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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 318 stays at this hospital for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.2 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 318 2.2 days 2.1 days 691
2015–16 320 2.3 days 2.1 days 731
2014–15 320 2.2 days 2.1 days 710
2013–14 323 2.3 days 2.2 days 727
2012–13 323 2.5 days 2.3 days 794
2011–12 314 2.7 days 2.3 days 838

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 247 stays at this hospital for gallbladder removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.5 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 246 2.5 days 2.4 days 612
2015–16 251 2.5 days 2.3 days 634
2014–15 181 2.4 days 2.3 days 440
2013–14 205 2.3 days 2.3 days 466
2012–13 208 2.5 days 2.2 days 512
2011–12 174 2.4 days 2.2 days 416

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 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 34 NP 2.2 days 61
2015–16 50 1.8 days 2.2 days 90
2014–15 25 NP 2.1 days 57
2013–14 39 NP 2.2 days 70
2012–13 40 NP 2.2 days 77
2011–12 31 NP 2.3 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, there were a total of 71 stays at this hospital for hysterectomy, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.4 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 71 2.4 days 2.6 days 169
2015–16 76 2.8 days 2.7 days 212
2014–15 58 3.0 days 2.7 days 175
2013–14 64 3.2 days 2.9 days 206
2012–13 65 3.2 days 3.0 days 205
2011–12 52 3.4 days 3.1 days 178

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 165 stays at this hospital for knee replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 6.2 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.7 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.
2016–17 165 6.2 days 4.7 days 1,017
2014–15 15 NP 5.4 days 68
2013–14 53 4.6 days 5.5 days 246
2012–13 45 NP 5.7 days 226
2011–12 50 5.4 days 5.9 days 270

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 214 stays at this hospital for hip replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 7.2 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
‡ Data includes >20% stays contracted to private providers.
2016–17 214 7.2 days 5.4 days 1,532
2015–16 75 8.7 days 5.7 days 652
2014–15 99 8.4 days 6.2 days 835
2013–14 115 7.5 days 6.4 days 857
2012–13 128 7.1 days 6.5 days 914
2011–12 137 7.4 days 7.0 days 1,008

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 2016–17, there were a total of 63 stays at this hospital for prostate removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.7 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.4 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 63 2.7 days 2.4 days 171
2015–16 41 NP 2.4 days 111
2014–15 27 NP 2.4 days 79
2013–14 12 NP 2.4 days 45
2012–13 32 NP 2.6 days 88
2011–12 24 NP 2.6 days 69

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