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

Goulburn Valley Health [Shepparton]

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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 197 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 91% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.7 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
2016–17 179 3.7 days 3.0 days 668
2015–16 159 4.3 days 3.0 days 678
2014–15 131 5.1 days 3.2 days 663
2013–14 162 4.3 days 3.3 days 694
2012–13 176 4.6 days 3.5 days 808
2011–12 186 5.1 days 3.7 days 943

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 180 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 3.0 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
2016–17 155 3.0 days 3.7 days 466
2015–16 143 3.0 days 3.8 days 423
2014–15 117 2.8 days 3.9 days 322
2013–14 126 2.6 days 4.2 days 331
2012–13 132 3.1 days 4.4 days 406
2011–12 158 3.7 days 4.8 days 590

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 80 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 6.9 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 80 6.9 days 6.6 days 555
2015–16 91 5.2 days 6.5 days 476
2014–15 94 5.5 days 6.9 days 513
2013–14 82 6.1 days 7.0 days 504
2012–13 71 6.8 days 7.7 days 484
2011–12 38 NP 8.3 days 296

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 115 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 88% 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
2016–17 101 3.8 days 4.0 days 384
2015–16 73 3.1 days 4.1 days 224
2014–15 52 3.7 days 4.2 days 193
2013–14 54 3.6 days 4.4 days 193
2012–13 56 4.4 days 4.5 days 249
2011–12 82 4.5 days 4.9 days 365

Heart failure (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 44 NP 8.0 days 364
2015–16 82 7.8 days 8.1 days 636
2014–15 79 7.2 days 8.4 days 567
2013–14 67 7.3 days 8.4 days 489
2012–13 47 NP 8.9 days 381
2011–12 40 NP 9.7 days 354

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 135 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 72% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.4 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 97 2.4 days 2.5 days 237
2015–16 93 2.6 days 2.5 days 246
2014–15 75 2.8 days 2.8 days 208
2013–14 84 2.8 days 2.8 days 237
2012–13 111 2.7 days 3.0 days 295
2011–12 128 3.4 days 3.1 days 437

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 40 NP 5.6 days 206
2015–16 53 5.2 days 5.8 days 274
2014–15 69 5.9 days 6.4 days 408
2013–14 55 5.1 days 6.5 days 279
2012–13 80 6.1 days 7.1 days 487
2011–12 44 NP 7.5 days 312

Kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications)

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