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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 566 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 73% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.5 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 413 2.5 days 2.9 days 1,040
2015–16 363 2.6 days 3.0 days 935
2014–15 310 2.7 days 3.1 days 826
2013–14 297 2.9 days 3.2 days 865
2012–13 301 3.0 days 3.4 days 899
2011–12 338 3.1 days 3.5 days 1,044

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 465 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 75% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.0 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
2016–17 351 4.0 days 3.9 days 1,406
2015–16 300 4.0 days 4.0 days 1,210
2014–15 330 4.3 days 4.2 days 1,425
2013–14 303 3.7 days 4.4 days 1,106
2012–13 303 3.9 days 4.5 days 1,167
2011–12 386 4.1 days 4.8 days 1,593

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 110 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 5.9 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
2016–17 109 5.9 days 6.6 days 644
2015–16 188 5.4 days 6.8 days 1,018
2014–15 169 7.1 days 7.2 days 1,207
2013–14 224 6.5 days 7.6 days 1,445
2012–13 142 7.0 days 7.8 days 1,000
2011–12 131 5.5 days 8.4 days 718

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 224 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 90% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.2 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 201 4.2 days 4.1 days 835
2015–16 209 3.2 days 4.0 days 677
2014–15 230 3.7 days 4.1 days 842
2013–14 168 4.0 days 4.4 days 676
2012–13 182 4.2 days 4.6 days 761
2011–12 181 3.9 days 4.8 days 703

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 237 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 6.9 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
2016–17 237 6.9 days 8.1 days 1,644
2015–16 260 6.7 days 8.2 days 1,752
2014–15 235 7.3 days 8.5 days 1,707
2013–14 245 6.3 days 8.9 days 1,551
2012–13 199 7.7 days 9.1 days 1,540
2011–12 201 7.7 days 9.6 days 1,555

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 505 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 56% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 1.9 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 284 1.9 days 2.4 days 549
2015–16 204 2.4 days 2.5 days 485
2014–15 199 2.4 days 2.6 days 473
2013–14 159 2.6 days 2.7 days 411
2012–13 206 2.5 days 2.8 days 516
2011–12 212 2.5 days 3.0 days 525

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 126 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications), of which 96% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.1 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 121 5.1 days 5.9 days 617
2015–16 159 5.9 days 5.9 days 942
2014–15 185 5.9 days 6.4 days 1,091
2013–14 155 4.7 days 6.6 days 733
2012–13 136 5.3 days 7.1 days 723
2011–12 118 6.4 days 7.3 days 751