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

North West Regional 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 135 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 86% 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
2016–17 116 3.2 days 3.0 days 366
2015–16 120 3.2 days 3.0 days 386
2014–15 106 3.2 days 3.2 days 342
2013–14 96 3.6 days 3.3 days 345
2012–13 79 3.6 days 3.5 days 285
2011–12 92 4.1 days 3.7 days 378

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 106 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 92% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.0 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.7 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 98 4.0 days 3.7 days 389
2015–16 88 4.5 days 3.8 days 397
2014–15 111 5.1 days 3.9 days 566
2013–14 87 4.2 days 4.2 days 368
2012–13 97 5.5 days 4.4 days 531
2011–12 111 5.1 days 4.8 days 569

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 31 NP 6.6 days 188
2015–16 32 NP 6.5 days 224
2014–15 26 NP 6.9 days 217
2013–14 31 NP 7.0 days 224
2012–13 29 NP 7.7 days 231
2011–12 15 NP 8.3 days 102

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 66 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 92% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.3 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.0 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 61 3.3 days 4.0 days 203
2015–16 59 3.6 days 4.1 days 212
2014–15 60 4.7 days 4.2 days 283
2013–14 46 NP 4.4 days 195
2012–13 41 NP 4.5 days 183
2011–12 60 5.1 days 4.9 days 304

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 33 NP 8.0 days 246
2015–16 28 NP 8.1 days 193
2014–15 35 NP 8.4 days 287
2013–14 25 NP 8.4 days 170
2012–13 26 NP 8.9 days 236
2011–12 13 NP 9.7 days 148

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 44 NP 2.5 days 137
2015–16 43 NP 2.5 days 174
2014–15 37 NP 2.8 days 115
2013–14 38 NP 2.8 days 127
2012–13 33 NP 3.0 days 138
2011–12 41 NP 3.1 days 140

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 30 NP 5.6 days 198
2015–16 47 NP 5.8 days 286
2014–15 32 NP 6.4 days 223
2013–14 21 NP 6.5 days 108
2012–13 20 NP 7.1 days 107
2011–12 24 NP 7.5 days 212

Kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications)

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