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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 51 stays for appendix removal, of which 88% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 45 1.7 days 2.0 days 78
2012–13 46 1.9 days 2.1 days 86
2011–12 34 1.8 days 2.1 days 61
2010–11 51 2.2 days 2.3 days 110
2009–10 41 2.4 days 2.3 days 98

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 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 - 60 days
2014–15 0 - 56 days
2013–14 20 1 day 71 days
2012–13 43 1 day 79 days
2011–12 42 1 day 68 days

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

Surgery by ear, nose and throat 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.

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16 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 1 day at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 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 13 1 day 49 days
2014–15 13 1 day 62 days
2013–14 5 NP 63 days
2012–13 11 1 day 62 days
2011–12 20 1 day 41 days

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Myringotomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

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

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

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

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 84 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 238 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 192 84 days 238 days
2014–15 185 80 days 239 days
2013–14 208 56 days 179 days
2012–13 180 83 days 165 days
2011–12 109 43 days 119 days

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

In 2015–16, 2.6% 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 4.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 192 2.6% 4.6%
2014–15 185 1.1% 5.1%
2013–14 208 0.0% 4.0%
2012–13 180 0.0% 5.1%
2011–12 109 0.0% 1.4%

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 83 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 252 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 146 83 days 252 days
2014–15 132 81 days 253 days
2013–14 169 59 days 202 days
2012–13 148 82 days 204 days
2011–12 84 43 days 147 days

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

In 2015–16, 3.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.9%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 146 3.4% 4.9%
2014–15 132 0.8% 5.0%
2013–14 169 0.0% 3.9%
2012–13 148 0.0% 5.4%
2011–12 84 0.0% 1.3%
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 61 stays for gallbladder removal, of which 48% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 29 2.0 days 1.7 days 57
2012–13 24 2.1 days 1.7 days 50
2011–12 37 1.9 days 1.8 days 69
2010–11 33 1.7 days 1.7 days 55
2009–10 38 1.3 days 1.8 days 51

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 35 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 31 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 386 35 days 31 days
2014–15 453 28 days 30 days
2013–14 543 29 days 31 days
2012–13 371 22 days 29 days
2011–12 381 19 days 30 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.3% 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 0.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 386 0.3% 0.4%
2014–15 453 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 543 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 371 0.0% 0.3%
2011–12 381 0.0% 0.5%

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 63 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 43 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 46 63 days 43 days
2014–15 32 60 days 42 days
2013–14 54 44 days 42 days
2012–13 41 48 days 41 days
2011–12 43 24 days 38 days

Cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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 46 NP 0.2%
2014–15 32 NP 0.2%
2013–14 54 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 41 NP 0.1%
2011–12 43 NP 0.2%

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 69 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 55 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 14 69 days 55 days
2014–15 11 82 days 50 days
2013–14 12 46 days 54 days
2012–13 11 15 days 48 days
2011–12 9 NP 43 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 82 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 57 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 31 82 days 57 days
2014–15 33 48 days 51 days
2013–14 25 45 days 56 days
2012–13 15 33 days 49 days
2011–12 22 34 days 48 days

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

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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.

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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.