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100 to 199 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

Calvary Mater Newcastle 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 271 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 84% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.0 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
2016–17 228 2.0 days 3.0 days 461
2015–16 173 1.9 days 3.0 days 324
2014–15 133 2.1 days 3.2 days 280
2013–14 144 1.9 days 3.3 days 277
2012–13 145 2.4 days 3.5 days 344
2011–12 125 2.3 days 3.7 days 288

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 305 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 3.6 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
2016–17 276 3.6 days 3.7 days 990
2015–16 223 3.1 days 3.8 days 690
2014–15 190 3.9 days 3.9 days 732
2013–14 179 4.1 days 4.2 days 740
2012–13 231 4.1 days 4.4 days 957
2011–12 234 4.1 days 4.8 days 969

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 84 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications), of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 6.7 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 83 6.7 days 6.6 days 556
2015–16 87 5.6 days 6.5 days 486
2014–15 102 6.1 days 6.9 days 620
2013–14 61 7.8 days 7.0 days 473
2012–13 50 7.4 days 7.7 days 369
2011–12 64 8.7 days 8.3 days 555

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 163 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 3.8 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
2016–17 152 3.8 days 4.0 days 571
2015–16 129 3.9 days 4.1 days 497
2014–15 118 3.5 days 4.2 days 417
2013–14 142 3.9 days 4.4 days 554
2012–13 130 4.9 days 4.5 days 640
2011–12 143 4.5 days 4.9 days 640

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 79 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 8.0 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 79 8.0 days 8.0 days 632
2015–16 86 7.7 days 8.1 days 662
2014–15 118 8.0 days 8.4 days 940
2013–14 89 7.8 days 8.4 days 691
2012–13 62 8.7 days 8.9 days 542
2011–12 70 8.0 days 9.7 days 557

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 164 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 2.1 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
2016–17 127 2.1 days 2.5 days 267
2015–16 115 1.7 days 2.5 days 194
2014–15 127 1.7 days 2.8 days 219
2013–14 138 2.1 days 2.8 days 284
2012–13 140 2.1 days 3.0 days 292
2011–12 118 2.7 days 3.1 days 321

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 76 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications), of which 97% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 6.1 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 74 6.1 days 5.6 days 450
2015–16 86 5.8 days 5.8 days 497
2014–15 85 5.7 days 6.4 days 485
2013–14 99 5.1 days 6.5 days 506
2012–13 89 7.8 days 7.1 days 698
2011–12 73 8.0 days 7.5 days 585