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50 to 99 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

Lithgow 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 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 23 NP 3.7 days 160
2015–16 27 NP 3.8 days 124
2014–15 35 NP 3.9 days 196
2013–14 17 NP 3.8 days 95
2012–13 18 NP 3.8 days 98
2011–12 29 NP 4.0 days 168

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

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 103 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 95% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.4 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 98 4.4 days 4.4 days 436
2015–16 73 5.0 days 4.5 days 362
2014–15 70 5.9 days 4.7 days 415
2013–14 72 5.6 days 4.9 days 402
2012–13 52 5.2 days 5.1 days 272
2011–12 57 6.8 days 5.3 days 390

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (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 20 NP 7.3 days 138
2015–16 12 NP 7.5 days 67
2014–15 21 NP 8.2 days 184
2013–14 6 NP 8.7 days 95
2012–13 7 NP 9.5 days 71
2011–12 <5 NP 9.3 days 60

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 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 41 NP 4.8 days 202
2015–16 31 NP 4.8 days 170
2014–15 40 NP 5.2 days 195
2013–14 32 NP 5.3 days 156
2012–13 17 NP 5.5 days 120
2011–12 21 NP 5.8 days 113

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.
2016–17 6 NP 8.9 days 33
2015–16 8 NP 8.9 days 68
2014–15 5 NP 9.3 days 35
2013–14 6 NP 9.7 days 120
2012–13 <5 NP 10.5 days 70
2011–12 <5 NP 12.1 days 36

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 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 19 NP 3.0 days 79
2015–16 21 NP 3.1 days 77
2014–15 22 NP 3.2 days 85
2013–14 33 NP 3.3 days 153
2012–13 26 NP 3.3 days 82
2011–12 26 NP 3.6 days 151

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 9 NP 5.9 days 58
2015–16 19 NP 6.1 days 107
2014–15 13 NP 6.5 days 70
2013–14 7 NP 6.9 days 46
2012–13 6 NP 7.2 days 40
2011–12 <5 NP 7.4 days 33

Kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications)

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