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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 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 309 stays at this hospital for appendix removal, of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 1.9 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
2016–17 305 1.9 days 1.9 days 585
2015–16 273 2.0 days 1.9 days 553
2014–15 234 2.1 days 2.0 days 485
2013–14 295 2.0 days 2.0 days 604
2012–13 254 2.0 days 2.1 days 515
2011–12 233 1.9 days 2.1 days 446

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 358 stays at this hospital for gallbladder removal, of which 84% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.5 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.0 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 302 2.5 days 2.0 days 759
2015–16 291 2.3 days 2.0 days 667
2014–15 286 2.1 days 1.9 days 608
2013–14 248 2.3 days 1.9 days 570
2012–13 231 1.8 days 2.0 days 410
2011–12 309 1.8 days 2.0 days 568

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 2016–17, there were a total of 58 stays at this hospital for gynaecological reconstructive procedures, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 1.4 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.8 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 58 1.4 days 1.8 days 81
2015–16 42 NP 1.9 days 70
2014–15 28 NP 1.9 days 48
2013–14 34 NP 1.9 days 68
2012–13 28 NP 2.0 days 52
2011–12 31 NP 2.1 days 56

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 2016–17, there were a total of 98 stays at this hospital for hysterectomy, 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 2.5 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 98 2.1 days 2.5 days 202
2015–16 77 2.2 days 2.6 days 172
2014–15 75 2.5 days 2.7 days 184
2013–14 76 3.2 days 2.8 days 241
2012–13 60 2.8 days 2.9 days 167
2011–12 76 2.9 days 2.9 days 220

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 147 stays at this hospital for knee replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.7 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
2016–17 147 3.7 days 4.1 days 543
2015–16 113 3.7 days 4.3 days 418
2014–15 59 4.5 days 4.6 days 263
2013–14 86 4.2 days 4.8 days 357
2012–13 71 4.9 days 4.8 days 351
2011–12 76 5.0 days 5.0 days 377

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 122 stays at this hospital for hip replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.1 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
2016–17 122 5.1 days 4.8 days 627
2015–16 92 4.4 days 4.8 days 403
2014–15 67 5.4 days 5.3 days 362
2013–14 60 5.1 days 5.4 days 308
2012–13 76 6.2 days 5.7 days 474
2011–12 98 5.5 days 6.1 days 536

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 47 NP 2.4 days 102
2015–16 20 NP 2.4 days 38
2014–15 26 NP 2.6 days 70
2013–14 34 NP 2.6 days 87
2012–13 40 NP 2.7 days 100
2011–12 34 NP 2.8 days 128

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