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

Lyell McEwin 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 1,591 stays at this hospital for vaginal delivery, of which 93% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 1.7 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.3 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 1,478 1.7 days 2.3 days 2,470
2015–16 1,455 1.7 days 2.3 days 2,493
2014–15 1,317 1.8 days 2.3 days 2,342
2013–14 1,277 1.9 days 2.3 days 2,392
2012–13 1,253 2.0 days 2.4 days 2,493
2011–12 1,291 2.0 days 2.5 days 2,620

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 793 stays at this hospital for caesarean delivery, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.4 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.3 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 791 2.4 days 3.3 days 1,908
2015–16 755 2.5 days 3.3 days 1,851
2014–15 774 3.0 days 3.4 days 2,314
2013–14 810 3.4 days 3.4 days 2,783
2012–13 787 3.5 days 3.5 days 2,783
2011–12 721 3.7 days 3.6 days 2,677