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

Casey 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 510 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 80% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.5 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
2016–17 406 4.5 days 3.1 days 1,836
2015–16 337 3.4 days 3.0 days 1,145
2014–15 296 3.6 days 3.3 days 1,055
2013–14 230 3.6 days 3.4 days 818
2012–13 203 4.4 days 3.6 days 889
2011–12 211 4.8 days 3.9 days 1,010

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 362 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 81% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.1 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
2016–17 294 4.1 days 3.9 days 1,213
2015–16 223 3.5 days 3.9 days 784
2014–15 189 4.2 days 4.1 days 801
2013–14 156 3.8 days 4.3 days 588
2012–13 119 3.6 days 4.5 days 434
2011–12 157 3.8 days 4.9 days 602

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 85 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications), of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.2 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
2016–17 84 5.2 days 6.5 days 438
2015–16 105 5.3 days 6.4 days 552
2014–15 114 5.7 days 7.0 days 651
2013–14 141 5.7 days 7.2 days 808
2012–13 131 5.9 days 7.6 days 777
2011–12 144 6.4 days 8.5 days 920

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 118 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 75% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.9 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
2016–17 88 3.9 days 4.2 days 344
2015–16 71 2.8 days 4.1 days 198
2014–15 65 3.4 days 4.2 days 222
2013–14 64 3.3 days 4.6 days 212
2012–13 50 3.9 days 4.7 days 194
2011–12 65 3.7 days 5.1 days 242

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 80 stays at this hospital for heart failure (with complications), of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 8.1 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 79 8.1 days 8.1 days 642
2015–16 100 6.2 days 7.7 days 624
2014–15 66 5.7 days 8.4 days 379
2013–14 90 6.6 days 9.0 days 593
2012–13 98 7.1 days 9.3 days 700
2011–12 75 7.9 days 9.9 days 596

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 566 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 46% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.3 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
2016–17 258 2.3 days 2.5 days 606
2015–16 218 2.1 days 2.6 days 448
2014–15 221 2.6 days 2.8 days 568
2013–14 194 2.2 days 2.9 days 432
2012–13 217 2.7 days 2.9 days 582
2011–12 244 2.7 days 3.1 days 657

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 63 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications), of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 7.8 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.8 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 63 7.8 days 5.8 days 489
2015–16 88 5.1 days 5.7 days 447
2014–15 113 5.3 days 6.2 days 598
2013–14 122 5.5 days 6.5 days 672
2012–13 93 6.2 days 6.9 days 577
2011–12 131 6.6 days 8.1 days 871