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50 to 99 beds
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Griffith 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 99 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 91% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.5 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 90 3.5 days 3.0 days 314
2015–16 106 3.4 days 3.0 days 359
2014–15 114 3.7 days 3.2 days 423
2013–14 96 4.2 days 3.3 days 402
2012–13 80 4.1 days 3.5 days 329
2011–12 74 4.8 days 3.7 days 354

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 133 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 4.5 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
2016–17 130 4.5 days 3.7 days 590
2015–16 111 4.6 days 3.8 days 509
2014–15 88 6.1 days 3.9 days 536
2013–14 105 5.1 days 4.2 days 535
2012–13 113 4.8 days 4.4 days 548
2011–12 81 4.9 days 4.8 days 400

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 37 NP 6.6 days 239
2015–16 22 NP 6.5 days 178
2014–15 36 NP 6.9 days 252
2013–14 24 NP 7.0 days 207
2012–13 21 NP 7.7 days 169
2011–12 16 NP 8.3 days 96

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 65 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 4.0 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 61 4.0 days 4.0 days 247
2015–16 84 5.4 days 4.1 days 451
2014–15 84 5.0 days 4.2 days 417
2013–14 73 4.8 days 4.4 days 351
2012–13 70 4.5 days 4.5 days 315
2011–12 80 4.8 days 4.9 days 386

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 34 NP 8.0 days 235
2015–16 33 NP 8.1 days 279
2014–15 27 NP 8.4 days 210
2013–14 29 NP 8.4 days 245
2012–13 23 NP 8.9 days 219
2011–12 11 NP 9.7 days 141

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 73 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 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
2016–17 70 2.9 days 2.5 days 205
2015–16 61 3.1 days 2.5 days 187
2014–15 71 3.2 days 2.8 days 224
2013–14 99 2.9 days 2.8 days 284
2012–13 65 3.2 days 3.0 days 207
2011–12 69 3.6 days 3.1 days 245

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 23 NP 5.6 days 117
2015–16 22 NP 5.8 days 114
2014–15 28 NP 6.4 days 161
2013–14 30 NP 6.5 days 165
2012–13 26 NP 7.1 days 155
2011–12 21 NP 7.5 days 136

Kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications)

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