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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 281 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
2011–12 280 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 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 20 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 78 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 158 20 days 78 days
2011–12 289 216 days 77 days
2010–11 181 31 days 72 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 0 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 58 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 29 0 days 58 days
2011–12 38 93 days 53 days
2010–11 22 33 days 43 days

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 321 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 261 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
In 2010–11 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 16 321 days 261 days
2011–12 24 302 days 200 days
2010–11 5 - 144 days

In 2010–11 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 0 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 108 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 45 0 days 108 days
2011–12 139 339 days 102 days
2010–11 86 73 days 95 days

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

In 2012–13, 22.8% of patients waited longer than 365 days for ear, nose and throat surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 7.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 158 22.8% 7.2%
2011–12 289 23.5% 5.7%
2010–11 181 0.6% 6.4%

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, 6.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for myringotomy 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
2012–13 29 6.9% 1.4%
2011–12 38 26.3% 1.2%
2010–11 22 0.0% 1.0%

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 43.8% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 25.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
In 2010–11 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 16 43.8% 25.3%
2011–12 24 29.2% 15.3%
2010–11 5 - 14.0%

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 31.1% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy 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
2012–13 45 31.1% 8.4%
2011–12 139 25.9% 6.7%
2010–11 86 1.2% 7.2%

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 2011–12, there were a total of 163 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
2011–12 163 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.

All general surgery: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for general surgery was 24 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 29 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 2,159 24 days 29 days
2011–12 2,228 26 days 31 days
2010–11 1,487 35 days 32 days

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 59 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 57 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 189 59 days 57 days
2011–12 206 43 days 62 days
2010–11 143 65 days 62 days

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 36 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 75 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 51 36 days 75 days
2011–12 60 27 days 77 days
2010–11 26 142 days 69 days

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 86 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 73 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 132 86 days 73 days
2011–12 120 73 days 71 days
2010–11 87 105 days 73 days

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

In 2012–13, 0.6% of patients waited longer than 365 days for general surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.8%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 2,159 0.6% 2.8%
2011–12 2,228 0.5% 3.1%
2010–11 1,487 0.8% 3.0%

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 2.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 189 0.0% 2.7%
2011–12 206 0.5% 4.7%
2010–11 143 1.4% 4.1%

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 7.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 51 0.0% 7.7%
2011–12 60 0.0% 4.0%
2010–11 26 7.7% 3.7%

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 3.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy 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
2012–13 132 3.0% 5.3%
2011–12 120 0.8% 6.8%
2010–11 87 1.1% 6.7%

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.

All plastic surgery: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for plastic surgery was 1 day at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 26 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
In 2010–11 there were no patients who had this surgery.
2012–13 29 1 day 26 days
2011–12 16 30 days 27 days
2010–11 0 - 27 days

In 2010–11 there were no patients who had this surgery.

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

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for plastic surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
In 2010–11 there were no patients who had this surgery.
2012–13 29 0.0% 3.0%
2011–12 16 0.0% 4.2%
2010–11 0 - 4.4%

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).

All vascular surgery: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for vascular surgery was 26 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 18 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
In 2010–11 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 108 26 days 18 days
2011–12 81 24 days 19 days
2010–11 8 - 21 days

In 2010–11 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for varicose vein ligation and stripping was 132 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 118 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 28 132 days 118 days
2011–12 35 34 days 106 days
2010–11 11 364 days 91 days

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

In 2012–13, 0.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for vascular surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
In 2010–11 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 108 0.9% 1.2%
2011–12 81 0.0% 1.5%
2010–11 8 - 2.4%

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 3.6% of patients waited longer than 365 days for varicose vein ligation and stripping at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 28 3.6% 8.2%
2011–12 35 8.6% 11.1%
2010–11 11 45.5% 9.3%