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200 to 500 beds
This is a public hospital

Coffs Harbour 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 263 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 90% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.6 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.0 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 238 3.6 days 3.0 days 857
2015–16 222 3.5 days 3.0 days 784
2014–15 234 3.9 days 3.2 days 902
2013–14 264 3.5 days 3.3 days 926
2012–13 209 3.9 days 3.5 days 806
2011–12 223 5.0 days 3.7 days 1,120

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 242 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 96% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.8 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
2016–17 232 3.8 days 3.7 days 885
2015–16 245 3.8 days 3.8 days 940
2014–15 189 4.2 days 3.9 days 788
2013–14 206 4.8 days 4.2 days 982
2012–13 178 4.6 days 4.4 days 819
2011–12 220 5.2 days 4.8 days 1,139

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 98 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications), of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 6.6 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 98 6.6 days 6.6 days 643
2015–16 75 5.7 days 6.5 days 426
2014–15 98 7.5 days 6.9 days 735
2013–14 57 6.6 days 7.0 days 375
2012–13 93 7.9 days 7.7 days 733
2011–12 55 7.2 days 8.3 days 396

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 103 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 90% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.1 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.0 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 93 3.1 days 4.0 days 286
2015–16 82 3.8 days 4.1 days 308
2014–15 79 3.8 days 4.2 days 304
2013–14 98 4.0 days 4.4 days 390
2012–13 77 3.6 days 4.5 days 274
2011–12 85 3.8 days 4.9 days 325

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 81 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 6.9 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.0 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 80 6.9 days 8.0 days 549
2015–16 64 7.8 days 8.1 days 496
2014–15 55 6.6 days 8.4 days 361
2013–14 70 9.5 days 8.4 days 666
2012–13 52 7.3 days 8.9 days 381
2011–12 49 NP 9.7 days 459

Heart failure (with 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 231 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 79% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.4 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.5 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 182 2.4 days 2.5 days 439
2015–16 169 2.7 days 2.5 days 450
2014–15 168 2.7 days 2.8 days 451
2013–14 161 2.5 days 2.8 days 404
2012–13 132 2.8 days 3.0 days 368
2011–12 122 3.3 days 3.1 days 404

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 116 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications), of which 97% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.0 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.6 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 112 5.0 days 5.6 days 565
2015–16 111 6.7 days 5.8 days 739
2014–15 80 6.6 days 6.4 days 527
2013–14 74 6.3 days 6.5 days 466
2012–13 72 6.7 days 7.1 days 483
2011–12 54 8.0 days 7.5 days 430