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50 to 99 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

Mersey Community 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 351 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 21% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.2 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 73 2.2 days 3.1 days 164
2015–16 51 2.2 days 3.0 days 112
2014–15 52 2.4 days 3.3 days 127
2013–14 43 NP 3.4 days 122
2012–13 38 NP 3.6 days 105
2011–12 39 NP 3.9 days 150

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 158 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 84% 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
2016–17 132 3.6 days 3.9 days 474
2015–16 119 3.7 days 3.9 days 439
2014–15 101 3.5 days 4.1 days 358
2013–14 104 3.4 days 4.3 days 353
2012–13 118 4.1 days 4.5 days 482
2011–12 93 5.2 days 4.9 days 481

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 41 NP 6.5 days 222
2015–16 35 NP 6.4 days 215
2014–15 32 NP 7.0 days 189
2013–14 34 NP 7.2 days 171
2012–13 32 NP 7.6 days 220
2011–12 19 NP 8.5 days 174

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 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 37 NP 4.2 days 138
2015–16 58 4.2 days 4.1 days 242
2014–15 46 NP 4.2 days 196
2013–14 62 3.9 days 4.6 days 239
2012–13 80 4.5 days 4.7 days 359
2011–12 58 5.4 days 5.1 days 314

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 32 NP 8.1 days 254
2015–16 41 NP 7.7 days 397
2014–15 48 NP 8.4 days 447
2013–14 24 NP 9.0 days 163
2012–13 21 NP 9.3 days 148
2011–12 15 NP 9.9 days 133

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 2016–17 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 49 NP 2.5 days 113
2015–16 40 NP 2.6 days 86
2014–15 66 2.0 days 2.8 days 132
2013–14 54 2.5 days 2.9 days 135
2012–13 46 NP 2.9 days 117
2011–12 41 NP 3.1 days 169

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 33 NP 5.8 days 145
2015–16 41 NP 5.7 days 226
2014–15 28 NP 6.2 days 182
2013–14 35 NP 6.5 days 198
2012–13 25 NP 6.9 days 164
2011–12 28 NP 8.1 days 223

Kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications)

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