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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 2012–13, there were a total of 49 stays for appendix removal, of which 94% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
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 surgical specialty treats diseases and problems affecting the ears, nose, throat, head and neck.

All ear, nose and throat surgery: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for ear, nose and throat surgery was 1 day at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 80 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 20 1 day 80 days
2012–13 43 1 day 86 days
2011–12 42 1 day 77 days
2010–11 41 1 day 78 days

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2013–14 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
In 2011–2014 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2013–14 <5 - 73 days
2012–13 5 - 27 days
2011–12 6 - 61 days
2010–11 12 1 day 38 days

In 2011–2014 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2013–14 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
In 2013–14 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2013–14 5 - 51 days
2012–13 11 1 day 45 days
2011–12 20 1 day 36 days
2010–11 11 1 day 44 days

In 2013–14 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2013–14 there were no patients who had this surgery.

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2013–14 there were no patients who had this surgery.

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

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for ear, nose and throat surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2013–14 20 0.0% 4.4%
2012–13 43 0.0% 5.9%
2011–12 42 0.0% 2.9%
2010–11 41 0.0% 2.9%

Myringoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14 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 2011–2014 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2013–14 <5 - 1.6%
2012–13 5 - 5.4%
2011–12 6 - 3.5%
2010–11 12 0.0% 3.8%

Myringotomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14 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 2013–14 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2013–14 5 - 0.0%
2012–13 11 0.0% 1.9%
2011–12 20 0.0% 0.0%
2010–11 11 0.0% 0.0%

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14 there were no patients who had this surgery.

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14 there were no patients who had this surgery.

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

All eye surgery: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for eye surgery was 56 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 82 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 208 56 days 82 days
2012–13 180 83 days 140 days
2011–12 109 43 days 103 days
2010–11 131 56 days 107 days

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 59 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 93 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 169 59 days 93 days
2012–13 148 82 days 181 days
2011–12 84 43 days 162 days
2010–11 105 56 days 123 days

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

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for eye surgery 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
2013–14 208 0.0% 0.6%
2012–13 180 0.0% 1.5%
2011–12 109 0.0% 1.7%
2010–11 131 0.0% 2.5%

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

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction 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
2013–14 169 0.0% 0.6%
2012–13 148 0.0% 1.8%
2011–12 84 0.0% 2.1%
2010–11 105 0.0% 2.7%

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 2012–13, there were a total of 51 stays for gallbladder removal, of which 47% were overnight stays.

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

All general surgery: median waiting times

In 2013–14, 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
2013–14 543 29 days 29 days
2012–13 371 22 days 27 days
2011–12 381 19 days 28 days
2010–11 292 17 days 24 days

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 44 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 40 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 54 44 days 40 days
2012–13 41 48 days 39 days
2011–12 43 24 days 36 days
2010–11 38 22 days 34 days

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 46 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 59 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.
2013–14 12 46 days 59 days
2012–13 11 15 days 37 days
2011–12 9 - 33 days
2010–11 12 26 days 33 days

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

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 45 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 55 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 25 45 days 55 days
2012–13 15 33 days 42 days
2011–12 22 34 days 40 days
2010–11 21 20 days 35 days

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

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for general surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2013–14 543 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 371 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 381 0.0% 0.2%
2010–11 292 0.0% 0.2%

Cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2013–14 54 0.0% 0.0%
2012–13 41 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 43 0.0% 0.5%
2010–11 38 0.0% 0.0%

Haemorrhoidectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for haemorrhoidectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.5%.

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.
2013–14 12 0.0% 1.5%
2012–13 11 0.0% 0.0%
2011–12 9 - 1.4%
2010–11 12 0.0% 0.0%

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

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2013–14 25 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 15 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 22 0.0% 0.4%
2010–11 21 0.0% 0.0%

Neurosurgery is surgery on the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Common procedures include removing tumours and blood clots, treatment of head or spinal injuries, repairing malformed blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord, repairing damaged nerves, and surgical treatment of diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.

All neurosurgery: median waiting times

In 2013–14 there were no patients who had this surgery.

All neurosurgery: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14 there were no patients who had this surgery.

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 2013–14 there were no patients who had this surgery.

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

In 2013–14 there were no patients who had this surgery.

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 2013–14 there were no patients who had this surgery.

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

In 2013–14 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

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

In 2013–14 there were no patients who had this surgery.

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

In 2013–14 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.