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

The Tweed 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 353 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 87% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.5 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
2016–17 306 3.5 days 3.0 days 1,073
2015–16 287 3.5 days 3.0 days 1,001
2014–15 311 4.1 days 3.2 days 1,277
2013–14 267 4.0 days 3.3 days 1,080
2012–13 269 4.2 days 3.5 days 1,132
2011–12 266 4.2 days 3.7 days 1,110

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 339 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 86% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.5 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
2016–17 290 3.5 days 3.7 days 1,009
2015–16 281 4.1 days 3.8 days 1,150
2014–15 306 4.3 days 3.9 days 1,305
2013–14 296 4.1 days 4.2 days 1,204
2012–13 283 4.6 days 4.4 days 1,314
2011–12 262 4.9 days 4.8 days 1,292

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 62 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications), of which 97% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 7.0 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 60 7.0 days 6.6 days 417
2015–16 64 7.5 days 6.5 days 479
2014–15 32 NP 6.9 days 287
2013–14 42 NP 7.0 days 299
2012–13 47 NP 7.7 days 346
2011–12 41 NP 8.3 days 376

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 122 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 3.3 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
2016–17 114 3.3 days 4.0 days 377
2015–16 123 3.6 days 4.1 days 448
2014–15 130 4.3 days 4.2 days 563
2013–14 112 4.0 days 4.4 days 450
2012–13 138 4.1 days 4.5 days 559
2011–12 142 4.8 days 4.9 days 682

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 82 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 6.5 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 82 6.5 days 8.0 days 537
2015–16 72 8.5 days 8.1 days 609
2014–15 50 8.4 days 8.4 days 420
2013–14 51 7.1 days 8.4 days 362
2012–13 59 8.0 days 8.9 days 473
2011–12 35 NP 9.7 days 357

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 357 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 71% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.5 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
2016–17 255 2.5 days 2.5 days 644
2015–16 205 2.2 days 2.5 days 451
2014–15 262 3.1 days 2.8 days 817
2013–14 215 2.8 days 2.8 days 595
2012–13 251 2.9 days 3.0 days 727
2011–12 257 3.3 days 3.1 days 847

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 93 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications), of which 98% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 6.0 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 91 6.0 days 5.6 days 543
2015–16 107 6.1 days 5.8 days 650
2014–15 83 7.1 days 6.4 days 587
2013–14 89 6.7 days 6.5 days 593
2012–13 63 5.3 days 7.1 days 337
2011–12 52 7.4 days 7.5 days 387