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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 221 stays for appendix removal, of which 99% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 219 1.9 days 1.9 days 407
2012–13 172 1.9 days 2.1 days 324
2011–12 197 2.0 days 2.1 days 393
2010–11 160 2.0 days 2.1 days 322
2009–10 174 1.9 days 2.2 days 338

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 67 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 93 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 1,171 67 days 93 days
2014–15 1,179 66 days 74 days
2013–14 907 46 days 73 days
2012–13 758 34 days 79 days
2011–12 712 55 days 76 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat 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 ear, nose and throat surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.8%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 1,171 0.0% 4.8%
2014–15 1,179 0.0% 3.8%
2013–14 907 0.0% 3.8%
2012–13 758 1.2% 5.2%
2011–12 712 0.4% 3.7%

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 100 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 109 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 26 100 days 109 days
2014–15 31 75 days 85 days
2013–14 36 74 days 111 days
2012–13 28 94 days 105 days
2011–12 22 97 days 89 days

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 48 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 89 48 days 42 days
2014–15 107 59 days 46 days
2013–14 114 61 days 51 days
2012–13 76 38 days 43 days
2011–12 121 63 days 47 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 1.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 89 0.0% 1.1%
2014–15 107 0.0% 1.4%
2013–14 114 0.0% 1.4%
2012–13 76 0.0% 0.3%
2011–12 121 0.0% 0.6%

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 305 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 89 305 days 249 days
2014–15 45 79 days 166 days
2013–14 49 73 days 161 days
2012–13 22 147 days 228 days
2011–12 34 90 days 148 days

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 10.4%.

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 89 0.0% 10.4%
2014–15 45 NP 8.5%
2013–14 49 NP 8.2%
2012–13 22 NP 20.5%
2011–12 34 NP 10.8%

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 232 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 160 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 354 232 days 160 days
2014–15 436 78 days 95 days
2013–14 226 57 days 85 days
2012–13 162 38 days 107 days
2011–12 194 63 days 90 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 4.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 354 0.0% 4.5%
2014–15 436 0.0% 3.7%
2013–14 226 0.0% 2.6%
2012–13 162 0.6% 5.4%
2011–12 194 1.0% 4.1%

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 212 14 days 197 days
2014–15 384 7 days 162 days
2013–14 556 4 days 204 days
2012–13 340 3 days 230 days
2011–12 472 7 days 228 days

Surgery by eye 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 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
2015–16 212 0.0% 7.7%
2014–15 384 0.0% 6.2%
2013–14 556 0.0% 9.3%
2012–13 340 0.3% 8.5%
2011–12 472 0.0% 8.6%

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 14 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 249 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 207 14 days 249 days
2014–15 374 7 days 200 days
2013–14 544 4 days 229 days
2012–13 323 3 days 257 days
2011–12 458 7 days 267 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.0% 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
2015–16 207 0.0% 8.4%
2014–15 374 0.0% 6.6%
2013–14 544 0.0% 9.5%
2012–13 323 0.3% 8.4%
2011–12 458 0.0% 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 159 stays for gallbladder removal, of which 96% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 153 1.8 days 2.0 days 271
2012–13 134 2.5 days 2.0 days 338
2011–12 142 2.1 days 1.9 days 295
2010–11 215 1.7 days 1.9 days 371
2009–10 160 2.0 days 2.0 days 325

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 41 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 1,264 41 days 29 days
2014–15 1,307 52 days 28 days
2013–14 917 29 days 28 days
2012–13 887 29 days 30 days
2011–12 814 28 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 1,264 0.0% 1.4%
2014–15 1,307 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 917 0.3% 1.8%
2012–13 887 3.3% 2.7%
2011–12 814 1.2% 2.0%

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 62 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 52 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 243 62 days 52 days
2014–15 230 73 days 53 days
2013–14 136 49 days 50 days
2012–13 139 89 days 58 days
2011–12 122 105 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
2015–16 243 0.0% 1.3%
2014–15 230 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 136 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 139 2.9% 3.4%
2011–12 122 0.0% 2.4%

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 199 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 67 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 12 199 days 67 days
2014–15 21 81 days 67 days
2013–14 15 64 days 64 days
2012–13 11 210 days 68 days
2011–12 5 NP 60 days

NP 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 72 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 93 72 days 68 days
2014–15 149 75 days 68 days
2013–14 73 69 days 69 days
2012–13 64 205 days 75 days
2011–12 64 102 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
2015–16 93 0.0% 3.3%
2014–15 149 0.0% 4.7%
2013–14 73 1.4% 4.0%
2012–13 64 6.3% 6.6%
2011–12 64 0.0% 4.6%

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, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons was 28 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 26 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2015–16 138 28 days 26 days
2014–15 52 13 days 30 days
2013–14 0 - 48 days
2012–13 0 - 30 days
2011–12 0 - 28 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, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2015–16 138 0.0% 5.1%
2014–15 52 0.0% 4.2%
2013–14 0 - 5.7%
2012–13 0 - 3.9%
2011–12 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).

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 15 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 19 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 106 15 days 19 days
2014–15 28 20 days 17 days
2013–14 10 19 days 17 days
2012–13 15 18 days 18 days
2011–12 20 20 days 20 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 0.5%.

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.
2015–16 106 0.0% 0.5%
2014–15 28 NP 1.1%
2013–14 10 NP 1.3%
2012–13 15 NP 0.8%
2011–12 20 NP 0.8%

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

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

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

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