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

Maroondah Hospital [East Ringwood]

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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 161 stays at this hospital for appendix removal, 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 1.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 161 2.0 days 1.9 days 323
2015–16 186 2.0 days 1.9 days 364
2014–15 163 2.0 days 2.0 days 325
2013–14 182 2.2 days 2.0 days 396
2012–13 194 2.3 days 2.1 days 447
2011–12 188 2.4 days 2.1 days 452

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 153 stays at this hospital for gallbladder removal, of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.7 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
2016–17 151 2.7 days 2.0 days 403
2015–16 116 2.5 days 2.0 days 287
2014–15 161 2.0 days 1.9 days 325
2013–14 197 1.9 days 1.9 days 377
2012–13 227 2.2 days 2.0 days 496
2011–12 225 2.3 days 2.0 days 512

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 2012–13 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.
2012–13 <5 NP 2.0 days <5

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 51 stays at this hospital for knee replacement, 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 4.1 days.

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 51 3.6 days 4.1 days 186
2015–16 58 4.3 days 4.3 days 250
2014–15 42 NP 4.6 days 164
2013–14 52 4.3 days 4.8 days 223
2012–13 57 3.9 days 4.8 days 222
2011–12 55 4.5 days 5.0 days 250

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

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 109 stays at this hospital for hip replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.2 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
2016–17 109 5.2 days 4.8 days 563
2015–16 60 4.9 days 4.8 days 295
2014–15 103 5.8 days 5.3 days 596
2013–14 129 4.9 days 5.4 days 626
2012–13 111 5.1 days 5.7 days 568
2011–12 95 5.7 days 6.1 days 539

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 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.2 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 57 2.2 days 2.4 days 125
2015–16 38 NP 2.4 days 98
2014–15 42 NP 2.6 days 109
2013–14 47 NP 2.6 days 124
2012–13 46 NP 2.7 days 132
2011–12 49 NP 2.8 days 108

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