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Cessnock 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 79 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.2 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 78 5.2 days 3.7 days 403
2015–16 62 5.0 days 3.8 days 309
2014–15 65 6.1 days 3.9 days 397
2013–14 59 4.9 days 3.8 days 288
2012–13 68 4.6 days 3.8 days 315
2011–12 55 4.2 days 4.0 days 230

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 108 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 97% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 6.7 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
2016–17 105 6.7 days 4.4 days 704
2015–16 90 6.7 days 4.5 days 607
2014–15 116 5.8 days 4.7 days 672
2013–14 83 6.8 days 4.9 days 567
2012–13 104 6.3 days 5.1 days 651
2011–12 101 6.7 days 5.3 days 676

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 7 NP 7.3 days 111
2015–16 7 NP 7.5 days 88
2014–15 19 NP 8.2 days 316
2013–14 11 NP 8.7 days 163
2012–13 17 NP 9.5 days 200
2011–12 14 NP 9.3 days 149

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 38 NP 4.8 days 266
2015–16 40 NP 4.8 days 261
2014–15 43 NP 5.2 days 245
2013–14 43 NP 5.3 days 351
2012–13 55 5.7 days 5.5 days 314
2011–12 34 NP 5.8 days 246

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 8 NP 8.9 days 116
2015–16 5 NP 8.9 days 37
2014–15 5 NP 9.3 days 83
2013–14 12 NP 9.7 days 199
2012–13 11 NP 10.5 days 120
2011–12 5 NP 12.1 days 63

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 31 NP 3.0 days 125
2015–16 28 NP 3.1 days 98
2014–15 38 NP 3.2 days 116
2013–14 42 NP 3.3 days 128
2012–13 47 NP 3.3 days 257
2011–12 31 NP 3.6 days 122

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 13 NP 5.9 days 108
2015–16 18 NP 6.1 days 111
2014–15 19 NP 6.5 days 119
2013–14 12 NP 6.9 days 157
2012–13 24 NP 7.2 days 281
2011–12 6 NP 7.4 days 47

Kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications)

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