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All elective surgery

Elective surgery is planned surgery that can be booked in advance as a result of a specialist clinical assessment resulting in placement on an elective surgery waiting list. The treating doctor determines how urgently surgery is needed, then assigns the patient to one of three elective surgery urgency categories – Category 1 (surgery is recommended within 30 days), Category 2 (surgery is recommended within 90 days), or Category 3 (surgery is recommended within 365 days).

This section shows the percentage of patients who received their elective surgery within the recommended time for that urgency category.

Category 1 (surgery recommended within 30 days)

In 2015–16, 92% of patients received Category 1 surgery within 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 96%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2015–16 2,765 92% 96%
2014–15 2,749 93% 96%
2013–14 2,594 95% 96%
2012–13 2,652 94% 93%
2011–12 3,345 90% 90%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2015–16 Apr–Jun 639 89% 95%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 665 89% 95%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 712 94% 96%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 749 94% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 666 95% 95%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 625 91% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 714 93% 97%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 744 95% 97%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 656 95% 97%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 586 94% 95%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 642 94% 96%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 710 96% 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 708 92% 95%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 600 94% 93%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 688 97% 94%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 656 95% 92%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 785 90% 90%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 795 87% 89%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 888 90% 91%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 877 92% 90%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2015–16, 79% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 84%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2015–16 2,974 79% 84%
2014–15 3,008 85% 85%
2013–14 3,022 91% 80%
2012–13 3,089 90% 77%
2011–12 2,957 80% 76%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2015–16 Apr–Jun 711 74% 84%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 703 74% 81%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 762 80% 84%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 798 86% 85%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 888 82% 84%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 739 81% 83%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 666 89% 87%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 715 90% 86%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 767 89% 83%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 655 90% 78%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 784 90% 80%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 816 94% 80%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 809 93% 79%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 808 90% 76%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 751 90% 78%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 721 88% 77%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 785 78% 75%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 746 73% 72%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 687 81% 78%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 739 87% 79%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2015–16, 89% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 93%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2015–16 1,646 89% 93%
2014–15 1,660 97% 94%
2013–14 1,802 98% 91%
2012–13 1,921 98% 89%
2011–12 1,775 94% 89%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2015–16 Apr–Jun 492 84% 92%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 350 90% 93%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 417 90% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 387 95% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 402 95% 93%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 366 95% 95%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 430 98% 95%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 462 98% 94%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 470 98% 92%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 392 99% 92%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 435 97% 91%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 505 98% 91%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 590 99% 89%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 498 99% 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 400 98% 87%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 433 96% 90%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 450 92% 87%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 429 93% 88%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 427 95% 89%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 469 95% 91%

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery in each urgency category. This is the length of time until half of the group had been admitted for their surgery.

Category 1 (surgery recommended within 30 days)

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for Category 1 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 median
2015–16 2,765 12 days 10 days
2014–15 2,749 13 days 10 days
2013–14 2,594 12 days 10 days
2012–13 2,652 12 days 10 days
2011–12 3,345 10 days 11 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 Apr–Jun 639 14 days 11 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 665 13 days 10 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 712 13 days 10 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 749 10 days 10 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 666 13 days 11 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 625 13 days 10 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 714 13 days 10 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 744 12 days 10 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 656 12 days 10 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 586 11 days 10 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 642 13 days 10 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 710 12 days 10 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 708 13 days 10 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 600 12 days 9 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 688 11 days 10 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 656 11 days 11 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 785 10 days 11 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 795 10 days 11 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 888 10 days 10 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 877 9 days 10 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 62 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 2,974 62 days 49 days
2014–15 3,008 55 days 47 days
2013–14 3,022 46 days 49 days
2012–13 3,089 46 days 50 days
2011–12 2,957 54 days 50 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 Apr–Jun 711 69 days 49 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 703 64 days 52 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 762 59 days 48 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 798 54 days 47 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 888 56 days 48 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 739 62 days 50 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 666 49 days 44 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 715 48 days 43 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 767 47 days 47 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 655 53 days 53 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 784 46 days 49 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 816 41 days 46 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 809 41 days 49 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 808 45 days 54 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 751 50 days 49 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 721 50 days 49 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 785 54 days 52 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 746 59 days 57 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 687 52 days 48 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 739 49 days 47 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 188 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 152 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 1,646 188 days 152 days
2014–15 1,660 117 days 143 days
2013–14 1,802 92 days 128 days
2012–13 1,921 97 days 140 days
2011–12 1,775 100 days 134 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 Apr–Jun 492 216 days 161 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 350 190 days 149 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 417 189 days 149 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 387 146 days 147 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 402 124 days 163 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 366 138 days 149 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 430 111 days 134 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 462 104 days 131 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 470 112 days 127 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 392 110 days 133 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 435 89 days 123 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 505 69 days 131 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 590 66 days 143 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 498 119 days 137 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 400 114 days 143 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 433 99 days 140 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 450 116 days 145 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 429 100 days 136 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 427 78 days 126 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 469 104 days 129 days