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Appendix removal is a surgical procedure, either through keyhole surgery or open surgery. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for the removal of the appendix without complications, malignant cancer or peritonitis.

Appendix removal: average length of stay

In 2013–14, there were a total of 104 stays for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 104 2.6 days 2.0 days 267
2012–13 98 2.5 days 2.0 days 244
2011–12 105 2.5 days 2.0 days 262
2010–11 118 2.7 days 2.1 days 323
2009–10 124 2.7 days 2.1 days 333

This focuses on treating diseases and problems affecting the ears, nose and throat, as well as the head and neck.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose, and throat surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days. It also shows the median waiting time for myringoplasty, myringotomy, septoplasty, tonsillectomy, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for those procedures.

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 182 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 99 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 477 182 days 99 days
2014–15 499 242 days 119 days
2013–14 449 139 days 113 days
2012–13 406 182 days 104 days
2011–12 324 232 days 95 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 477 0.0% 0.6%
2014–15 499 0.0% 2.5%
2013–14 449 0.0% 3.1%
2012–13 406 0.5% 3.6%
2011–12 324 12.0% 4.6%

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 337 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 168 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 13 337 days 168 days
2014–15 13 325 days 147 days
2013–14 13 302 days 177 days
2012–13 16 338 days 241 days
2011–12 14 359 days 287 days

Myringoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Myringotomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 328 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 225 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 81 328 days 225 days
2014–15 91 333 days 220 days
2013–14 76 321 days 179 days
2012–13 86 266 days 190 days
2011–12 49 352 days 188 days

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.9%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 81 0.0% 0.9%
2014–15 91 0.0% 3.8%
2013–14 76 0.0% 5.3%
2012–13 86 2.3% 9.5%
2011–12 49 NP 9.6%

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 112 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 126 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 157 112 days 126 days
2014–15 169 224 days 155 days
2013–14 147 84 days 133 days
2012–13 132 170 days 122 days
2011–12 119 214 days 112 days

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.9%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 157 0.0% 0.9%
2014–15 169 0.0% 3.2%
2013–14 147 0.0% 2.7%
2012–13 132 0.0% 3.5%
2011–12 119 7.6% 5.9%
Gallbladder removal, or cholecystectomy, is a surgical procedure generally performed to treat a patient for gallstones. The data presented here relate to patients who had their gallbladder removed using keyhole surgery and who stayed one or more nights without complications.

Gallbladder removal: average length of stay

In 2013–14, there were a total of 177 stays for gallbladder removal, of which 100% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 177 2.6 days 1.7 days 458
2012–13 180 2.5 days 1.7 days 450
2011–12 141 2.0 days 1.7 days 287
2010–11 164 2.6 days 1.7 days 424
2009–10 142 2.5 days 1.6 days 352

General surgery focuses on the organs of the abdomen (such as the stomach, intestines, gall bladder, liver and pancreas), and includes hernia repair and haemorrhoid removal. General surgeons may also treat diseases of the skin and breast.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days. It also shows the median waiting time for cholecystectomy, haemorrhoidectomy, inguinal herniorrhaphy, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for those procedures.

Surgery by general surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 58 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 33 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 904 58 days 33 days
2014–15 977 57 days 35 days
2013–14 1,031 50 days 35 days
2012–13 963 50 days 41 days
2011–12 852 75 days 47 days

Surgery by general surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by general surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 904 0.0% 0.2%
2014–15 977 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 1,031 0.0% 0.4%
2012–13 963 0.0% 0.8%
2011–12 852 1.8% 2.3%

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 72 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 39 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 129 72 days 39 days
2014–15 127 76 days 42 days
2013–14 134 58 days 41 days
2012–13 144 42 days 51 days
2011–12 133 71 days 60 days

Cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 129 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 127 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 134 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 144 0.0% 0.5%
2011–12 133 3.0% 2.7%

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 57 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 45 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 40 57 days 45 days
2014–15 41 81 days 56 days
2013–14 45 61 days 56 days
2012–13 62 65 days 59 days
2011–12 50 83 days 70 days

Haemorrhoidectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 40 NP 0.3%
2014–15 41 NP 0.3%
2013–14 45 NP 0.6%
2012–13 62 0.0% 0.8%
2011–12 50 0.0% 4.2%

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 70 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 54 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 137 70 days 54 days
2014–15 168 76 days 53 days
2013–14 166 67 days 56 days
2012–13 157 67 days 66 days
2011–12 170 94 days 69 days

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 137 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 168 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 166 0.0% 0.4%
2012–13 157 0.0% 0.9%
2011–12 170 3.5% 3.3%

Vascular surgery focuses on blood vessels (veins and arteries), except for those in the heart (included in cardio-thoracic surgery) and brain (included in neurosurgery).

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days. It also shows the median waiting time for varicose vein ligation and stripping, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for that procedure.

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 <5 NP 77 days
2014–15 6 NP 148 days
2013–14 11 73 days 99 days
2012–13 9 NP 90 days
2011–12 8 NP 121 days

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

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by surgeons of specialties not covered in other sections, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days.

Surgery by other types of surgeon: median waiting times

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Surgery by other types of surgeon: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.