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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 199 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
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 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 34 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 78 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 758 34 days 78 days
2011–12 712 55 days 77 days
2010–11 734 45 days 72 days

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 94 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 134 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 28 94 days 134 days
2011–12 22 97 days 114 days
2010–11 23 88 days 119 days

Myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 38 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 76 38 days 58 days
2011–12 121 63 days 53 days
2010–11 125 53 days 43 days

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 147 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 261 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 22 147 days 261 days
2011–12 34 90 days 200 days
2010–11 22 112 days 144 days

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 38 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 108 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 162 38 days 108 days
2011–12 194 63 days 102 days
2010–11 226 62 days 95 days

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

In 2012–13, 1.2% 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
2012–13 758 1.2% 7.2%
2011–12 712 0.4% 5.7%
2010–11 734 0.1% 6.4%

Myringoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for myringoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 11.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 28 0.0% 11.7%
2011–12 22 0.0% 14.0%
2010–11 23 0.0% 13.8%

Myringotomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% 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 76 0.0% 1.4%
2011–12 121 0.0% 1.2%
2010–11 125 0.0% 1.0%

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 13.6% 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
2012–13 22 13.6% 25.3%
2011–12 34 0.0% 15.3%
2010–11 22 4.5% 14.0%

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.6% 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
2012–13 162 0.6% 8.4%
2011–12 194 1.0% 6.7%
2010–11 226 0.0% 7.2%

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

All eye surgery: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for eye surgery was 3 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 160 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 340 3 days 160 days
2011–12 472 7 days 154 days
2010–11 379 2 days 123 days

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 3 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 187 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 323 3 days 187 days
2011–12 458 7 days 202 days
2010–11 359 2 days 173 days

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

In 2012–13, 0.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for eye surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 6.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 340 0.3% 6.4%
2011–12 472 0.0% 9.4%
2010–11 379 0.0% 8.1%

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

In 2012–13, 0.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.8%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 323 0.3% 5.8%
2011–12 458 0.0% 10.4%
2010–11 359 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 2011–12, there were a total of 162 stays for gallbladder removal, of which 88% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
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.

All general surgery: median waiting times

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 887 29 days 29 days
2011–12 814 28 days 31 days
2010–11 1,094 64 days 32 days

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 89 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 57 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 139 89 days 57 days
2011–12 122 105 days 62 days
2010–11 248 115 days 62 days

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 210 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 75 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
In 2011–12 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 11 210 days 75 days
2011–12 5 - 77 days
2010–11 16 96 days 69 days

In 2011–12 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 205 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 64 205 days 73 days
2011–12 64 102 days 71 days
2010–11 98 115 days 73 days

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

In 2012–13, 3.3% 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
2012–13 887 3.3% 2.8%
2011–12 814 1.2% 3.1%
2010–11 1,094 1.4% 3.0%

Cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 2.9% 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
2012–13 139 2.9% 2.7%
2011–12 122 0.0% 4.7%
2010–11 248 0.8% 4.1%

Haemorrhoidectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 9.1% 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
In 2011–12 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 11 9.1% 7.7%
2011–12 5 - 4.0%
2010–11 16 0.0% 3.7%

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

In 2012–13, 6.3% 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 64 6.3% 5.3%
2011–12 64 0.0% 6.8%
2010–11 98 0.0% 6.7%

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 18 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 18 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 15 18 days 18 days
2011–12 20 20 days 19 days
2010–11 11 15 days 21 days

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
In 2011–12 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 8 - 118 days
2011–12 6 - 106 days
2010–11 26 192 days 91 days

In 2011–12 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

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

In 2012–13, 0.0% 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
2012–13 15 0.0% 1.2%
2011–12 20 0.0% 1.5%
2010–11 11 0.0% 2.4%

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

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
In 2011–12 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 8 - 8.2%
2011–12 6 - 11.1%
2010–11 26 15.4% 9.3%