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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 2011–12, there were a total of 215 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
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 surgical specialty treats diseases and problems affecting the ears, nose, throat, head and neck.

All ear, nose and throat surgery: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for ear, nose and throat surgery was 62 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 69 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 909 62 days 69 days
2011–12 981 55 days 69 days
2010–11 903 54 days 70 days

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 84 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 150 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 18 84 days 150 days
2011–12 21 55 days 124 days
2010–11 24 130 days 126 days

Myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 63 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 67 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 110 63 days 67 days
2011–12 127 64 days 66 days
2010–11 143 51 days 71 days

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 149 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 250 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 97 149 days 250 days
2011–12 51 204 days 227 days
2010–11 52 112 days 196 days

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 70 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 131 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 198 70 days 131 days
2011–12 194 75 days 118 days
2010–11 215 73 days 119 days

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

In 2012–13, 0.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for ear, nose and throat surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 909 0.9% 8.0%
2011–12 981 1.7% 7.8%
2010–11 903 1.0% 8.0%

Myringoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for myringoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 13.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 18 0.0% 13.1%
2011–12 21 0.0% 12.5%
2010–11 24 0.0% 13.6%

Myringotomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for myringotomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 110 0.0% 3.3%
2011–12 127 0.8% 2.3%
2010–11 143 0.0% 2.2%

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 6.2% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 19.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 97 6.2% 19.3%
2011–12 51 5.9% 15.5%
2010–11 52 7.7% 18.6%

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 10.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 198 0.0% 10.6%
2011–12 194 0.5% 11.1%
2010–11 215 0.0% 11.0%

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

All eye surgery: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for eye surgery was 46 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 69 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 1,462 46 days 69 days
2011–12 1,437 35 days 72 days
2010–11 1,340 46 days 68 days

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 49 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 84 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 863 49 days 84 days
2011–12 797 41 days 90 days
2010–11 790 50 days 86 days

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

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for eye surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 1,462 0.0% 3.6%
2011–12 1,437 0.3% 4.7%
2010–11 1,340 0.8% 3.9%

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

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 863 0.0% 3.6%
2011–12 797 0.1% 5.0%
2010–11 790 0.0% 4.1%

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 2011–12, there were a total of 219 stays for gallbladder removal, of which 91% were overnight stays.

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

All general surgery: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for general surgery was 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 31 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 1,632 30 days 31 days
2011–12 1,589 36 days 31 days
2010–11 1,538 34 days 31 days

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 37 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 55 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 144 37 days 55 days
2011–12 134 70 days 54 days
2010–11 121 64 days 55 days

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 53 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 77 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 47 53 days 77 days
2011–12 55 106 days 68 days
2010–11 23 60 days 65 days

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 34 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 76 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 113 34 days 76 days
2011–12 117 79 days 70 days
2010–11 104 65 days 65 days

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

In 2012–13, 0.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for general surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 1,632 0.3% 2.3%
2011–12 1,589 1.3% 1.9%
2010–11 1,538 3.8% 1.9%

Cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.7% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 144 0.7% 1.7%
2011–12 134 2.2% 1.3%
2010–11 121 0.0% 1.2%

Haemorrhoidectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for haemorrhoidectomy 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
2012–13 47 0.0% 5.0%
2011–12 55 0.0% 4.1%
2010–11 23 0.0% 4.5%

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

In 2012–13, 0.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 113 0.9% 4.1%
2011–12 117 2.6% 3.2%
2010–11 104 0.0% 2.4%

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 2012–13, the median waiting time for neurosurgery was 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 30 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 204 30 days 30 days
2011–12 186 48 days 32 days
2010–11 213 56 days 34 days

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

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for neurosurgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 204 0.0% 2.5%
2011–12 186 1.1% 2.6%
2010–11 213 0.5% 3.1%

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 2012–13, the median waiting time for plastic surgery was 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 21 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 993 30 days 21 days
2011–12 808 55 days 21 days
2010–11 876 51 days 21 days

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

In 2012–13, 2.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for plastic surgery 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
2012–13 993 2.3% 2.2%
2011–12 808 7.8% 2.3%
2010–11 876 7.4% 1.8%

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 2012–13, the median waiting time for vascular surgery was 15 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 19 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 249 15 days 19 days
2011–12 236 18 days 19 days
2010–11 236 15 days 18 days

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for varicose vein ligation and stripping was 55 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 100 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 62 55 days 100 days
2011–12 74 229 days 110 days
2010–11 96 379 days 102 days

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

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for vascular surgery 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
2012–13 249 0.0% 2.0%
2011–12 236 0.0% 2.4%
2010–11 236 0.0% 2.5%

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

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for varicose vein ligation and stripping at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 10.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 62 0.0% 10.2%
2011–12 74 8.1% 12.6%
2010–11 96 55.2% 13.9%