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

Tamworth 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 230 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 94% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.0 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
2016–17 217 4.0 days 3.0 days 860
2015–16 184 3.8 days 3.0 days 708
2014–15 208 4.3 days 3.2 days 887
2013–14 203 4.3 days 3.3 days 871
2012–13 126 3.5 days 3.5 days 435
2011–12 154 3.4 days 3.7 days 529

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 224 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 90% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.5 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
2016–17 202 4.5 days 3.7 days 899
2015–16 176 4.4 days 3.8 days 768
2014–15 200 4.1 days 3.9 days 814
2013–14 140 4.8 days 4.2 days 677
2012–13 156 5.4 days 4.4 days 844
2011–12 165 4.9 days 4.8 days 815

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 18 NP 6.6 days 174
2015–16 26 NP 6.5 days 208
2014–15 26 NP 6.9 days 248
2013–14 22 NP 7.0 days 135
2012–13 28 NP 7.7 days 220
2011–12 27 NP 8.3 days 296

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 116 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 93% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.1 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
2016–17 108 5.1 days 4.0 days 549
2015–16 104 4.8 days 4.1 days 504
2014–15 107 5.3 days 4.2 days 572
2013–14 94 4.5 days 4.4 days 425
2012–13 73 5.3 days 4.5 days 385
2011–12 75 5.9 days 4.9 days 445

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 31 NP 8.0 days 265
2015–16 36 NP 8.1 days 400
2014–15 30 NP 8.4 days 380
2013–14 26 NP 8.4 days 241
2012–13 27 NP 8.9 days 267
2011–12 23 NP 9.7 days 277

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 167 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 75% 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
2016–17 125 2.8 days 2.5 days 353
2015–16 117 2.8 days 2.5 days 333
2014–15 104 4.0 days 2.8 days 418
2013–14 109 2.6 days 2.8 days 282
2012–13 86 3.5 days 3.0 days 300
2011–12 113 3.4 days 3.1 days 385

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 35 NP 5.6 days 226
2015–16 51 6.1 days 5.8 days 311
2014–15 37 NP 6.4 days 268
2013–14 29 NP 6.5 days 216
2012–13 19 NP 7.1 days 108
2011–12 24 NP 7.5 days 167

Kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications)

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