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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 576 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 81% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.0 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
2016–17 466 3.0 days 2.9 days 1,415
2015–16 417 3.3 days 3.0 days 1,393
2014–15 321 3.3 days 3.1 days 1,061
2013–14 344 3.6 days 3.2 days 1,243
2012–13 344 3.5 days 3.4 days 1,199
2011–12 311 3.7 days 3.5 days 1,162

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 329 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 85% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.8 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
2016–17 279 4.8 days 3.9 days 1,326
2015–16 242 4.8 days 4.0 days 1,152
2014–15 222 5.0 days 4.2 days 1,106
2013–14 214 5.7 days 4.4 days 1,221
2012–13 180 5.8 days 4.5 days 1,048
2011–12 207 6.3 days 4.8 days 1,296

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 87 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 8.1 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
2016–17 86 8.1 days 6.6 days 698
2015–16 67 8.9 days 6.8 days 596
2014–15 76 7.8 days 7.2 days 593
2013–14 74 8.8 days 7.6 days 653
2012–13 56 8.8 days 7.8 days 493
2011–12 65 8.0 days 8.4 days 518

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 212 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 83% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.3 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
2016–17 175 4.3 days 4.1 days 754
2015–16 187 4.8 days 4.0 days 903
2014–15 140 5.2 days 4.1 days 723
2013–14 129 4.5 days 4.4 days 578
2012–13 120 4.8 days 4.6 days 575
2011–12 142 5.5 days 4.8 days 784

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 118 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 9.0 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
2016–17 117 9.0 days 8.1 days 1,049
2015–16 128 9.3 days 8.2 days 1,195
2014–15 119 10.5 days 8.5 days 1,253
2013–14 90 12.3 days 8.9 days 1,104
2012–13 92 10.7 days 9.1 days 985
2011–12 66 11.3 days 9.6 days 744

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 438 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 60% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.6 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
2016–17 264 2.6 days 2.4 days 687
2015–16 301 3.0 days 2.5 days 897
2014–15 274 2.9 days 2.6 days 805
2013–14 295 2.8 days 2.7 days 833
2012–13 255 2.7 days 2.8 days 676
2011–12 285 3.1 days 3.0 days 883

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 157 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications), of which 92% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 6.1 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
2016–17 144 6.1 days 5.9 days 878
2015–16 197 7.0 days 5.9 days 1,372
2014–15 143 7.3 days 6.4 days 1,049
2013–14 151 7.4 days 6.6 days 1,122
2012–13 129 6.5 days 7.1 days 837
2011–12 95 8.4 days 7.3 days 801