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

Lyell McEwin 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 631 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 81% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.2 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
2016–17 509 3.2 days 3.0 days 1,651
2015–16 405 3.3 days 3.0 days 1,322
2014–15 350 3.9 days 3.2 days 1,351
2013–14 327 4.6 days 3.3 days 1,511
2012–13 375 5.7 days 3.5 days 2,147
2011–12 382 4.1 days 3.7 days 1,578

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 637 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 87% 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
2016–17 554 3.7 days 3.7 days 2,054
2015–16 521 3.4 days 3.8 days 1,775
2014–15 504 3.6 days 3.9 days 1,815
2013–14 439 3.8 days 4.2 days 1,652
2012–13 460 3.9 days 4.4 days 1,802
2011–12 462 4.0 days 4.8 days 1,832

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 232 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 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
2016–17 231 5.9 days 6.6 days 1,361
2015–16 221 6.4 days 6.5 days 1,405
2014–15 202 6.4 days 6.9 days 1,300
2013–14 208 6.4 days 7.0 days 1,321
2012–13 193 7.4 days 7.7 days 1,431
2011–12 184 7.6 days 8.3 days 1,393

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 242 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 89% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.6 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
2016–17 216 3.6 days 4.0 days 779
2015–16 175 4.0 days 4.1 days 694
2014–15 190 4.1 days 4.2 days 782
2013–14 212 4.4 days 4.4 days 932
2012–13 190 4.5 days 4.5 days 853
2011–12 190 4.7 days 4.9 days 889

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 240 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 8.8 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
2016–17 238 8.8 days 8.0 days 2,087
2015–16 187 7.8 days 8.1 days 1,460
2014–15 177 7.7 days 8.4 days 1,355
2013–14 160 8.1 days 8.4 days 1,301
2012–13 128 10.6 days 8.9 days 1,358
2011–12 112 10.1 days 9.7 days 1,131

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 384 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 75% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.7 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
2016–17 288 2.7 days 2.5 days 772
2015–16 277 2.6 days 2.5 days 723
2014–15 276 2.9 days 2.8 days 792
2013–14 255 3.1 days 2.8 days 803
2012–13 259 3.6 days 3.0 days 930
2011–12 245 3.0 days 3.1 days 740

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 262 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications), of which 98% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.6 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
2016–17 257 5.6 days 5.6 days 1,431
2015–16 205 6.9 days 5.8 days 1,413
2014–15 198 5.9 days 6.4 days 1,159
2013–14 220 6.5 days 6.5 days 1,419
2012–13 172 7.9 days 7.1 days 1,353
2011–12 173 7.5 days 7.5 days 1,291