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

Latrobe Regional Hospital [Traralgon]

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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 139 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 84% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.4 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.0 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 117 3.4 days 3.0 days 401
2015–16 164 4.5 days 3.0 days 734
2014–15 189 4.8 days 3.2 days 915
2013–14 184 5.0 days 3.3 days 920
2012–13 231 6.0 days 3.5 days 1,386
2011–12 186 6.4 days 3.7 days 1,185

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 226 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 94% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.7 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.7 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 212 3.7 days 3.7 days 785
2015–16 231 3.6 days 3.8 days 831
2014–15 191 3.7 days 3.9 days 700
2013–14 147 4.4 days 4.2 days 648
2012–13 169 5.2 days 4.4 days 881
2011–12 173 4.1 days 4.8 days 709

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 50 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 6.2 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 50 6.2 days 6.6 days 310
2015–16 46 NP 6.5 days 372
2014–15 33 NP 6.9 days 295
2013–14 38 NP 7.0 days 343
2012–13 36 NP 7.7 days 253
2011–12 45 NP 8.3 days 468

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 148 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 95% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.1 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
2016–17 141 4.1 days 4.0 days 579
2015–16 114 4.2 days 4.1 days 480
2014–15 132 4.7 days 4.2 days 622
2013–14 134 4.9 days 4.4 days 660
2012–13 133 4.7 days 4.5 days 621
2011–12 126 5.0 days 4.9 days 629

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 57 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 8.7 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 57 8.7 days 8.0 days 494
2015–16 40 NP 8.1 days 342
2014–15 55 9.6 days 8.4 days 529
2013–14 45 NP 8.4 days 463
2012–13 42 NP 8.9 days 395
2011–12 36 NP 9.7 days 374

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 150 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 73% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.3 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
2016–17 110 3.3 days 2.5 days 364
2015–16 100 2.7 days 2.5 days 269
2014–15 112 2.9 days 2.8 days 330
2013–14 82 3.6 days 2.8 days 294
2012–13 83 3.3 days 3.0 days 274
2011–12 80 4.5 days 3.1 days 359

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 35 NP 5.6 days 254
2015–16 41 NP 5.8 days 188
2014–15 39 NP 6.4 days 272
2013–14 30 NP 6.5 days 207
2012–13 28 NP 7.1 days 211
2011–12 41 NP 7.5 days 389

Kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications)

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