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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 67 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 67 2.6 days 1.9 days 174
2012–13 58 3.0 days 2.1 days 172
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 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 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2015–16 0 - 93 days
2014–15 90 34 days 74 days
2013–14 157 61 days 73 days
2012–13 138 259 days 79 days
2011–12 292 84 days 76 days

- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

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

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2015–16 0 - 4.8%
2014–15 90 0.0% 3.8%
2013–14 157 0.0% 3.8%
2012–13 138 28.3% 5.2%
2011–12 292 0.0% 3.7%

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Myringoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 0 - 42 days
2014–15 <5 NP 46 days
2013–14 0 - 51 days
2012–13 0 - 43 days
2011–12 22 80 days 47 days

- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

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

Myringotomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 0 - 249 days
2014–15 6 NP 166 days
2013–14 23 68 days 161 days
2012–13 8 NP 228 days
2011–12 10 90 days 148 days

- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

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

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2015–16 0 - 160 days
2014–15 45 32 days 95 days
2013–14 87 50 days 85 days
2012–13 78 362 days 107 days
2011–12 105 89 days 90 days

- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 0 - 4.5%
2014–15 45 NP 3.7%
2013–14 87 0.0% 2.6%
2012–13 78 39.7% 5.4%
2011–12 105 0.0% 4.1%

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days. It also shows the median waiting time for cataract extraction, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days.

Surgery by eye surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons was 317 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 197 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 957 317 days 197 days
2014–15 936 324 days 162 days
2013–14 864 281 days 204 days
2012–13 820 288 days 230 days
2011–12 723 296 days 228 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons 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
2015–16 957 0.3% 7.7%
2014–15 936 0.0% 6.2%
2013–14 864 2.4% 9.3%
2012–13 820 2.4% 8.5%
2011–12 723 14.7% 8.6%

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 331 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 249 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 774 331 days 249 days
2014–15 770 335 days 200 days
2013–14 693 321 days 229 days
2012–13 628 324 days 257 days
2011–12 585 322 days 267 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction 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
2015–16 774 0.4% 8.4%
2014–15 770 0.0% 6.6%
2013–14 693 3.0% 9.5%
2012–13 628 3.0% 8.4%
2011–12 585 16.2% 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 2013–14, 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
2013–14 141 2.1 days 2.0 days 299
2012–13 154 1.9 days 2.0 days 294
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.

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 906 28 days 29 days
2014–15 1,014 30 days 28 days
2013–14 1,091 42 days 28 days
2012–13 1,085 33 days 30 days
2011–12 954 31 days 31 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 1.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 906 0.0% 1.4%
2014–15 1,014 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 1,091 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 1,085 0.1% 2.7%
2011–12 954 0.8% 2.0%

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 63 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 52 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 124 63 days 52 days
2014–15 142 45 days 53 days
2013–14 171 52 days 50 days
2012–13 167 66 days 58 days
2011–12 153 56 days 57 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 1.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 124 0.0% 1.3%
2014–15 142 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 171 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 167 0.0% 3.4%
2011–12 153 0.0% 2.4%

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 70 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 67 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 13 70 days 67 days
2014–15 27 75 days 67 days
2013–14 5 NP 64 days
2012–13 10 83 days 68 days
2011–12 5 NP 60 days

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

Haemorrhoidectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

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

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 96 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 68 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 75 96 days 68 days
2014–15 84 62 days 68 days
2013–14 71 65 days 69 days
2012–13 106 55 days 75 days
2011–12 85 51 days 67 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 3.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 75 0.0% 3.3%
2014–15 84 0.0% 4.7%
2013–14 71 0.0% 4.0%
2012–13 106 0.0% 6.6%
2011–12 85 1.2% 4.6%

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.

Surgery by vascular surgeons: median waiting times

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

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

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

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 7 NP 152 days
2014–15 8 NP 121 days
2013–14 10 198 days 154 days
2012–13 <5 NP 114 days
2011–12 <5 NP 116 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, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon was 3 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 11 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 42 3 days 11 days
2014–15 37 14 days 12 days
2013–14 26 4 days 10 days
2012–13 30 5 days 17 days
2011–12 24 5 days 15 days

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.