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More than 500 beds
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This is a public hospital

Nepean 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 895 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 93% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.1 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 832 4.1 days 2.9 days 3,380
2015–16 689 4.1 days 3.0 days 2,807
2014–15 659 3.8 days 3.1 days 2,484
2013–14 486 2.3 days 3.2 days 1,138
2012–13 450 2.3 days 3.4 days 1,021
2011–12 422 2.4 days 3.5 days 995

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 470 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 97% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.2 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 455 4.2 days 3.9 days 1,899
2015–16 338 4.3 days 4.0 days 1,441
2014–15 366 4.4 days 4.2 days 1,617
2013–14 382 4.1 days 4.4 days 1,570
2012–13 335 4.0 days 4.5 days 1,342
2011–12 319 4.5 days 4.8 days 1,445

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 131 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 8.2 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
2016–17 131 8.2 days 6.6 days 1,078
2015–16 99 8.2 days 6.8 days 815
2014–15 102 7.8 days 7.2 days 796
2013–14 93 8.4 days 7.6 days 782
2012–13 87 8.7 days 7.8 days 759
2011–12 75 8.8 days 8.4 days 661

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 289 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 4.5 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 277 4.5 days 4.1 days 1,238
2015–16 237 5.3 days 4.0 days 1,261
2014–15 240 4.5 days 4.1 days 1,086
2013–14 238 5.0 days 4.4 days 1,200
2012–13 234 5.1 days 4.6 days 1,192
2011–12 180 4.8 days 4.8 days 867

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 129 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 8.9 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
2016–17 129 8.9 days 8.1 days 1,152
2015–16 105 9.4 days 8.2 days 987
2014–15 101 10.8 days 8.5 days 1,095
2013–14 105 8.2 days 8.9 days 860
2012–13 93 10.1 days 9.1 days 943
2011–12 66 9.6 days 9.6 days 636

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 420 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 82% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.7 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 343 2.7 days 2.4 days 926
2015–16 286 2.6 days 2.5 days 740
2014–15 380 2.7 days 2.6 days 1,038
2013–14 385 2.7 days 2.7 days 1,023
2012–13 335 2.5 days 2.8 days 833
2011–12 353 3.0 days 3.0 days 1,076

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 127 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 7.9 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 126 7.9 days 5.9 days 992
2015–16 169 8.2 days 5.9 days 1,389
2014–15 162 7.3 days 6.4 days 1,175
2013–14 144 7.0 days 6.6 days 1,010
2012–13 112 7.6 days 7.1 days 847
2011–12 126 7.6 days 7.3 days 958