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Gynaecological

Gynaecological surgery focuses on the female reproductive organs.

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

Surgery by gynaecological surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 37 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 39 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 843 37 days 39 days
2014–15 889 43 days 42 days
2013–14 815 37 days 40 days
2012–13 562 26 days 36 days
2011–12 568 29 days 37 days

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

In 2015–16, 4.7% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 843 4.7% 1.1%
2014–15 889 1.8% 1.3%
2013–14 815 2.5% 0.6%
2012–13 562 1.8% 1.2%
2011–12 568 0.4% 1.4%

Hysterectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for hysterectomy was 107 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 70 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 137 107 days 70 days
2014–15 175 88 days 74 days
2013–14 164 82 days 68 days
2012–13 109 41 days 65 days
2011–12 131 54 days 66 days

Hysterectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 13.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysterectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 137 13.9% 2.7%
2014–15 175 2.9% 1.8%
2013–14 164 4.9% 1.1%
2012–13 109 0.9% 1.8%
2011–12 131 0.0% 3.3%

Gynaecological reconstructive procedures are repairs to the female reproductive system for conditions such as prolapse. The data presented here relate to women who stayed one or more nights for gynaecological reconstructive procedures without complications.

Gynaecological reconstructive procedures: average length of stay

In 2013–14, there were a total of 38 stays for gynaecological reconstructive procedures, of which 82% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 31 2.0 days 1.9 days 63
2012–13 29 2.2 days 1.9 days 65
2011–12 38 2.4 days 2.0 days 90
2010–11 42 2.3 days 2.2 days 95
2009–10 40 2.5 days 2.3 days 98

Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman's uterus (or womb). The data presented here relate to women who stayed one or more nights for a hysterectomy without complications and where there was no malignant cancer.

Hysterectomy: average length of stay

In 2013–14, there were a total of 104 stays for hysterectomy, of which 99% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 103 2.4 days 2.6 days 247
2012–13 71 2.4 days 2.7 days 172
2011–12 96 2.2 days 2.8 days 207
2010–11 143 2.3 days 2.9 days 324
2009–10 102 2.9 days 3.1 days 297