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200 to 500 beds
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Redcliffe 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 695 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 71% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.4 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
2016–17 492 2.4 days 3.0 days 1,180
2015–16 395 2.3 days 3.0 days 895
2014–15 292 2.3 days 3.2 days 665
2013–14 252 3.1 days 3.3 days 774
2012–13 269 2.5 days 3.5 days 683
2011–12 254 3.0 days 3.7 days 769

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 393 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 85% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.7 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
2016–17 335 2.7 days 3.7 days 895
2015–16 289 2.8 days 3.8 days 820
2014–15 306 2.8 days 3.9 days 845
2013–14 262 2.9 days 4.2 days 771
2012–13 306 3.3 days 4.4 days 1,003
2011–12 259 3.8 days 4.8 days 988

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 115 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 5.8 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 113 5.8 days 6.6 days 658
2015–16 106 4.6 days 6.5 days 489
2014–15 100 5.9 days 6.9 days 591
2013–14 88 5.5 days 7.0 days 487
2012–13 81 7.2 days 7.7 days 586
2011–12 44 NP 8.3 days 276

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 152 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 88% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.7 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
2016–17 134 2.7 days 4.0 days 359
2015–16 126 2.6 days 4.1 days 327
2014–15 121 3.4 days 4.2 days 412
2013–14 133 3.1 days 4.4 days 416
2012–13 113 2.9 days 4.5 days 327
2011–12 123 3.6 days 4.9 days 446

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 127 stays at this hospital for heart failure (with complications), of which 97% 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.
2016–17 123 6.9 days 8.0 days 850
2015–16 88 6.2 days 8.1 days 542
2014–15 82 5.9 days 8.4 days 481
2013–14 85 6.1 days 8.4 days 521
2012–13 59 7.3 days 8.9 days 428
2011–12 41 NP 9.7 days 377

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 479 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 50% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.0 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
2016–17 239 2.0 days 2.5 days 468
2015–16 244 2.0 days 2.5 days 488
2014–15 213 2.1 days 2.8 days 456
2013–14 235 2.2 days 2.8 days 528
2012–13 250 2.3 days 3.0 days 572
2011–12 226 2.7 days 3.1 days 606

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 209 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications), of which 92% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.0 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
2016–17 193 4.0 days 5.6 days 763
2015–16 220 4.9 days 5.8 days 1,081
2014–15 172 4.9 days 6.4 days 845
2013–14 165 4.7 days 6.5 days 773
2012–13 122 5.3 days 7.1 days 648
2011–12 95 6.0 days 7.5 days 574