015–16 109 5.8 days 4.8 days 631
2014–15 121 5.8 days 5.3 days 699
2013–14 91 6.0 days 5.4 days 542
2012–13 81 6.3 days 5.7 days 507
2011–12 90 7.2 days 6.1 days 645

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 57 stays at this hospital for prostate removal, of which 98% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.6 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 56 2.6 days 2.4 days 147
2015–16 53 2.5 days 2.4 days 132
2014–15 64 2.7 days 2.6 days 170
2013–14 58 2.3 days 2.6 days 133
2012–13 57 2.7 days 2.7 days 155
2011–12 55 2.6 days 2.8 days 144