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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 70 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 70 2.8 days 2.1 days 198
2010–11 57 2.8 days 2.1 days 157
2009–10 75 3.1 days 2.2 days 230

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 259 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 78 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 138 259 days 78 days
2011–12 292 84 days 77 days
2010–11 269 86 days 72 days

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

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

Myringotomy: median waiting times

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
In 2012–13 there were no patients who had this surgery.
2012–13 0 - 58 days
2011–12 22 80 days 53 days
2010–11 36 38 days 43 days

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

Septoplasty: median waiting times

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 8 - 261 days
2011–12 10 90 days 200 days
2010–11 13 83 days 144 days

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

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 362 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 108 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 78 362 days 108 days
2011–12 105 89 days 102 days
2010–11 152 138 days 95 days

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

In 2012–13, 28.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for ear, nose and throat surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 7.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 138 28.3% 7.2%
2011–12 292 0.0% 5.7%
2010–11 269 0.0% 6.4%

Myringoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

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

Myringotomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

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

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
In 2012–13 there were no patients who had this surgery.
2012–13 0 - 1.4%
2011–12 22 0.0% 1.2%
2010–11 36 0.0% 1.0%

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

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

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 8 - 25.3%
2011–12 10 0.0% 15.3%
2010–11 13 0.0% 14.0%

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 39.7% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 78 39.7% 8.4%
2011–12 105 0.0% 6.7%
2010–11 152 0.0% 7.2%

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

All eye surgery: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for eye surgery was 285 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 160 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 843 285 days 160 days
2011–12 743 288 days 154 days
2010–11 591 209 days 123 days

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 316 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 187 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 651 316 days 187 days
2011–12 605 313 days 202 days
2010–11 446 250 days 173 days

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

In 2012–13, 2.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for eye surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 6.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 843 2.4% 6.4%
2011–12 743 14.3% 9.4%
2010–11 591 5.2% 8.1%

Cataract extraction: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 2.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.8%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 651 2.9% 5.8%
2011–12 605 15.7% 10.4%
2010–11 446 6.5% 9.2%

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 142 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
2011–12 142 2.0 days 1.9 days 284
2010–11 135 2.3 days 1.9 days 308
2009–10 119 1.9 days 2.0 days 223

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 32 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 29 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 1,085 32 days 29 days
2011–12 954 31 days 31 days
2010–11 1,015 28 days 32 days

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 64 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 57 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 167 64 days 57 days
2011–12 153 56 days 62 days
2010–11 152 45 days 62 days

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 83 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 75 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
In 2011–12 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 10 83 days 75 days
2011–12 5 - 77 days
2010–11 19 53 days 69 days

In 2011–12 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 55 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 73 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 106 55 days 73 days
2011–12 85 51 days 71 days
2010–11 93 45 days 73 days

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

In 2012–13, 0.1% of patients waited longer than 365 days for general surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.8%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 1,085 0.1% 2.8%
2011–12 954 0.8% 3.1%
2010–11 1,015 0.0% 3.0%

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 2.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 167 0.0% 2.7%
2011–12 153 0.0% 4.7%
2010–11 152 0.0% 4.1%

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 7.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
In 2011–12 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 10 0.0% 7.7%
2011–12 5 - 4.0%
2010–11 19 0.0% 3.7%

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 5.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 106 0.0% 5.3%
2011–12 85 1.2% 6.8%
2010–11 93 0.0% 6.7%

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.