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Elective surgery

Elective surgery is non-emergency surgery that is planned in advance. It is surgery which, in the opinion of the treating doctor, can be delayed for at least 24 hours. The treating doctor determines how urgently surgery is needed, then assigns the patient to one of three elective surgery urgency categories – urgent, semi-urgent, or non-urgent.

Urgent (within 30 days)

In 2012–13, 78% of patients received urgent surgery within 30 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2012–13 574 78% unpeered
2011–12 410 65% unpeered
Year Quarter Surgeries within 30 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 90%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 82%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 79%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 76%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 74%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 63%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 59%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 71%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 67%

Semi-urgent (within 90 days)

In 2012–13, 81% of patients received semi-urgent surgery within 90 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2012–13 1,992 81% unpeered
2011–12 1,795 67% unpeered
Year Quarter Surgeries within 90 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 95%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 90%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 81%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 79%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 71%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 69%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 64%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 63%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 72%

Non-urgent (within 365 days)

In 2012–13, 97% of patients received non-urgent surgery within 365 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2012–13 2,364 97% unpeered
2011–12 2,857 97% unpeered
Year Quarter Surgeries within 365 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 100%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 99%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 94%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 96%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 96%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 97%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 95%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 98%

Urgent (within 30 days)

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for urgent surgery was 18 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 574 18 days unpeered
2011–12 410 24 days unpeered
2010–11 485 20 days unpeered
Year Quarter Median waiting time
2013–14 Oct–Dec 11 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 13 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 17 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 16 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 20 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 20 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 23 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 27 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 22 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 25 days
2010–11 Apr–Jun 19 days
2010–11 Jan–Mar 17 days
2010–11 Oct–Dec 21 days
2010–11 Jul–Sep 22 days

Semi-urgent (within 90 days)

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for semi-urgent surgery was 42 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 1,992 42 days unpeered
2011–12 1,795 59 days unpeered
2010–11 1,604 53 days unpeered
Year Quarter Median waiting time
2013–14 Oct–Dec 32 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 34 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 37 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 42 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 42 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 48 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 54 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 67 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 66 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 51 days
2010–11 Apr–Jun 56 days
2010–11 Jan–Mar 53 days
2010–11 Oct–Dec 51 days
2010–11 Jul–Sep 48 days

Non-urgent (within 365 days)

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for non-urgent surgery was 29 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 2,364 29 days unpeered
2011–12 2,857 29 days unpeered
2010–11 2,749 30 days unpeered
Year Quarter Median waiting time
2013–14 Oct–Dec 44 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 35 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 34 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 27 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 34 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 26 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 27 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 27 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 31 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 28 days
2010–11 Apr–Jun 29 days
2010–11 Jan–Mar 35 days
2010–11 Oct–Dec 27 days
2010–11 Jul–Sep 29 days