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This is a public hospital

Mount Barker District Soldiers' Memorial 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 228 stays at this hospital for vaginal delivery, of which 97% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.2 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.6 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 222 2.2 days 2.6 days 487
2015–16 195 2.3 days 2.6 days 444
2014–15 208 2.5 days 2.6 days 525
2013–14 201 2.5 days 2.6 days 493
2012–13 168 2.6 days 2.8 days 441
2011–12 182 2.8 days 2.9 days 502

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 124 stays at this hospital for caesarean delivery, of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.4 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.7 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 123 3.4 days 3.7 days 421
2015–16 104 4.0 days 3.7 days 412
2014–15 89 4.0 days 3.7 days 359
2013–14 89 4.1 days 3.7 days 367
2012–13 85 4.1 days 3.8 days 352
2011–12 68 4.5 days 4.0 days 303