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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.

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200 to 500 beds
This is a public hospital

The Children's Hospital at Westmead

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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 221 stays at this hospital for appendix 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 1.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 220 2.5 days 1.9 days 550
2015–16 200 2.5 days 1.9 days 493
2014–15 196 2.8 days 2.1 days 552
2013–14 195 2.7 days 2.3 days 518
2012–13 209 2.9 days 2.5 days 614
2011–12 222 3.2 days 2.5 days 700

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 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 11 NP Not peered 14
2015–16 10 NP Not peered 19
2014–15 9 NP Not peered 42
2013–14 12 NP 1.9 days 24
2012–13 10 NP 2.1 days 35
2011–12 8 NP Not peered 17

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

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 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2016–17 0 - Not peered 0

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

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 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 <5 NP Not peered 22
2014–15 <5 NP Not peered 13

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