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The MyHospitals website is moving on 31 March 2020

Don’t worry – from December 11 2019 you will be able to 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 new MyHospitals website has been created, 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.

50 to 99 beds
This is a public hospital

Lithgow Hospital

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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 92 stays at this hospital for vaginal delivery, of which 99% 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 91 2.8 days 2.6 days 257
2015–16 101 3.2 days 2.6 days 321
2014–15 96 3.3 days 2.6 days 318
2013–14 84 3.2 days 2.6 days 271
2012–13 92 3.0 days 2.8 days 276
2011–12 55 3.1 days 2.9 days 170

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 51 stays at this hospital for caesarean delivery, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.5 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 51 3.5 days 3.7 days 178
2015–16 45 NP 3.7 days 168
2014–15 54 3.6 days 3.7 days 192
2013–14 51 3.7 days 3.7 days 190
2012–13 41 NP 3.8 days 145
2011–12 56 3.8 days 4.0 days 215

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