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

Maroondah Hospital [East Ringwood]

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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 425 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 86% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.6 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
2016–17 365 2.6 days 3.0 days 958
2015–16 325 2.8 days 3.0 days 894
2014–15 320 3.3 days 3.2 days 1,063
2013–14 266 3.6 days 3.3 days 947
2012–13 300 5.3 days 3.5 days 1,586
2011–12 291 4.6 days 3.7 days 1,352

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 358 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 97% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.6 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
2016–17 348 3.6 days 3.7 days 1,241
2015–16 221 3.7 days 3.8 days 820
2014–15 201 3.4 days 3.9 days 674
2013–14 229 4.4 days 4.2 days 1,013
2012–13 249 4.7 days 4.4 days 1,164
2011–12 289 5.1 days 4.8 days 1,471

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 69 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
2016–17 69 6.2 days 6.6 days 426
2015–16 139 6.0 days 6.5 days 829
2014–15 109 5.7 days 6.9 days 619
2013–14 117 6.6 days 7.0 days 767
2012–13 105 8.5 days 7.7 days 895
2011–12 123 8.1 days 8.3 days 1,002

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 194 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 3.7 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
2016–17 180 3.7 days 4.0 days 664
2015–16 149 3.8 days 4.1 days 562
2014–15 123 4.2 days 4.2 days 511
2013–14 113 4.2 days 4.4 days 474
2012–13 143 5.3 days 4.5 days 760
2011–12 114 5.4 days 4.9 days 621

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 102 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 6.8 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
2016–17 102 6.8 days 8.0 days 691
2015–16 141 6.3 days 8.1 days 884
2014–15 144 7.1 days 8.4 days 1,028
2013–14 115 7.5 days 8.4 days 860
2012–13 108 10.3 days 8.9 days 1,107
2011–12 103 9.8 days 9.7 days 1,011

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 222 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 70% 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
2016–17 155 2.4 days 2.5 days 378
2015–16 146 3.1 days 2.5 days 453
2014–15 123 3.1 days 2.8 days 380
2013–14 163 3.3 days 2.8 days 536
2012–13 167 3.5 days 3.0 days 581
2011–12 172 3.1 days 3.1 days 537

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 84 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications), of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.1 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 83 5.1 days 5.6 days 421
2015–16 113 6.1 days 5.8 days 687
2014–15 143 5.7 days 6.4 days 808
2013–14 107 6.7 days 6.5 days 722
2012–13 115 8.1 days 7.1 days 926
2011–12 118 8.3 days 7.5 days 980