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50 to 99 beds
This is a public hospital

Ballina 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 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 20 NP 3.7 days 111
2015–16 28 NP 3.8 days 152
2014–15 40 NP 3.9 days 253
2013–14 47 NP 3.8 days 269
2012–13 41 NP 3.8 days 259
2011–12 36 NP 4.0 days 282

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 94 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 6.4 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 80 6.4 days 4.4 days 511
2015–16 95 5.1 days 4.5 days 485
2014–15 101 6.6 days 4.7 days 667
2013–14 111 6.8 days 4.9 days 758
2012–13 90 7.9 days 5.1 days 713
2011–12 80 5.5 days 5.3 days 443

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 16 NP 7.3 days 131
2015–16 19 NP 7.5 days 192
2014–15 6 NP 8.2 days 83
2013–14 <5 NP 8.7 days 15
2012–13 <5 NP 9.5 days 36
2011–12 <5 NP 9.3 days 64

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 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 25 NP 4.8 days 214
2015–16 34 NP 4.8 days 160
2014–15 44 NP 5.2 days 321
2013–14 45 NP 5.3 days 303
2012–13 38 NP 5.5 days 308
2011–12 28 NP 5.8 days 302

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 9 NP 8.9 days 92
2015–16 13 NP 8.9 days 127
2014–15 5 NP 9.3 days 22
2013–14 5 NP 9.7 days 40
2012–13 <5 NP 10.5 days 24
2011–12 <5 NP 12.1 days 19

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 3.0 days 228
2015–16 40 NP 3.1 days 120
2014–15 70 4.6 days 3.2 days 321
2013–14 69 4.1 days 3.3 days 286
2012–13 79 4.2 days 3.3 days 331
2011–12 62 4.1 days 3.6 days 254

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 46 NP 5.9 days 320
2015–16 29 NP 6.1 days 137
2014–15 10 NP 6.5 days 109
2013–14 11 NP 6.9 days 63
2012–13 11 NP 7.2 days 97
2011–12 9 NP 7.4 days 123

Kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications)

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