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

Fiona Stanley 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 808 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 64% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.1 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 515 2.1 days 2.9 days 1,100
2015–16 413 2.2 days 3.0 days 903
2014–15 157 2.3 days 3.1 days 359

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 397 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 94% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.9 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
2016–17 374 2.9 days 3.9 days 1,086
2015–16 361 3.1 days 4.0 days 1,137
2014–15 128 2.9 days 4.2 days 377

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 166 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications), of which 98% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.1 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 162 5.1 days 6.6 days 828
2015–16 127 5.3 days 6.8 days 669
2014–15 46 NP 7.2 days 253

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 2016–17, there were a total of 362 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 93% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.2 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
2016–17 336 3.2 days 4.1 days 1,086
2015–16 318 3.0 days 4.0 days 969
2014–15 133 3.2 days 4.1 days 424

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 230 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 6.3 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
2016–17 230 6.3 days 8.1 days 1,450
2015–16 201 7.0 days 8.2 days 1,406
2014–15 67 6.3 days 8.5 days 422

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 465 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 81% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.0 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
2016–17 376 2.0 days 2.4 days 747
2015–16 369 2.1 days 2.5 days 768
2014–15 167 2.3 days 2.6 days 377

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 211 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications), of which 95% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.3 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
2016–17 201 4.3 days 5.9 days 866
2015–16 236 4.7 days 5.9 days 1,116
2014–15 89 4.3 days 6.4 days 379