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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 45 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 45 2.1 days 2.1 days 94
2010–11 49 2.1 days 2.1 days 105
2009–10 55 2.5 days 2.2 days 136

This surgical specialty treats diseases and problems affecting the ears, nose, throat, head and neck.

Tonsillectomy: 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 2010–11 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 <5 - unpeered
2011–12 10 68 days unpeered
2010–11 6 - unpeered

In 2010–11 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.

Tonsillectomy: 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 2010–11 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 <5 - unpeered
2011–12 10 0.0% unpeered
2010–11 6 - unpeered

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 330 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 253 330 days unpeered
2011–12 240 353 days unpeered
2010–11 232 322 days unpeered

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 330 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 238 330 days unpeered
2011–12 222 351 days unpeered
2010–11 211 321 days unpeered

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

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for eye surgery at this hospital

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 253 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 240 20.0% unpeered
2010–11 232 2.2% unpeered

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

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 238 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 222 18.0% unpeered
2010–11 211 1.4% unpeered

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 54 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 54 1.6 days 1.3 days 87
2010–11 49 1.8 days 1.4 days 86
2009–10 38 1.4 days 1.4 days 55

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 28 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 350 28 days unpeered
2011–12 293 45 days unpeered
2010–11 284 69 days unpeered

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 33 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 60 33 days unpeered
2011–12 59 49 days unpeered
2010–11 56 59 days unpeered

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13 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 56 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 51 56 days unpeered
2011–12 43 68 days unpeered
2010–11 38 220 days unpeered

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

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 350 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 293 0.0% unpeered
2010–11 284 0.4% unpeered

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.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 60 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 59 0.0% unpeered
2010–11 56 0.0% unpeered

Haemorrhoidectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

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

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.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 51 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 43 0.0% unpeered
2010–11 38 2.6% unpeered

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.