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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 33 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 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 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 87 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 86 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 145 87 days 86 days
2011–12 124 107 days 77 days
2010–11 134 125 days 78 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, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 97 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 45 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 12 97 days 45 days
2011–12 8 - 36 days
2010–11 14 79 days 44 days

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

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 346 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 156 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 11 346 days 156 days
2011–12 5 - 110 days
2010–11 16 337 days 139 days

In 2011–12 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 106 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 135 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 46 106 days 135 days
2011–12 52 111 days 118 days
2010–11 53 135 days 122 days

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

In 2012–13, 7.6% of patients waited longer than 365 days for ear, nose and throat surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.9%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 145 7.6% 5.9%
2011–12 124 15.3% 2.9%
2010–11 134 14.9% 2.9%

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, 8.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for myringotomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.9%.

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 12 8.3% 1.9%
2011–12 8 - 0.0%
2010–11 14 0.0% 0.0%

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 18.2% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 12.7%.

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 11 18.2% 12.7%
2011–12 5 - 4.0%
2010–11 16 18.8% 3.9%

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 10.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 46 10.9% 8.1%
2011–12 52 21.2% 4.4%
2010–11 53 22.6% 4.2%

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 308 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 140 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 489 308 days 140 days
2011–12 380 285 days 103 days
2010–11 400 294 days 107 days

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 309 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 181 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 474 309 days 181 days
2011–12 365 285 days 162 days
2010–11 393 293 days 123 days

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

In 2012–13, 4.7% of patients waited longer than 365 days for eye surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 489 4.7% 1.5%
2011–12 380 5.5% 1.7%
2010–11 400 7.5% 2.5%

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

In 2012–13, 4.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.8%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 474 4.9% 1.8%
2011–12 365 5.8% 2.1%
2010–11 393 7.1% 2.7%

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 76 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 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.

All general surgery: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for general surgery was 26 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 27 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 775 26 days 27 days
2011–12 756 21 days 28 days
2010–11 795 28 days 24 days

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 33 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 39 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 91 33 days 39 days
2011–12 71 26 days 36 days
2010–11 83 39 days 34 days

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 33 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 37 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 23 33 days 37 days
2011–12 28 23 days 33 days
2010–11 17 50 days 33 days

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 36 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 42 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 73 36 days 42 days
2011–12 62 29 days 40 days
2010–11 85 40 days 35 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 0.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 775 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 756 0.0% 0.2%
2010–11 795 0.3% 0.2%

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 0.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 91 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 71 0.0% 0.5%
2010–11 83 0.0% 0.0%

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 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 23 0.0% 0.0%
2011–12 28 0.0% 1.4%
2010–11 17 0.0% 0.0%

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 0.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 73 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 62 0.0% 0.4%
2010–11 85 0.0% 0.0%

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.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
In 2011–12 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 7 - 90 days
2011–12 7 - 90 days
2010–11 10 145 days 118 days

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

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.

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.
In 2011–12 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 7 - 0.0%
2011–12 7 - 2.8%
2010–11 10 0.0% 1.3%