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200 to 500 beds
This is a public hospital

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai 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 325 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 86% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.8 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
2016–17 280 2.8 days 3.0 days 789
2015–16 225 2.6 days 3.0 days 591
2014–15 215 2.8 days 3.2 days 596
2013–14 192 2.8 days 3.3 days 541
2012–13 153 3.0 days 3.5 days 464
2011–12 150 2.3 days 3.7 days 339

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 125 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 95% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.4 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
2016–17 119 4.4 days 3.7 days 521
2015–16 107 4.8 days 3.8 days 513
2014–15 114 4.9 days 3.9 days 554
2013–14 112 5.0 days 4.2 days 558
2012–13 101 4.8 days 4.4 days 480
2011–12 106 5.3 days 4.8 days 564

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with 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 44 NP 6.6 days 409
2015–16 58 8.2 days 6.5 days 474
2014–15 30 NP 6.9 days 294
2013–14 45 NP 7.0 days 463
2012–13 38 NP 7.7 days 427
2011–12 40 NP 8.3 days 376

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 79 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 95% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.9 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 75 4.9 days 4.0 days 369
2015–16 91 4.8 days 4.1 days 440
2014–15 79 4.3 days 4.2 days 343
2013–14 105 5.2 days 4.4 days 542
2012–13 81 5.4 days 4.5 days 435
2011–12 82 5.4 days 4.9 days 443

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 92 stays at this hospital for heart failure (with complications), of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 9.4 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
2016–17 92 9.4 days 8.0 days 869
2015–16 72 9.6 days 8.1 days 692
2014–15 84 9.3 days 8.4 days 781
2013–14 73 10.9 days 8.4 days 793
2012–13 79 11.2 days 8.9 days 881
2011–12 91 11.1 days 9.7 days 1,011

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 194 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 84% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.8 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
2016–17 162 2.8 days 2.5 days 456
2015–16 130 2.7 days 2.5 days 353
2014–15 146 2.7 days 2.8 days 400
2013–14 149 2.7 days 2.8 days 401
2012–13 140 3.0 days 3.0 days 415
2011–12 129 2.9 days 3.1 days 369

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 127 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications), of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 6.3 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
2016–17 126 6.3 days 5.6 days 797
2015–16 85 7.1 days 5.8 days 602
2014–15 97 7.3 days 6.4 days 711
2013–14 95 6.1 days 6.5 days 578
2012–13 92 9.3 days 7.1 days 855
2011–12 112 7.7 days 7.5 days 861