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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 56 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 507 56 days unpeered
2011–12 485 45 days unpeered
2010–11 464 37 days unpeered

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 47 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 42 47 days unpeered
2011–12 27 59 days unpeered
2010–11 43 81 days unpeered

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 124 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 87 124 days unpeered
2011–12 41 91 days unpeered
2010–11 41 76 days unpeered

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

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for ear, nose and throat surgery at this hospital

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 507 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 485 0.2% unpeered
2010–11 464 0.9% unpeered

Myringoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Myringotomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 42 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 27 3.7% unpeered
2010–11 43 4.7% unpeered

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.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 87 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 41 0.0% unpeered
2010–11 41 2.4% unpeered

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 34 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 935 34 days unpeered
2011–12 692 62 days unpeered
2010–11 630 27 days unpeered

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 38 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 898 38 days unpeered
2011–12 664 62 days unpeered
2010–11 610 28 days unpeered

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

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 935 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 692 0.1% unpeered
2010–11 630 0.0% unpeered

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.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 898 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 664 0.2% unpeered
2010–11 610 0.0% unpeered

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 101 stays for gallbladder removal, of which 100% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2011–12 101 1.1 days 1.3 days 113
2010–11 118 1.1 days 1.4 days 134
2009–10 128 1.1 days 1.4 days 142

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 12 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 522 12 days unpeered
2011–12 700 12 days unpeered
2010–11 703 14 days unpeered

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 13 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 66 13 days unpeered
2011–12 101 12 days unpeered
2010–11 119 11 days unpeered

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 13 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 19 13 days unpeered
2011–12 17 7 days unpeered
2010–11 18 14 days unpeered

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 12 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 101 12 days unpeered
2011–12 117 8 days unpeered
2010–11 108 13 days unpeered

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

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for general surgery at this hospital

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 522 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 700 0.7% unpeered
2010–11 703 3.4% unpeered

Cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 66 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 101 0.0% unpeered
2010–11 119 0.0% unpeered

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.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 19 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 17 0.0% unpeered
2010–11 18 0.0% unpeered

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

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 101 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 117 0.0% unpeered
2010–11 108 0.0% unpeered

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 88 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 180 88 days unpeered
2011–12 169 8 days unpeered
2010–11 163 8 days unpeered

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

In 2012–13, 1.1% of patients waited longer than 365 days for plastic surgery at this hospital

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 180 1.1% unpeered
2011–12 169 11.2% unpeered
2010–11 163 1.8% unpeered

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).

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

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

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.