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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 232 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
2013–14 232 2.2 days 1.9 days 519
2012–13 320 2.2 days 2.1 days 707
2011–12 280 2.2 days 2.1 days 627
2010–11 278 2.2 days 2.1 days 599
2009–10 214 2.4 days 2.2 days 509

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 43 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 74 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 1,078 43 days 74 days
2014–15 620 36 days 78 days
2013–14 339 40 days 79 days
2012–13 158 20 days 74 days
2011–12 289 216 days 69 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat 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 ear, nose and throat surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 1,078 0.6% 5.6%
2014–15 620 0.0% 4.7%
2013–14 339 1.8% 4.9%
2012–13 158 22.8% 8.2%
2011–12 289 23.5% 7.3%

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 82 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 209 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 32 82 days 209 days
2014–15 32 52 days 124 days
2013–14 5 NP 98 days
2012–13 <5 NP 103 days
2011–12 9 NP 109 days

NP 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 38 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 56 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 129 38 days 56 days
2014–15 81 37 days 55 days
2013–14 66 43 days 59 days
2012–13 29 0 days 32 days
2011–12 38 93 days 38 days

Myringotomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 129 0.0% 1.9%
2014–15 81 0.0% 0.4%
2013–14 66 0.0% 0.9%
2012–13 29 NP 2.8%
2011–12 38 NP 3.2%

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 57 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 217 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 116 57 days 217 days
2014–15 35 42 days 246 days
2013–14 16 52 days 289 days
2012–13 16 321 days 271 days
2011–12 24 302 days 160 days

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 1.7% 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 116 1.7% 12.7%
2014–15 35 NP 11.2%
2013–14 16 NP 17.1%
2012–13 16 NP 19.6%
2011–12 24 NP 13.8%

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 45 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 130 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 429 45 days 130 days
2014–15 231 38 days 135 days
2013–14 167 37 days 123 days
2012–13 45 0 days 111 days
2011–12 139 339 days 103 days

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.3%.

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.
2015–16 429 0.0% 5.3%
2014–15 231 0.0% 4.4%
2013–14 167 1.8% 4.1%
2012–13 45 NP 10.6%
2011–12 139 25.9% 9.4%

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 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

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

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

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 167 stays for gallbladder removal, of which 99% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 166 2.3 days 2.0 days 374
2012–13 182 2.3 days 2.0 days 421
2011–12 163 2.5 days 1.9 days 400
2010–11 183 2.3 days 1.9 days 416
2009–10 152 2.3 days 2.0 days 357

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 3,054 27 days 33 days
2014–15 3,198 26 days 33 days
2013–14 2,932 33 days 35 days
2012–13 2,159 24 days 35 days
2011–12 2,228 26 days 35 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.1% 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 0.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 3,054 0.1% 0.7%
2014–15 3,198 0.1% 0.6%
2013–14 2,932 0.4% 1.0%
2012–13 2,159 0.6% 1.6%
2011–12 2,228 0.5% 1.7%

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 42 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 277 30 days 42 days
2014–15 289 29 days 42 days
2013–14 337 64 days 49 days
2012–13 189 59 days 53 days
2011–12 206 43 days 50 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 0.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 277 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 289 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 337 0.3% 0.5%
2012–13 189 0.0% 1.5%
2011–12 206 0.5% 1.1%

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 36 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 51 36 days 49 days
2014–15 62 35 days 51 days
2013–14 70 68 days 62 days
2012–13 51 36 days 67 days
2011–12 60 27 days 54 days

Haemorrhoidectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for haemorrhoidectomy 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 51 0.0% 0.4%
2014–15 62 0.0% 0.8%
2013–14 70 2.9% 2.0%
2012–13 51 0.0% 3.3%
2011–12 60 0.0% 2.7%

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 34 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 51 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 351 34 days 51 days
2014–15 311 33 days 51 days
2013–14 289 82 days 64 days
2012–13 132 86 days 70 days
2011–12 120 73 days 63 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 0.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 351 0.0% 0.6%
2014–15 311 0.0% 0.5%
2013–14 289 0.3% 1.1%
2012–13 132 3.0% 2.3%
2011–12 120 0.8% 2.2%

Plastic surgery involves the modification or reconstruction of the visible physical features of the body. It is commonly performed on people who have suffered severe injuries or burns, people who were born with physical malformations, or people whose physical appearance has been affected by a disease.

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

Surgery by plastic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2015–16 0 - 19 days
2014–15 0 - 16 days
2013–14 35 15 days 23 days
2012–13 29 1 day 22 days
2011–12 16 30 days 19 days

- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

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

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

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.

Surgery by vascular surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 21 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 25 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 152 21 days 25 days
2014–15 119 24 days 22 days
2013–14 152 23 days 22 days
2012–13 108 26 days 21 days
2011–12 81 24 days 21 days

Surgery by vascular 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 vascular surgeons 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
2015–16 152 0.0% 3.3%
2014–15 119 1.7% 4.8%
2013–14 152 0.0% 3.8%
2012–13 108 0.9% 3.3%
2011–12 81 0.0% 2.8%

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for varicose vein ligation and stripping was 48 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 110 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 21 48 days 110 days
2014–15 12 122 days 110 days
2013–14 32 79 days 112 days
2012–13 28 132 days 122 days
2011–12 35 34 days 111 days

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 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Surgery by other types of surgeon: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.