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200 to 500 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
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 medical conditions

Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin and underlying tissue, which is usually treated with antibiotics. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for cellulitis without complications.

Cellulitis: average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 315 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 87% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.7 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.3 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 273 2.7 days 2.3 days 739
2015–16 269 2.9 days 2.4 days 782
2014–15 283 2.9 days 2.6 days 827
2013–14 266 3.0 days 2.7 days 793
2012–13 289 3.1 days 2.6 days 908
2011–12 263 3.0 days 2.6 days 780

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease characterised by narrowing of the airways and reduced lung volume. This condition is commonly caused by smoking or other lung irritants, and includes diagnoses such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for COPD without and with complications.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications): 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 12 NP 10.3 days 130
2015–16 10 NP 10.2 days 84
2014–15 6 NP 9.7 days 48
2013–14 15 NP 9.5 days 149
2012–13 <5 NP 9.8 days 31
2011–12 <5 NP 9.9 days 51

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

Heart failure is a chronic heart condition that occurs when the heart is unable to provide sufficient pressure to maintain blood flow around the body. It includes cardiac shock, which occurs when blood flow to vital organs is inadequate for normal function. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for heart failure without and with complications.

Heart failure (without complications): 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 33
2015–16 6 NP Not peered 20
2014–15 <5 NP Not peered 7
2013–14 6 NP Not peered 45
2012–13 5 NP Not peered 32
2011–12 <5 NP Not peered 6

Heart failure (with complications): 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 Not peered 79
2014–15 <5 NP Not peered 11
2012–13 <5 NP Not peered <5
2011–12 <5 NP Not peered 17

Heart failure (without complications)

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

Kidney and urinary tract infections occur frequently but can occasionally be severe enough to require treatment in hospital. The data presented here relate to those patients who stayed one or more nights for kidney and urinary tract infections without and with complications.

Kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 259 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 93% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.9 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
2016–17 240 2.9 days 2.4 days 691
2015–16 261 2.8 days 2.5 days 726
2014–15 249 2.9 days 2.4 days 723
2013–14 261 2.6 days 2.5 days 670
2012–13 226 2.7 days 2.5 days 611
2011–12 255 2.6 days 2.5 days 654

Kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications): 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 16 NP 5.5 days 80
2015–16 29 NP 5.4 days 179
2014–15 10 NP 5.6 days 90
2013–14 18 NP 5.1 days 114
2012–13 9 NP 5.3 days 44
2011–12 9 NP 4.9 days 45

Kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications)

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