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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 too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

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 44 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 99 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 293 44 days 99 days
2014–15 343 71 days 119 days
2013–14 420 55 days 113 days
2012–13 507 56 days 104 days
2011–12 485 45 days 95 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat 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 ear, nose and throat surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 293 0.0% 0.6%
2014–15 343 0.0% 2.5%
2013–14 420 0.2% 3.1%
2012–13 507 0.0% 3.6%
2011–12 485 0.2% 4.6%

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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 31 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 70 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 40 31 days 70 days
2014–15 0 - 65 days
2013–14 <5 NP 85 days
2012–13 <5 NP 74 days
2011–12 0 - 74 days

- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Myringotomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 7 NP 225 days
2014–15 15 95 days 220 days
2013–14 28 44 days 179 days
2012–13 42 47 days 190 days
2011–12 27 59 days 188 days

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2015–16 0 - 126 days
2014–15 29 298 days 155 days
2013–14 57 195 days 133 days
2012–13 87 124 days 122 days
2011–12 41 91 days 112 days

- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 0 - 0.9%
2014–15 29 NP 3.2%
2013–14 57 0.0% 2.7%
2012–13 87 0.0% 3.5%
2011–12 41 NP 5.9%

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 79 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 77 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 659 79 days 77 days
2014–15 730 83 days 63 days
2013–14 749 48 days 64 days
2012–13 935 34 days 80 days
2011–12 692 62 days 78 days

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

In 2015–16, 1.1% 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 0.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 659 1.1% 0.2%
2014–15 730 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 749 0.0% 1.0%
2012–13 935 0.0% 0.5%
2011–12 692 0.1% 0.7%

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 84 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 113 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 618 84 days 113 days
2014–15 668 86 days 81 days
2013–14 696 50 days 83 days
2012–13 898 38 days 97 days
2011–12 664 62 days 105 days

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

In 2015–16, 1.1% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 618 1.1% 0.3%
2014–15 668 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 696 0.0% 1.0%
2012–13 898 0.0% 0.3%
2011–12 664 0.2% 0.7%
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 62 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
2013–14 62 1.0 day 1.3 days 65
2012–13 64 1.2 days 1.3 days 75
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.

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 13 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 33 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 464 13 days 33 days
2014–15 461 13 days 35 days
2013–14 443 17 days 35 days
2012–13 522 12 days 41 days
2011–12 700 12 days 47 days

Surgery by general 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 general surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 464 0.0% 0.2%
2014–15 461 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 443 0.0% 0.4%
2012–13 522 0.0% 0.8%
2011–12 700 0.7% 2.3%

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 13 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 31 13 days 39 days
2014–15 55 13 days 42 days
2013–14 68 14 days 41 days
2012–13 66 13 days 51 days
2011–12 101 12 days 60 days

Cholecystectomy: 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 31 NP 0.1%
2014–15 55 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 68 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 66 0.0% 0.5%
2011–12 101 0.0% 2.7%

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 12 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 45 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 27 12 days 45 days
2014–15 23 21 days 56 days
2013–14 11 7 days 56 days
2012–13 19 13 days 59 days
2011–12 17 7 days 70 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.

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 11 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 54 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 78 11 days 54 days
2014–15 80 13 days 53 days
2013–14 97 17 days 56 days
2012–13 101 12 days 66 days
2011–12 117 8 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 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 78 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 80 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 97 0.0% 0.4%
2012–13 101 0.0% 0.9%
2011–12 117 0.0% 3.3%

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 26 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 38 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 187 26 days 38 days
2014–15 168 11 days 33 days
2013–14 193 33 days 35 days
2012–13 180 88 days 29 days
2011–12 169 8 days 30 days

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

In 2015–16, 2.7% 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 1.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 187 2.7% 1.1%
2014–15 168 0.0% 1.7%
2013–14 193 0.0% 2.1%
2012–13 180 1.1% 1.9%
2011–12 169 11.2% 5.0%

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.

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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.