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

Grafton Base 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 121 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 87% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.5 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 105 4.5 days 3.1 days 476
2015–16 90 4.6 days 3.0 days 411
2014–15 100 4.9 days 3.3 days 487
2013–14 120 4.8 days 3.4 days 581
2012–13 103 4.1 days 3.6 days 421
2011–12 102 4.8 days 3.9 days 494

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 136 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 88% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.4 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
2016–17 119 4.4 days 3.9 days 519
2015–16 105 3.7 days 3.9 days 391
2014–15 125 4.3 days 4.1 days 537
2013–14 122 4.5 days 4.3 days 546
2012–13 127 4.4 days 4.5 days 564
2011–12 102 4.0 days 4.9 days 410

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 16 NP 6.5 days 82
2015–16 28 NP 6.4 days 156
2014–15 21 NP 7.0 days 252
2013–14 26 NP 7.2 days 244
2012–13 45 NP 7.6 days 351
2011–12 36 NP 8.5 days 229

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 68 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 94% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.0 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.2 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 64 3.0 days 4.2 days 194
2015–16 60 3.5 days 4.1 days 208
2014–15 51 3.5 days 4.2 days 176
2013–14 51 5.1 days 4.6 days 259
2012–13 46 NP 4.7 days 184
2011–12 34 NP 5.1 days 156

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 26 NP 8.1 days 161
2015–16 22 NP 7.7 days 117
2014–15 21 NP 8.4 days 197
2013–14 14 NP 9.0 days 221
2012–13 34 NP 9.3 days 227
2011–12 17 NP 9.9 days 94

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, there were a total of 75 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 85% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.9 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 64 2.9 days 2.5 days 184
2015–16 50 3.3 days 2.6 days 163
2014–15 64 3.3 days 2.8 days 213
2013–14 70 3.4 days 2.9 days 239
2012–13 48 NP 2.9 days 138
2011–12 48 NP 3.1 days 157

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 29 NP 5.8 days 151
2015–16 51 5.4 days 5.7 days 274
2014–15 20 NP 6.2 days 123
2013–14 16 NP 6.5 days 73
2012–13 26 NP 6.9 days 163
2011–12 16 NP 8.1 days 83

Kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications)

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