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100 to 199 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

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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 396 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 92% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.8 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 364 2.8 days 3.1 days 1,033
2015–16 326 3.0 days 3.0 days 974
2014–15 324 3.3 days 3.3 days 1,057
2013–14 216 3.7 days 3.4 days 801
2012–13 195 3.1 days 3.6 days 596
2011–12 160 3.0 days 3.9 days 475

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 2016–17, there were a total of 252 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 93% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.9 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 234 3.9 days 3.9 days 901
2015–16 224 3.6 days 3.9 days 801
2014–15 182 4.3 days 4.1 days 785
2013–14 176 4.8 days 4.3 days 843
2012–13 170 5.0 days 4.5 days 858
2011–12 165 4.8 days 4.9 days 784

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications): 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 47 NP 6.5 days 427
2015–16 36 NP 6.4 days 270
2014–15 64 9.3 days 7.0 days 597
2013–14 69 8.5 days 7.2 days 585
2012–13 70 8.4 days 7.6 days 589
2011–12 64 9.4 days 8.5 days 602

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications)

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 2016–17, there were a total of 233 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 94% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.5 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.2 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 220 4.5 days 4.2 days 995
2015–16 147 3.9 days 4.1 days 566
2014–15 144 4.2 days 4.2 days 603
2013–14 106 5.1 days 4.6 days 539
2012–13 131 4.5 days 4.7 days 590
2011–12 95 4.2 days 5.1 days 402

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 80 stays at this hospital for heart failure (with complications), of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 8.6 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 80 8.6 days 8.1 days 684
2015–16 59 8.7 days 7.7 days 516
2014–15 85 8.2 days 8.4 days 695
2013–14 65 10.1 days 9.0 days 654
2012–13 69 10.4 days 9.3 days 716
2011–12 66 10.1 days 9.9 days 665

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 235 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 83% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.6 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.5 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 196 2.6 days 2.5 days 502
2015–16 174 2.8 days 2.6 days 487
2014–15 173 3.2 days 2.8 days 551
2013–14 165 3.6 days 2.9 days 587
2012–13 157 3.6 days 2.9 days 572
2011–12 156 3.7 days 3.1 days 579

Kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 89 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications), of which 98% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 6.3 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.8 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 87 6.3 days 5.8 days 550
2015–16 109 4.9 days 5.7 days 531
2014–15 135 7.6 days 6.2 days 1,020
2013–14 101 7.7 days 6.5 days 781
2012–13 110 8.9 days 6.9 days 979
2011–12 94 9.7 days 8.1 days 912