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The MyHospitals website is moving on 31 March 2020

Don’t worry – from December 11 2019 you can find the latest information about your local area on the MyHospitals webpages on the AIHW website, along with many more reports and data on a range of health and welfare topics.

In some cases, the way you find information has changed. If you need help finding anything, please contact the AIHW.

Once the website has moved, you will be able to access old archived versions of the previously published data through Trove, the National Library of Australia’s web archive. Please note the interactive content will not work in the archived version.

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Colac Area Health

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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 75 stays at this hospital for vaginal delivery, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.8 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 75 2.8 days 2.6 days 213
2015–16 75 2.7 days 2.6 days 200
2014–15 75 2.6 days 2.6 days 198
2013–14 85 2.9 days 2.6 days 250
2012–13 82 3.0 days 2.8 days 247
2011–12 104 3.1 days 2.9 days 321

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 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 32 NP 3.7 days 130
2015–16 43 NP 3.7 days 162
2014–15 48 NP 3.7 days 195
2013–14 40 NP 3.7 days 167
2012–13 46 NP 3.8 days 188
2011–12 54 4.0 days 4.0 days 217

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