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More than 500 beds
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Sir Charles Gairdner 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 208 stays at this hospital for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 1.9 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
2016–17 208 1.9 days 2.1 days 393
2015–16 177 1.8 days 2.1 days 321
2014–15 241 1.9 days 2.1 days 454
2013–14 214 2.0 days 2.2 days 434
2012–13 174 2.0 days 2.3 days 354
2011–12 184 2.5 days 2.3 days 456

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 100 stays at this hospital for gallbladder removal, of which 95% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.6 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 95 2.6 days 2.4 days 245
2015–16 100 2.0 days 2.3 days 201
2014–15 125 2.2 days 2.3 days 275
2013–14 130 2.0 days 2.3 days 254
2012–13 137 2.2 days 2.2 days 300
2011–12 139 2.5 days 2.2 days 348

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 2013–14 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.
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2013–14 <5 NP 2.2 days 6
2012–13 0 - 2.2 days 0
2011–12 <5 NP 2.3 days <5

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

- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

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 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.
2015–16 <5 NP 2.7 days 5
2013–14 <5 NP 2.9 days 5
2012–13 <5 NP 3.0 days <5

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 84 stays at this hospital for knee replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.1 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
2016–17 84 4.1 days 4.7 days 347
2015–16 101 4.0 days 5.0 days 409
2014–15 101 7.1 days 5.4 days 719
2013–14 124 7.8 days 5.5 days 970
2012–13 119 8.5 days 5.7 days 1,013
2011–12 102 8.4 days 5.9 days 860

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 172 stays at this hospital for hip replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.2 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
2016–17 172 4.2 days 5.4 days 719
2015–16 193 4.2 days 5.7 days 812
2014–15 181 6.7 days 6.2 days 1,205
2013–14 230 6.8 days 6.4 days 1,575
2012–13 239 7.1 days 6.5 days 1,706
2011–12 197 8.2 days 7.0 days 1,609

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 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 29 NP 2.4 days 62
2015–16 15 NP 2.4 days 29
2014–15 12 NP 2.4 days 23
2013–14 36 NP 2.4 days 89
2012–13 33 NP 2.6 days 79
2011–12 27 NP 2.6 days 57

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