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

Murwillumbah 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 56 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 93% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.0 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.7 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 52 4.0 days 3.7 days 209
2015–16 35 NP 3.8 days 162
2014–15 34 NP 3.9 days 167
2013–14 47 NP 3.8 days 201
2012–13 32 NP 3.8 days 124
2011–12 39 NP 4.0 days 127

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 73 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 93% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.3 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 68 4.3 days 4.4 days 289
2015–16 59 4.3 days 4.5 days 253
2014–15 84 5.4 days 4.7 days 452
2013–14 87 4.3 days 4.9 days 371
2012–13 79 4.9 days 5.1 days 391
2011–12 80 4.5 days 5.3 days 361

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 7.3 days 113
2015–16 15 NP 7.5 days 93
2014–15 8 NP 8.2 days 83
2013–14 14 NP 8.7 days 68
2012–13 15 NP 9.5 days 128
2011–12 27 NP 9.3 days 211

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 11 NP 4.8 days 48
2015–16 15 NP 4.8 days 67
2014–15 21 NP 5.2 days 100
2013–14 21 NP 5.3 days 75
2012–13 29 NP 5.5 days 142
2011–12 24 NP 5.8 days 112

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 12 NP 8.9 days 103
2015–16 16 NP 8.9 days 134
2014–15 8 NP 9.3 days 67
2013–14 13 NP 9.7 days 58
2012–13 10 NP 10.5 days 84
2011–12 14 NP 12.1 days 157

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 34 NP 3.0 days 116
2015–16 30 NP 3.1 days 84
2014–15 42 NP 3.2 days 132
2013–14 30 NP 3.3 days 98
2012–13 27 NP 3.3 days 78
2011–12 45 NP 3.6 days 153

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 29 NP 5.9 days 185
2015–16 30 NP 6.1 days 160
2014–15 26 NP 6.5 days 117
2013–14 28 NP 6.9 days 140
2012–13 18 NP 7.2 days 118
2011–12 31 NP 7.4 days 189

Kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications)

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