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50 to 99 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

Hawkesbury 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 534 stays at this hospital for vaginal delivery, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.0 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
2016–17 534 3.0 days 2.4 days 1,626
2015–16 614 3.1 days 2.4 days 1,874
2014–15 314 3.3 days 2.4 days 1,033
2013–14 322 3.1 days 2.4 days 1,008
2012–13 323 3.2 days 2.4 days 1,022
2011–12 362 3.1 days 2.5 days 1,138

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 485 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 3.5 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 484 3.6 days 3.5 days 1,744
2015–16 424 3.9 days 3.6 days 1,643
2014–15 310 4.0 days 3.6 days 1,230
2013–14 229 4.1 days 3.6 days 950
2012–13 254 4.1 days 3.7 days 1,052
2011–12 239 4.7 days 3.9 days 1,126