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100 to 199 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

Whyalla Hospital and Health Services

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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 73 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 71% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.7 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 52 4.7 days 3.1 days 245
2015–16 58 4.0 days 3.0 days 230
2014–15 66 4.6 days 3.3 days 304
2013–14 43 NP 3.4 days 190
2012–13 39 NP 3.6 days 140
2011–12 41 NP 3.9 days 200

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

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 83 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.0 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 82 5.0 days 3.9 days 410
2015–16 84 5.9 days 3.9 days 493
2014–15 120 5.9 days 4.1 days 704
2013–14 161 5.9 days 4.3 days 947
2012–13 122 5.8 days 4.5 days 712
2011–12 93 5.8 days 4.9 days 540

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (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 8 NP 6.5 days 72
2015–16 11 NP 6.4 days 126
2014–15 7 NP 7.0 days 72
2013–14 10 NP 7.2 days 128
2012–13 8 NP 7.6 days 146
2011–12 5 NP 8.5 days 103

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 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 34 NP 4.2 days 183
2015–16 33 NP 4.1 days 184
2014–15 36 NP 4.2 days 225
2013–14 26 NP 4.6 days 127
2012–13 29 NP 4.7 days 232
2011–12 32 NP 5.1 days 214

Heart failure (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 16 NP 8.1 days 150
2015–16 12 NP 7.7 days 124
2014–15 8 NP 8.4 days 117
2013–14 8 NP 9.0 days 129
2012–13 <5 NP 9.3 days 37
2011–12 7 NP 9.9 days 151

Heart failure (without 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 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 32 NP 2.5 days 123
2015–16 42 NP 2.6 days 158
2014–15 30 NP 2.8 days 126
2013–14 33 NP 2.9 days 165
2012–13 27 NP 2.9 days 72
2011–12 27 NP 3.1 days 78

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 17 NP 5.8 days 139
2015–16 9 NP 5.7 days 74
2014–15 <5 NP 6.2 days 28
2013–14 8 NP 6.5 days 40
2012–13 <5 NP 6.9 days 24
2011–12 <5 NP 8.1 days 29

Kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications)

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