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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 72 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 93% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.7 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 67 2.7 days 3.1 days 179
2015–16 70 2.9 days 3.0 days 202
2014–15 65 3.8 days 3.3 days 249
2013–14 51 3.4 days 3.4 days 172
2012–13 26 NP 3.6 days 68
2011–12 52 3.7 days 3.9 days 190

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 71 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.7 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 71 3.7 days 3.9 days 260
2015–16 51 4.1 days 3.9 days 209
2014–15 27 NP 4.1 days 111
2013–14 38 NP 4.3 days 194
2012–13 39 NP 4.5 days 221
2011–12 55 5.4 days 4.9 days 299

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

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without 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 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 4.2 days 295
2015–16 30 NP 4.1 days 148
2014–15 21 NP 4.2 days 116
2013–14 26 NP 4.6 days 113
2012–13 35 NP 4.7 days 206
2011–12 61 6.1 days 5.1 days 373

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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 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 37 NP 2.5 days 116
2015–16 46 NP 2.6 days 161
2014–15 18 NP 2.8 days 43
2013–14 33 NP 2.9 days 113
2012–13 27 NP 2.9 days 99
2011–12 52 3.2 days 3.1 days 165

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.

Kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications)

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