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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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100 to 199 beds
This is a public hospital

Whyalla Hospital and Health Services

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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 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 9 NP 1.9 days 13
2015–16 19 NP 1.8 days 31
2014–15 27 NP 1.9 days 46
2013–14 26 NP 1.9 days 49
2012–13 18 NP 2.0 days 29
2011–12 14 NP 2.1 days 27

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

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 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 16 NP 1.6 days 27
2015–16 30 NP 1.6 days 45
2014–15 48 NP 1.6 days 78
2013–14 52 1.2 days 1.6 days 60
2012–13 48 NP 1.6 days 71
2011–12 59 1.4 days 1.6 days 84

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 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 1.9 days <5
2015–16 <5 NP 1.9 days 10
2014–15 6 NP 2.0 days 21
2013–14 12 NP 2.0 days 31
2012–13 24 NP 2.0 days 53
2011–12 26 NP 2.2 days 58

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 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 10 NP 2.5 days 28
2015–16 16 NP 2.6 days 60
2014–15 21 NP 2.7 days 74
2013–14 29 NP 2.7 days 90
2012–13 24 NP 2.8 days 74
2011–12 30 NP 3.0 days 96

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 87 stays at this hospital for knee replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.1 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 87 5.1 days 4.4 days 443
2015–16 76 5.0 days 4.4 days 381
2014–15 66 5.4 days 4.8 days 359
2013–14 64 3.8 days 5.0 days 245
2012–13 67 3.2 days 5.2 days 216
2011–12 73 3.9 days 5.5 days 288

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 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 40 NP 4.5 days 199
2015–16 57 5.3 days 4.7 days 303
2014–15 54 5.8 days 5.0 days 311
2013–14 54 3.9 days 5.3 days 209
2012–13 25 NP 5.6 days 83
2011–12 60 3.9 days 6.1 days 234

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

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.
2015–16 <5 NP 2.0 days <5
2014–15 <5 NP 2.2 days <5
2013–14 <5 NP 2.3 days 5
2012–13 6 NP 2.4 days 14
2011–12 6 NP 2.5 days 11

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