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

Hawkesbury 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 367 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 90% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.4 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
2016–17 329 3.4 days 3.1 days 1,113
2015–16 228 3.2 days 3.0 days 724
2014–15 230 3.4 days 3.3 days 789
2013–14 158 4.1 days 3.4 days 643
2012–13 151 3.5 days 3.6 days 532
2011–12 137 4.1 days 3.9 days 556

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 375 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 6.2 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
2016–17 375 6.2 days 3.9 days 2,322
2015–16 357 6.2 days 3.9 days 2,207
2014–15 318 5.8 days 4.1 days 1,855
2013–14 192 6.1 days 4.3 days 1,179
2012–13 140 7.8 days 4.5 days 1,089
2011–12 199 7.3 days 4.9 days 1,449

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 54 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications), of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 11.2 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 6.5 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 54 11.2 days 6.5 days 606
2015–16 61 11.3 days 6.4 days 689
2014–15 58 11.6 days 7.0 days 670
2013–14 33 NP 7.2 days 308
2012–13 23 NP 7.6 days 307
2011–12 21 NP 8.5 days 325

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 137 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.6 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.
2016–17 136 5.6 days 4.2 days 768
2015–16 145 7.3 days 4.1 days 1,058
2014–15 100 5.4 days 4.2 days 543
2013–14 62 7.7 days 4.6 days 478
2012–13 70 6.5 days 4.7 days 453
2011–12 49 NP 5.1 days 427

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 46 NP 8.1 days 645
2015–16 40 NP 7.7 days 390
2014–15 31 NP 8.4 days 338
2013–14 24 NP 9.0 days 382
2012–13 20 NP 9.3 days 389
2011–12 21 NP 9.9 days 410

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 153 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.7 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
2016–17 153 3.7 days 2.5 days 570
2015–16 173 3.2 days 2.6 days 562
2014–15 147 4.4 days 2.8 days 650
2013–14 120 4.0 days 2.9 days 476
2012–13 93 4.2 days 2.9 days 393
2011–12 123 5.0 days 3.1 days 617

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 27 NP 5.8 days 398
2015–16 48 NP 5.7 days 437
2014–15 75 9.0 days 6.2 days 677
2013–14 42 NP 6.5 days 343
2012–13 34 NP 6.9 days 370
2011–12 42 NP 8.1 days 627

Kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications)

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