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

North West Regional 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 105 stays at this hospital for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 1.6 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
2016–17 105 1.6 days 1.9 days 173
2015–16 124 1.7 days 1.9 days 210
2014–15 155 1.8 days 2.0 days 282
2013–14 74 1.6 days 2.0 days 118
2012–13 105 1.8 days 2.1 days 185
2011–12 64 1.7 days 2.1 days 107

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 148 stays at this hospital for gallbladder removal, of which 94% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.2 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.0 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 139 2.2 days 2.0 days 308
2015–16 151 2.0 days 2.0 days 305
2014–15 134 2.0 days 1.9 days 269
2013–14 127 1.9 days 1.9 days 235
2012–13 108 1.7 days 2.0 days 184
2011–12 101 1.6 days 2.0 days 159

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 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 30 NP 1.8 days 48
2015–16 26 NP 1.9 days 39
2014–15 46 NP 1.9 days 68
2013–14 39 NP 1.9 days 63
2012–13 29 NP 2.0 days 45
2011–12 41 NP 2.1 days 69

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 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 40 NP 2.5 days 122
2015–16 24 NP 2.6 days 64
2014–15 36 NP 2.7 days 97
2013–14 38 NP 2.8 days 91
2012–13 51 2.9 days 2.9 days 146
2011–12 41 NP 2.9 days 122

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

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 111 stays at this hospital for knee replacement, of which 98% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.8 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 109 4.8 days 4.1 days 523
2015–16 122 4.7 days 4.3 days 570
2014–15 75 4.7 days 4.6 days 355
2013–14 37 NP 4.8 days 209
2012–13 58 4.9 days 4.8 days 282
2011–12 45 NP 5.0 days 231

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

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 108 stays at this hospital for hip replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.6 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
2016–17 108 5.6 days 4.8 days 605
2015–16 110 5.3 days 4.8 days 585
2014–15 83 5.9 days 5.3 days 486
2013–14 66 5.7 days 5.4 days 379
2012–13 89 6.0 days 5.7 days 536
2011–12 72 8.2 days 6.1 days 590