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

Auburn 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 344 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 74% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.4 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
2016–17 253 2.4 days 3.1 days 614
2015–16 292 2.5 days 3.0 days 740
2014–15 225 2.7 days 3.3 days 608
2013–14 221 3.2 days 3.4 days 712
2012–13 172 3.2 days 3.6 days 554
2011–12 157 3.8 days 3.9 days 600

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 158 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 78% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.8 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
2016–17 124 4.8 days 3.9 days 599
2015–16 116 4.8 days 3.9 days 556
2014–15 120 5.5 days 4.1 days 654
2013–14 102 4.3 days 4.3 days 435
2012–13 103 5.0 days 4.5 days 519
2011–12 158 5.1 days 4.9 days 800

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 53 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications), of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 9.1 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 6.5 days.

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 53 9.1 days 6.5 days 483
2015–16 29 NP 6.4 days 226
2014–15 40 NP 7.0 days 481
2013–14 43 NP 7.2 days 390
2012–13 29 NP 7.6 days 266
2011–12 25 NP 8.5 days 192

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 105 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 80% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.0 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 84 5.0 days 4.2 days 424
2015–16 78 4.9 days 4.1 days 385
2014–15 94 5.0 days 4.2 days 468
2013–14 108 5.0 days 4.6 days 535
2012–13 126 4.7 days 4.7 days 598
2011–12 155 4.7 days 5.1 days 735

Heart failure (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 40 NP 8.1 days 411
2015–16 42 NP 7.7 days 408
2014–15 57 10.6 days 8.4 days 603
2013–14 42 NP 9.0 days 438
2012–13 40 NP 9.3 days 330
2011–12 27 NP 9.9 days 281

Heart failure (with 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 209 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 65% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.5 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
2016–17 135 2.5 days 2.5 days 334
2015–16 137 3.1 days 2.6 days 428
2014–15 117 3.1 days 2.8 days 361
2013–14 114 2.8 days 2.9 days 315
2012–13 164 3.1 days 2.9 days 505
2011–12 163 3.0 days 3.1 days 489

Kidney and urinary tract infections (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 42 NP 5.8 days 286
2015–16 59 8.2 days 5.7 days 485
2014–15 58 10.1 days 6.2 days 584
2013–14 39 NP 6.5 days 280
2012–13 37 NP 6.9 days 247
2011–12 37 NP 8.1 days 273

Kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications)

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