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More than 500 beds
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John Hunter 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 526 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 90% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.5 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 474 3.5 days 2.9 days 1,665
2015–16 348 3.4 days 3.0 days 1,166
2014–15 303 3.1 days 3.1 days 930
2013–14 403 3.5 days 3.2 days 1,392
2012–13 358 3.3 days 3.4 days 1,168
2011–12 313 3.3 days 3.5 days 1,043

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 294 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 5.2 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
2016–17 280 5.2 days 3.9 days 1,443
2015–16 303 5.1 days 4.0 days 1,549
2014–15 294 5.3 days 4.2 days 1,558
2013–14 291 5.7 days 4.4 days 1,660
2012–13 344 6.2 days 4.5 days 2,118
2011–12 339 5.9 days 4.8 days 2,003

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 83 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications), of which 98% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 8.1 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 81 8.1 days 6.6 days 653
2015–16 77 7.9 days 6.8 days 608
2014–15 61 8.5 days 7.2 days 517
2013–14 89 8.5 days 7.6 days 753
2012–13 83 9.6 days 7.8 days 793
2011–12 83 8.3 days 8.4 days 693

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 323 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 98% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.3 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 316 4.3 days 4.1 days 1,371
2015–16 253 4.3 days 4.0 days 1,095
2014–15 268 4.4 days 4.1 days 1,182
2013–14 268 4.8 days 4.4 days 1,296
2012–13 228 5.1 days 4.6 days 1,168
2011–12 222 5.1 days 4.8 days 1,128

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 140 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 9.2 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 138 9.2 days 8.1 days 1,263
2015–16 137 9.3 days 8.2 days 1,269
2014–15 97 10.2 days 8.5 days 994
2013–14 142 9.5 days 8.9 days 1,353
2012–13 116 10.3 days 9.1 days 1,190
2011–12 101 11.9 days 9.6 days 1,203

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 278 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 86% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.5 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 240 2.5 days 2.4 days 599
2015–16 276 2.5 days 2.5 days 680
2014–15 327 3.0 days 2.6 days 983
2013–14 352 2.7 days 2.7 days 933
2012–13 384 3.0 days 2.8 days 1,158
2011–12 317 3.0 days 3.0 days 964

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 158 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 5.3 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 154 5.3 days 5.9 days 817
2015–16 148 5.9 days 5.9 days 873
2014–15 148 6.8 days 6.4 days 1,012
2013–14 153 6.2 days 6.6 days 949
2012–13 140 7.9 days 7.1 days 1,109
2011–12 122 8.0 days 7.3 days 970