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100 to 199 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

Mercy Hospital for Women

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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 2,529 stays at this hospital for vaginal delivery, of which 98% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.5 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 2,475 2.5 days 2.4 days 6,309
2015–16 2,388 2.6 days 2.4 days 6,106
2014–15 2,437 2.5 days 2.4 days 6,147
2013–14 2,670 2.5 days 2.4 days 6,597
2012–13 2,694 2.6 days 2.4 days 6,937
2011–12 2,721 2.6 days 2.5 days 7,123

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 1,190 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 1,190 3.6 days 3.5 days 4,342
2015–16 1,114 3.7 days 3.6 days 4,140
2014–15 1,228 3.7 days 3.6 days 4,522
2013–14 1,185 3.7 days 3.6 days 4,416
2012–13 1,146 4.2 days 3.7 days 4,782
2011–12 1,143 4.4 days 3.9 days 5,022