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50 to 99 beds
This is a public hospital

Gladstone 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 147 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 88% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.1 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 130 4.1 days 3.1 days 535
2015–16 179 3.9 days 3.0 days 700
2014–15 158 3.7 days 3.3 days 591
2013–14 146 3.5 days 3.4 days 512
2012–13 106 2.9 days 3.6 days 308
2011–12 70 2.5 days 3.9 days 176

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 96% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.6 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 104 3.6 days 3.9 days 370
2015–16 96 3.1 days 3.9 days 300
2014–15 85 3.1 days 4.1 days 267
2013–14 78 3.4 days 4.3 days 264
2012–13 93 3.7 days 4.5 days 341
2011–12 76 3.4 days 4.9 days 258

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 17 NP 6.5 days 69
2015–16 16 NP 6.4 days 62
2014–15 10 NP 7.0 days 48
2013–14 10 NP 7.2 days 44
2012–13 15 NP 7.6 days 99
2011–12 13 NP 8.5 days 103

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 32 NP 4.2 days 108
2015–16 47 NP 4.1 days 133
2014–15 44 NP 4.2 days 127
2013–14 24 NP 4.6 days 72
2012–13 32 NP 4.7 days 84
2011–12 31 NP 5.1 days 100

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 28 NP 8.1 days 218
2015–16 10 NP 7.7 days 38
2014–15 16 NP 8.4 days 101
2013–14 5 NP 9.0 days 14
2012–13 <5 NP 9.3 days 20
2011–12 <5 NP 9.9 days 23

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 131 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 82% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.9 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 108 2.9 days 2.5 days 310
2015–16 95 2.7 days 2.6 days 261
2014–15 91 2.9 days 2.8 days 263
2013–14 97 2.4 days 2.9 days 235
2012–13 56 2.8 days 2.9 days 158
2011–12 39 NP 3.1 days 90

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 24 NP 5.8 days 99
2015–16 22 NP 5.7 days 131
2014–15 13 NP 6.2 days 63
2013–14 17 NP 6.5 days 76
2012–13 18 NP 6.9 days 71
2011–12 6 NP 8.1 days 31

Kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications)

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