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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 55 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 55 1.8 days 2.0 days 98
2012–13 47 1.9 days 2.1 days 91
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 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 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: 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 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 5 NP 160 days
2014–15 <5 NP 95 days
2013–14 <5 NP 85 days
2012–13 <5 NP 107 days
2011–12 10 68 days 90 days

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

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

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

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 279 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 197 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 170 279 days 197 days
2014–15 184 237 days 162 days
2013–14 204 319 days 204 days
2012–13 243 331 days 230 days
2011–12 229 354 days 228 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.6% 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
2015–16 170 0.6% 7.7%
2014–15 184 0.5% 6.2%
2013–14 204 0.5% 9.3%
2012–13 243 0.0% 8.5%
2011–12 229 20.5% 8.6%

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 278 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 249 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 159 278 days 249 days
2014–15 174 237 days 200 days
2013–14 195 319 days 229 days
2012–13 228 330 days 257 days
2011–12 211 351 days 267 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.6% 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
2015–16 159 0.6% 8.4%
2014–15 174 0.6% 6.6%
2013–14 195 0.5% 9.5%
2012–13 228 0.0% 8.4%
2011–12 211 18.5% 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 2013–14, there were a total of 68 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 68 1.7 days 1.3 days 115
2012–13 61 1.8 days 1.3 days 107
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.

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 371 46 days 29 days
2014–15 363 49 days 28 days
2013–14 377 35 days 28 days
2012–13 350 28 days 30 days
2011–12 293 45 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
2015–16 371 0.0% 1.4%
2014–15 363 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 377 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 350 0.0% 2.7%
2011–12 293 0.0% 2.0%

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 30 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 66 30 days 52 days
2014–15 70 56 days 53 days
2013–14 70 28 days 50 days
2012–13 60 33 days 58 days
2011–12 59 49 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 66 0.0% 1.3%
2014–15 70 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 70 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 60 0.0% 3.4%
2011–12 59 0.0% 2.4%

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16 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 58 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 72 58 days 68 days
2014–15 46 78 days 68 days
2013–14 54 53 days 69 days
2012–13 51 56 days 75 days
2011–12 43 68 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 72 0.0% 3.3%
2014–15 46 NP 4.7%
2013–14 54 0.0% 4.0%
2012–13 51 0.0% 6.6%
2011–12 43 NP 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.

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

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.