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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 180 stays for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 180 2.2 days 2.1 days 400
2012–13 194 2.2 days 2.2 days 424
2011–12 215 2.3 days 2.3 days 494
2010–11 172 2.3 days 2.3 days 391
2009–10 207 2.3 days 2.3 days 468

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, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 84 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 67 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 936 84 days 67 days
2014–15 862 64 days 57 days
2013–14 758 53 days 57 days
2012–13 909 62 days 53 days
2011–12 981 55 days 51 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 11.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 936 11.4% 5.0%
2014–15 862 1.2% 4.7%
2013–14 758 1.3% 5.8%
2012–13 909 0.9% 7.3%
2011–12 981 1.7% 7.0%

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 262 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 243 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 13 262 days 243 days
2014–15 18 85 days 207 days
2013–14 11 136 days 232 days
2012–13 18 84 days 222 days
2011–12 21 55 days 157 days

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 99 97 days 78 days
2014–15 124 67 days 69 days
2013–14 87 45 days 68 days
2012–13 110 63 days 66 days
2011–12 127 64 days 55 days

Myringotomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 5.1% of patients waited longer than 365 days for myringotomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 99 5.1% 2.0%
2014–15 124 0.0% 2.2%
2013–14 87 0.0% 1.9%
2012–13 110 0.0% 2.7%
2011–12 127 0.8% 1.5%

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 248 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 253 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 52 248 days 253 days
2014–15 34 101 days 265 days
2013–14 52 148 days 261 days
2012–13 97 149 days 224 days
2011–12 51 204 days 229 days

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 19.2% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 11.5%.

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 52 19.2% 11.5%
2014–15 34 NP 13.7%
2013–14 52 5.8% 14.4%
2012–13 97 6.2% 18.4%
2011–12 51 5.9% 13.9%

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 113 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 128 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 198 113 days 128 days
2014–15 204 72 days 126 days
2013–14 155 64 days 118 days
2012–13 198 70 days 119 days
2011–12 194 75 days 113 days

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 30.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 198 30.3% 5.6%
2014–15 204 1.0% 4.2%
2013–14 155 0.0% 6.1%
2012–13 198 0.0% 10.9%
2011–12 194 0.5% 11.9%

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 93 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 75 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 1,377 93 days 75 days
2014–15 1,353 78 days 70 days
2013–14 1,445 62 days 63 days
2012–13 1,462 46 days 62 days
2011–12 1,437 35 days 62 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.1% 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 1.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 1,377 0.1% 1.6%
2014–15 1,353 0.4% 1.4%
2013–14 1,445 0.0% 2.8%
2012–13 1,462 0.0% 4.2%
2011–12 1,437 0.3% 6.5%

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 148 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 90 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 789 148 days 90 days
2014–15 819 90 days 84 days
2013–14 823 72 days 70 days
2012–13 863 49 days 77 days
2011–12 797 41 days 84 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction 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
2015–16 789 0.0% 1.2%
2014–15 819 0.6% 0.9%
2013–14 823 0.0% 2.6%
2012–13 863 0.0% 4.1%
2011–12 797 0.1% 7.8%
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 273 stays for gallbladder removal, of which 94% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 257 2.6 days 2.1 days 673
2012–13 251 2.5 days 2.1 days 633
2011–12 200 2.8 days 2.1 days 560
2010–11 220 3.2 days 2.2 days 703
2009–10 202 3.7 days 2.1 days 741

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 27 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 28 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 1,424 27 days 28 days
2014–15 1,538 23 days 26 days
2013–14 1,596 29 days 28 days
2012–13 1,632 30 days 27 days
2011–12 1,589 36 days 28 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.1% 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 2.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 1,424 0.1% 2.2%
2014–15 1,538 0.2% 1.6%
2013–14 1,596 0.2% 2.5%
2012–13 1,632 0.3% 3.1%
2011–12 1,589 1.3% 2.7%

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 20 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 39 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 108 20 days 39 days
2014–15 133 27 days 41 days
2013–14 167 40 days 47 days
2012–13 144 37 days 49 days
2011–12 134 70 days 53 days

Cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.8%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 108 0.0% 1.8%
2014–15 133 0.0% 1.2%
2013–14 167 0.0% 1.0%
2012–13 144 0.7% 2.6%
2011–12 134 2.2% 3.4%

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 36 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 68 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 23 36 days 68 days
2014–15 17 15 days 65 days
2013–14 45 45 days 83 days
2012–13 47 53 days 84 days
2011–12 55 106 days 88 days

Haemorrhoidectomy: 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 23 NP 5.6%
2014–15 17 NP 2.4%
2013–14 45 NP 6.4%
2012–13 47 NP 8.3%
2011–12 55 0.0% 5.1%

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 23 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 56 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 66 23 days 56 days
2014–15 98 27 days 56 days
2013–14 87 29 days 64 days
2012–13 113 34 days 71 days
2011–12 117 79 days 69 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 66 0.0% 5.2%
2014–15 98 0.0% 3.1%
2013–14 87 0.0% 4.3%
2012–13 113 0.9% 6.7%
2011–12 117 2.6% 5.3%

Neurosurgery is surgery on the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Common procedures include removing tumours and blood clots in the brain and spinal cord, 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.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by neurosurgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days.

Surgery by neurosurgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by neurosurgeons was 37 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 35 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 248 37 days 35 days
2014–15 223 53 days 30 days
2013–14 189 26 days 31 days
2012–13 204 30 days 31 days
2011–12 186 48 days 32 days

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

In 2015–16, 2.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by neurosurgeons 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
2015–16 248 2.0% 1.4%
2014–15 223 0.0% 1.0%
2013–14 189 0.0% 3.6%
2012–13 204 0.0% 3.0%
2011–12 186 1.1% 3.0%

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.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days.

Surgery by plastic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons was 41 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 27 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 986 41 days 27 days
2014–15 941 46 days 22 days
2013–14 935 34 days 22 days
2012–13 993 30 days 21 days
2011–12 808 55 days 23 days

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

In 2015–16, 5.2% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 986 5.2% 2.4%
2014–15 941 3.6% 1.9%
2013–14 935 0.6% 2.6%
2012–13 993 2.3% 1.8%
2011–12 808 7.8% 2.2%

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.

Surgery by vascular surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 19 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 20 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 235 19 days 20 days
2014–15 213 20 days 18 days
2013–14 223 13 days 18 days
2012–13 249 15 days 18 days
2011–12 236 18 days 17 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 235 0.0% 0.7%
2014–15 213 0.0% 0.7%
2013–14 223 0.0% 1.0%
2012–13 249 0.0% 0.9%
2011–12 236 0.0% 0.7%

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for varicose vein ligation and stripping was 62 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 96 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 41 62 days 96 days
2014–15 33 111 days 89 days
2013–14 66 59 days 88 days
2012–13 62 55 days 82 days
2011–12 74 229 days 80 days

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.

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 41 NP 4.7%
2014–15 33 NP 4.9%
2013–14 66 1.5% 6.6%
2012–13 62 0.0% 5.1%
2011–12 74 8.1% 4.9%