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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 1,636 stays at this hospital for vaginal delivery, of which 92% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.1 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.3 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 1,503 2.1 days 2.3 days 3,143
2015–16 1,499 2.1 days 2.3 days 3,123
2014–15 1,352 2.1 days 2.3 days 2,773
2013–14 1,315 2.0 days 2.4 days 2,674
2012–13 1,322 2.1 days 2.4 days 2,725
2011–12 1,185 2.3 days 2.5 days 2,725

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 616 stays at this hospital for caesarean delivery, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.3 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 616 3.3 days 3.4 days 2,063
2015–16 558 3.5 days 3.4 days 1,951
2014–15 597 3.6 days 3.5 days 2,160
2013–14 573 3.7 days 3.6 days 2,101
2012–13 519 3.9 days 3.7 days 2,000
2011–12 525 4.0 days 3.8 days 2,076