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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 37 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 37 1.9 days 2.0 days 70
2012–13 30 2.2 days 2.1 days 66
2011–12 33 2.0 days 2.1 days 66
2010–11 35 2.2 days 2.3 days 78
2009–10 64 2.3 days 2.3 days 146

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 77 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 60 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 112 77 days 60 days
2014–15 95 83 days 56 days
2013–14 127 101 days 71 days
2012–13 145 87 days 79 days
2011–12 124 107 days 68 days

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

In 2015–16, 1.8% 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 8.8%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 112 1.8% 8.8%
2014–15 95 4.2% 9.7%
2013–14 127 8.7% 10.4%
2012–13 145 7.6% 9.0%
2011–12 124 15.3% 5.6%

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

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

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, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 43 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 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 12 43 days 49 days
2014–15 6 NP 62 days
2013–14 14 68 days 63 days
2012–13 12 97 days 62 days
2011–12 8 NP 41 days

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 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 236 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 233 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 12 236 days 233 days
2014–15 5 NP 322 days
2013–14 23 343 days 258 days
2012–13 11 346 days 240 days
2011–12 5 NP 174 days

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 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 84 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 169 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 42 84 days 169 days
2014–15 29 85 days 153 days
2013–14 35 101 days 106 days
2012–13 46 106 days 130 days
2011–12 52 111 days 138 days

Tonsillectomy: 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 42 NP 13.6%
2014–15 29 NP 13.8%
2013–14 35 NP 11.6%
2012–13 46 NP 12.2%
2011–12 52 21.2% 9.8%

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 307 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 238 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 588 307 days 238 days
2014–15 641 309 days 239 days
2013–14 451 217 days 179 days
2012–13 476 309 days 165 days
2011–12 362 285 days 119 days

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

In 2015–16, 2.9% 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 4.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 588 2.9% 4.6%
2014–15 641 3.0% 5.1%
2013–14 451 3.3% 4.0%
2012–13 476 4.8% 5.1%
2011–12 362 5.8% 1.4%

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 308 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 252 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 526 308 days 252 days
2014–15 601 313 days 253 days
2013–14 439 215 days 202 days
2012–13 461 309 days 204 days
2011–12 347 285 days 147 days

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

In 2015–16, 3.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.9%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 526 3.0% 4.9%
2014–15 601 3.0% 5.0%
2013–14 439 3.2% 3.9%
2012–13 461 5.0% 5.4%
2011–12 347 6.1% 1.3%
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 64 stays for gallbladder removal, of which 98% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 63 1.7 days 1.7 days 109
2012–13 79 1.7 days 1.7 days 132
2011–12 76 1.8 days 1.8 days 140
2010–11 89 1.6 days 1.7 days 144
2009–10 65 1.6 days 1.8 days 104

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 22 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 31 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 681 22 days 31 days
2014–15 746 32 days 30 days
2013–14 713 29 days 31 days
2012–13 775 26 days 29 days
2011–12 756 21 days 30 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 0.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 681 0.0% 0.4%
2014–15 746 0.1% 0.3%
2013–14 713 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 775 0.0% 0.3%
2011–12 756 0.0% 0.5%

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 28 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 43 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 72 28 days 43 days
2014–15 74 42 days 42 days
2013–14 53 35 days 42 days
2012–13 91 33 days 41 days
2011–12 71 26 days 38 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 0.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 72 0.0% 0.2%
2014–15 74 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 53 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 91 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 71 0.0% 0.2%

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 50 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 55 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 28 50 days 55 days
2014–15 34 56 days 50 days
2013–14 27 51 days 54 days
2012–13 23 33 days 48 days
2011–12 28 23 days 43 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.

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 53 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 57 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 62 53 days 57 days
2014–15 73 51 days 51 days
2013–14 81 57 days 56 days
2012–13 73 36 days 49 days
2011–12 62 29 days 48 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 0.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 62 0.0% 0.2%
2014–15 73 0.0% 0.4%
2013–14 81 0.0% 0.4%
2012–13 73 0.0% 0.8%
2011–12 62 0.0% 1.1%

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.

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 17 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 16 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 15 17 days 16 days
2014–15 39 36 days 15 days
2013–14 17 22 days 15 days
2012–13 24 26 days 16 days
2011–12 28 24 days 16 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.