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50 to 99 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

Busselton Health Campus

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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 138 stays at this hospital for vaginal delivery, 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 2.6 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 137 2.7 days 2.6 days 371
2015–16 169 2.4 days 2.6 days 414
2014–15 140 2.5 days 2.6 days 356
2013–14 140 2.7 days 2.6 days 375
2012–13 131 2.9 days 2.8 days 381
2011–12 137 3.0 days 2.9 days 409

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 67 stays at this hospital for caesarean delivery, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.1 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 67 4.1 days 3.7 days 275
2015–16 79 4.0 days 3.7 days 316
2014–15 60 4.1 days 3.7 days 243
2013–14 57 4.2 days 3.7 days 240
2012–13 60 4.0 days 3.8 days 241
2011–12 53 4.4 days 4.0 days 235