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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 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 235 stays at this hospital for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.1 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
2016–17 235 2.1 days 1.9 days 495
2015–16 141 2.0 days 1.8 days 287
2014–15 183 1.9 days 1.9 days 339
2013–14 108 2.3 days 1.9 days 249
2012–13 107 2.1 days 2.0 days 221
2011–12 119 2.2 days 2.1 days 260

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 278 stays at this hospital for gallbladder 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 1.6 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 278 1.8 days 1.6 days 508
2015–16 284 1.6 days 1.6 days 457
2014–15 315 1.7 days 1.6 days 531
2013–14 162 1.5 days 1.6 days 237
2012–13 165 1.4 days 1.6 days 236
2011–12 204 1.5 days 1.6 days 316

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 all years 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 13 NP 1.9 days 38
2015–16 <5 NP 1.9 days 12
2014–15 9 NP 2.0 days 25
2013–14 14 NP 2.0 days 29
2012–13 5 NP 2.0 days 13
2011–12 16 NP 2.2 days 52

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 all years 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 38 NP 2.5 days 109
2015–16 45 NP 2.6 days 120
2014–15 30 NP 2.7 days 83
2013–14 21 NP 2.7 days 62
2012–13 25 NP 2.8 days 71
2011–12 25 NP 3.0 days 83

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

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 103 stays at this hospital for knee replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.8 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 103 5.8 days 4.4 days 598
2015–16 87 5.6 days 4.4 days 486
2014–15 238 5.7 days 4.8 days 1,351
2013–14 156 5.6 days 5.0 days 866
2012–13 131 6.4 days 5.2 days 844
2011–12 197 6.3 days 5.5 days 1,235

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 51 stays at this hospital for hip replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.0 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.5 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 51 5.0 days 4.5 days 257
2015–16 50 5.1 days 4.7 days 257
2014–15 170 5.9 days 5.0 days 999
2013–14 80 6.9 days 5.3 days 550
2012–13 92 7.2 days 5.6 days 666
2011–12 113 6.9 days 6.1 days 775

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 all years 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 11 NP 2.0 days 27
2015–16 20 NP 2.0 days 50
2014–15 26 NP 2.2 days 84
2013–14 26 NP 2.3 days 77
2012–13 16 NP 2.4 days 53
2011–12 24 NP 2.5 days 84

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