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More than 500 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

Sir Charles Gairdner 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 372 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 80% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.4 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 296 2.4 days 2.9 days 722
2015–16 277 3.0 days 3.0 days 825
2014–15 300 3.4 days 3.1 days 1,030
2013–14 295 3.7 days 3.2 days 1,091
2012–13 328 4.7 days 3.4 days 1,539
2011–12 304 4.3 days 3.5 days 1,320

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 337 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 90% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.6 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 304 3.6 days 3.9 days 1,084
2015–16 289 3.8 days 4.0 days 1,106
2014–15 261 4.0 days 4.2 days 1,038
2013–14 352 4.3 days 4.4 days 1,512
2012–13 383 5.4 days 4.5 days 2,067
2011–12 406 5.2 days 4.8 days 2,101

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 167 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
2016–17 166 5.9 days 6.6 days 987
2015–16 171 7.4 days 6.8 days 1,273
2014–15 144 8.0 days 7.2 days 1,146
2013–14 110 8.3 days 7.6 days 917
2012–13 98 9.0 days 7.8 days 879
2011–12 63 11.6 days 8.4 days 729

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 252 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 87% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.3 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
2016–17 220 3.3 days 4.1 days 727
2015–16 252 3.6 days 4.0 days 915
2014–15 255 3.2 days 4.1 days 808
2013–14 259 4.1 days 4.4 days 1,050
2012–13 282 4.6 days 4.6 days 1,305
2011–12 299 4.3 days 4.8 days 1,284

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 236 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 7.9 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
2016–17 234 7.9 days 8.1 days 1,843
2015–16 241 6.8 days 8.2 days 1,629
2014–15 233 7.8 days 8.5 days 1,807
2013–14 161 8.6 days 8.9 days 1,386
2012–13 119 9.2 days 9.1 days 1,094
2011–12 85 11.0 days 9.6 days 937

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 359 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 65% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.1 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
2016–17 235 2.1 days 2.4 days 499
2015–16 244 2.0 days 2.5 days 499
2014–15 353 2.3 days 2.6 days 795
2013–14 344 2.8 days 2.7 days 978
2012–13 327 3.3 days 2.8 days 1,092
2011–12 301 3.0 days 3.0 days 918

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 253 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 6.2 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
2016–17 247 6.2 days 5.9 days 1,522
2015–16 228 6.0 days 5.9 days 1,375
2014–15 236 5.8 days 6.4 days 1,372
2013–14 192 7.0 days 6.6 days 1,351
2012–13 139 7.7 days 7.1 days 1,076
2011–12 137 8.6 days 7.3 days 1,174