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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 2011–12, there were a total of 105 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
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 surgical specialty treats diseases and problems affecting the ears, nose, throat, head and neck.

All ear, nose and throat surgery: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for ear, nose and throat surgery was 182 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 55 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 406 182 days 55 days
2011–12 324 232 days 57 days
2010–11 327 294 days 59 days

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 338 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 118 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 16 338 days 118 days
2011–12 14 359 days 94 days
2010–11 21 355 days 81 days

Myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13 there were no patients who had this surgery.

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 266 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 110 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 86 266 days 110 days
2011–12 49 352 days 90 days
2010–11 45 356 days 103 days

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 170 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 69 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 132 170 days 69 days
2011–12 119 214 days 77 days
2010–11 124 259 days 75 days

All ear, nose and throat surgery: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.5% of patients waited longer than 365 days for ear, nose and throat surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 406 0.5% 2.3%
2011–12 324 12.0% 2.3%
2010–11 327 7.0% 2.3%

Myringoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for myringoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 16 0.0% 5.2%
2011–12 14 42.9% 3.7%
2010–11 21 14.3% 3.7%

Myringotomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13 there were no patients who had this surgery.

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 2.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 86 2.3% 5.6%
2011–12 49 28.6% 4.6%
2010–11 45 13.3% 5.3%

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 132 0.0% 1.1%
2011–12 119 7.6% 2.1%
2010–11 124 3.2% 1.7%

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 2011–12, there were a total of 141 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
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.

All general surgery: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for general surgery was 50 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 36 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 963 50 days 36 days
2011–12 852 75 days 39 days
2010–11 823 71 days 36 days

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 42 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 43 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 144 42 days 43 days
2011–12 133 71 days 50 days
2010–11 126 82 days 44 days

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 65 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 62 65 days 49 days
2011–12 50 83 days 64 days
2010–11 40 71 days 50 days

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 67 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 58 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 157 67 days 58 days
2011–12 170 94 days 63 days
2010–11 113 84 days 56 days

All general surgery: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for general surgery 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
2012–13 963 0.0% 0.9%
2011–12 852 1.8% 2.3%
2010–11 823 1.8% 1.5%

Cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 144 0.0% 0.5%
2011–12 133 3.0% 2.8%
2010–11 126 4.0% 1.9%

Haemorrhoidectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for haemorrhoidectomy 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
2012–13 62 0.0% 0.9%
2011–12 50 0.0% 2.6%
2010–11 40 0.0% 2.4%

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

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.8%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 157 0.0% 0.8%
2011–12 170 3.5% 3.5%
2010–11 113 3.5% 2.3%

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).

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

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

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.