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Elective surgery

Elective surgery is non-emergency surgery that is planned in advance. It is surgery which, in the opinion of the treating doctor, can be delayed for at least 24 hours. The treating doctor determines how urgently surgery is needed, then assigns the patient to one of three elective surgery urgency categories – urgent, semi-urgent, or non-urgent.

Urgent (within 30 days)

In 2012–13, 94% of patients received urgent surgery within 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 95%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2012–13 2,652 94% 95%
2011–12 3,345 90% 92%
Year Quarter Surgeries within 30 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 94%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 92%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 94%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 97%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 95%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 90%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 87%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 90%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 92%

Semi-urgent (within 90 days)

In 2012–13, 90% of patients received semi-urgent surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 76%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2012–13 3,089 90% 76%
2011–12 2,957 80% 76%
Year Quarter Surgeries within 90 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 90%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 94%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 93%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 90%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 88%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 78%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 73%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 81%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 87%

Non-urgent (within 365 days)

In 2012–13, 98% of patients received non-urgent surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 90%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2012–13 1,921 98% 90%
2011–12 1,775 94% 90%
Year Quarter Surgeries within 365 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 98%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 99%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 99%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 98%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 96%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 92%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 93%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 95%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 95%

Urgent (within 30 days)

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for urgent surgery was 12 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 10 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 2,652 12 days 10 days
2011–12 3,345 10 days 11 days
2010–11 3,046 11 days 11 days
Year Quarter Median waiting time
2013–14 Oct–Dec 13 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 12 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 13 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 12 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 11 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 11 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 10 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 10 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 10 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 9 days
2010–11 Apr–Jun 10 days
2010–11 Jan–Mar 10 days
2010–11 Oct–Dec 13 days
2010–11 Jul–Sep 13 days

Semi-urgent (within 90 days)

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for semi-urgent surgery was 46 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 54 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 3,089 46 days 54 days
2011–12 2,957 54 days 53 days
2010–11 2,997 54 days 53 days
Year Quarter Median waiting time
2013–14 Oct–Dec 46 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 41 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 41 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 45 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 50 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 50 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 54 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 59 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 52 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 49 days
2010–11 Apr–Jun 58 days
2010–11 Jan–Mar 60 days
2010–11 Oct–Dec 48 days
2010–11 Jul–Sep 48 days

Non-urgent (within 365 days)

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for non-urgent surgery was 97 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 144 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 1,921 97 days 144 days
2011–12 1,775 100 days 139 days
2010–11 1,697 109 days 132 days
Year Quarter Median waiting time
2013–14 Oct–Dec 89 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 69 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 66 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 119 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 114 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 99 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 116 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 100 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 78 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 104 days
2010–11 Apr–Jun 103 days
2010–11 Jan–Mar 124 days
2010–11 Oct–Dec 103 days
2010–11 Jul–Sep 104 days