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200 to 500 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

Blacktown 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 612 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 85% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.5 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.0 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 519 2.5 days 3.0 days 1,277
2015–16 350 2.1 days 3.0 days 747
2014–15 371 2.5 days 3.2 days 943
2013–14 403 2.7 days 3.3 days 1,095
2012–13 382 2.6 days 3.5 days 993
2011–12 347 2.6 days 3.7 days 905

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 368 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 87% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.2 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.7 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 320 4.2 days 3.7 days 1,339
2015–16 238 3.8 days 3.8 days 899
2014–15 263 3.9 days 3.9 days 1,019
2013–14 313 4.5 days 4.2 days 1,397
2012–13 331 4.7 days 4.4 days 1,547
2011–12 371 5.0 days 4.8 days 1,865

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 398 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 7.4 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 6.6 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 398 7.4 days 6.6 days 2,947
2015–16 428 7.0 days 6.5 days 2,994
2014–15 419 6.8 days 6.9 days 2,863
2013–14 356 7.0 days 7.0 days 2,494
2012–13 352 7.3 days 7.7 days 2,578
2011–12 247 8.1 days 8.3 days 1,997

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 220 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 96% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.0 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.0 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 211 5.0 days 4.0 days 1,050
2015–16 145 4.9 days 4.1 days 708
2014–15 169 4.5 days 4.2 days 759
2013–14 155 5.3 days 4.4 days 829
2012–13 169 5.1 days 4.5 days 868
2011–12 141 6.2 days 4.9 days 879

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 223 stays at this hospital for heart failure (with complications), of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 9.6 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.0 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 221 9.6 days 8.0 days 2,121
2015–16 163 9.6 days 8.1 days 1,557
2014–15 171 10.2 days 8.4 days 1,743
2013–14 134 11.5 days 8.4 days 1,546
2012–13 104 10.4 days 8.9 days 1,085
2011–12 81 12.5 days 9.7 days 1,016

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 305 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 77% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.8 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
2016–17 235 2.8 days 2.5 days 647
2015–16 170 2.7 days 2.5 days 455
2014–15 181 3.2 days 2.8 days 576
2013–14 176 3.0 days 2.8 days 535
2012–13 172 3.8 days 3.0 days 647
2011–12 201 3.8 days 3.1 days 761

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 188 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications), of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 6.8 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.6 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 186 6.8 days 5.6 days 1,263
2015–16 201 7.1 days 5.8 days 1,426
2014–15 199 7.9 days 6.4 days 1,564
2013–14 193 9.2 days 6.5 days 1,781
2012–13 177 8.9 days 7.1 days 1,576
2011–12 146 9.5 days 7.5 days 1,387