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Don’t worry – from December 11 2019 you will be able to find the latest information about your local area on the MyHospitals webpages on the AIHW website, along with many more reports and data on a range of health and welfare topics.

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50 to 99 beds
This is a public hospital

Blue Mountains 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 30 NP 3.7 days 110
2015–16 40 NP 3.8 days 168
2014–15 38 NP 3.9 days 160
2013–14 31 NP 3.8 days 182
2012–13 28 NP 3.8 days 115
2011–12 46 NP 4.0 days 253

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 135 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 98% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.3 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 132 4.3 days 4.4 days 561
2015–16 130 3.9 days 4.5 days 501
2014–15 100 5.3 days 4.7 days 531
2013–14 71 4.5 days 4.9 days 316
2012–13 77 5.2 days 5.1 days 400
2011–12 80 5.5 days 5.3 days 442

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 15 NP 7.3 days 100
2015–16 19 NP 7.5 days 117
2014–15 23 NP 8.2 days 217
2013–14 10 NP 8.7 days 88
2012–13 12 NP 9.5 days 129
2011–12 7 NP 9.3 days 53

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 69 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 94% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.5 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.8 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 65 4.5 days 4.8 days 294
2015–16 47 NP 4.8 days 269
2014–15 44 NP 5.2 days 181
2013–14 45 NP 5.3 days 244
2012–13 53 5.1 days 5.5 days 268
2011–12 51 5.4 days 5.8 days 273

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 6 NP 8.9 days 54
2015–16 23 NP 8.9 days 174
2014–15 19 NP 9.3 days 185
2013–14 17 NP 9.7 days 130
2012–13 6 NP 10.5 days 47
2011–12 7 NP 12.1 days 69

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, there were a total of 72 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 96% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.1 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 69 3.1 days 3.0 days 213
2015–16 73 3.7 days 3.1 days 267
2014–15 51 3.5 days 3.2 days 181
2013–14 53 3.7 days 3.3 days 197
2012–13 51 4.0 days 3.3 days 203
2011–12 53 5.2 days 3.6 days 274

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 32 NP 5.9 days 203
2015–16 40 NP 6.1 days 328
2014–15 39 NP 6.5 days 246
2013–14 28 NP 6.9 days 230
2012–13 19 NP 7.2 days 128
2011–12 13 NP 7.4 days 89

Kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications)

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