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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 2012–13 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 119 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 78 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 338 119 days 78 days
2014–15 269 150 days 83 days
2013–14 229 112 days 75 days
2012–13 214 172 days 75 days
2011–12 335 91 days 62 days

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

In 2015–16, 3.0% 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 4.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 338 3.0% 4.0%
2014–15 269 3.7% 2.8%
2013–14 229 4.8% 1.8%
2012–13 214 5.6% 2.2%
2011–12 335 6.3% 2.4%

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 204 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 120 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 28 204 days 120 days
2014–15 18 185 days 148 days
2013–14 14 107 days 108 days
2012–13 26 173 days 121 days
2011–12 22 70 days 95 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 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 8 NP 35 days
2014–15 <5 NP 40 days
2013–14 19 22 days 30 days
2012–13 35 51 days 42 days
2011–12 22 61 days 30 days

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, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 126 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 173 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 75 126 days 173 days
2014–15 52 147 days 182 days
2013–14 46 141 days 242 days
2012–13 38 193 days 214 days
2011–12 68 120 days 162 days

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 2.7% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 7.3%.

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 75 2.7% 7.3%
2014–15 52 0.0% 2.5%
2013–14 46 NP 4.4%
2012–13 38 NP 3.3%
2011–12 68 7.4% 5.5%

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 95 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 106 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 80 95 days 106 days
2014–15 45 133 days 98 days
2013–14 48 96 days 97 days
2012–13 46 113 days 98 days
2011–12 111 51 days 71 days

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 80 0.0% 1.2%
2014–15 45 NP 1.3%
2013–14 48 NP 1.1%
2012–13 46 NP 2.2%
2011–12 111 0.9% 1.2%

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 21 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 91 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 1,899 21 days 91 days
2014–15 1,714 18 days 85 days
2013–14 1,401 19 days 105 days
2012–13 1,065 10 days 116 days
2011–12 1,029 9 days 102 days

Surgery by eye 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 eye 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 1,899 0.0% 2.4%
2014–15 1,714 0.6% 1.2%
2013–14 1,401 0.6% 1.2%
2012–13 1,065 3.3% 2.6%
2011–12 1,029 1.2% 3.2%

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 21 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 105 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 1,717 21 days 105 days
2014–15 1,522 18 days 98 days
2013–14 1,210 20 days 118 days
2012–13 900 10 days 128 days
2011–12 862 9 days 118 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 2.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 1,717 0.0% 2.4%
2014–15 1,522 0.0% 1.1%
2013–14 1,210 0.3% 1.0%
2012–13 900 3.4% 2.0%
2011–12 862 0.8% 3.3%
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 50 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 50 1.1 days 1.3 days 53
2012–13 78 1.1 days 1.3 days 88
2011–12 78 1.1 days 1.3 days 86
2010–11 66 1.2 days 1.4 days 82
2009–10 60 1.3 days 1.4 days 77

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 958 78 days 31 days
2014–15 618 58 days 29 days
2013–14 695 42 days 28 days
2012–13 750 37 days 27 days
2011–12 768 45 days 28 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.3% 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 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 958 0.3% 0.3%
2014–15 618 0.2% 0.3%
2013–14 695 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 750 0.1% 0.2%
2011–12 768 0.3% 0.4%

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 57 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 42 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 116 57 days 42 days
2014–15 70 56 days 36 days
2013–14 61 44 days 37 days
2012–13 92 37 days 34 days
2011–12 86 53 days 35 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 0.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 116 0.0% 0.2%
2014–15 70 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 61 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 92 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 86 0.0% 0.3%

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 179 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 43 179 days 49 days
2014–15 32 87 days 48 days
2013–14 49 49 days 36 days
2012–13 43 41 days 29 days
2011–12 43 47 days 37 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 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 47 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 160 90 days 47 days
2014–15 110 61 days 42 days
2013–14 125 50 days 44 days
2012–13 129 42 days 43 days
2011–12 136 48 days 38 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 0.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 160 0.0% 0.2%
2014–15 110 0.0% 0.4%
2013–14 125 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 129 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 136 0.0% 1.2%

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 57 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 93 57 days unpeered
2014–15 110 46 days unpeered
2013–14 115 46 days unpeered
2012–13 117 42 days unpeered
2011–12 94 66 days unpeered

Surgery by neurosurgeons: 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 neurosurgeons at this hospital

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 93 0.0% unpeered
2014–15 110 0.0% unpeered
2013–14 115 0.0% unpeered
2012–13 117 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 94 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.

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 50 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 48 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 107 50 days 48 days
2014–15 145 34 days 37 days
2013–14 239 22 days 23 days
2012–13 523 32 days 27 days
2011–12 388 55 days 32 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.9% 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 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 107 0.9% 0.3%
2014–15 145 0.0% 0.4%
2013–14 239 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 523 1.0% 0.5%
2011–12 388 1.5% 0.8%

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).

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 116 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 104 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 50 116 days 104 days
2014–15 36 201 days 88 days
2013–14 0 - 87 days
2012–13 0 - 79 days
2011–12 <5 NP 79 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.

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

In 2015–16, 4.0% 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 1.5%.

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.
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2015–16 50 4.0% 1.5%
2014–15 36 NP 1.8%
2013–14 0 - 1.2%
2012–13 0 - 2.8%
2011–12 <5 NP 0.4%

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for varicose vein ligation and stripping was 116 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 106 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 51 116 days 106 days
2014–15 37 198 days 88 days
2013–14 <5 NP 94 days
2012–13 <5 NP 82 days
2011–12 <5 NP 88 days

NP 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, 3.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for varicose vein ligation and stripping at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.3%.

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 51 3.9% 1.3%
2014–15 37 NP 1.5%
2013–14 <5 NP 1.3%
2012–13 <5 NP 2.0%
2011–12 <5 NP 0.7%

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by surgeons of specialties not covered in other sections, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days.

Surgery by other types of surgeon: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon was 105 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 14 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 11 105 days 14 days
2014–15 7 NP 15 days
2013–14 130 66 days 28 days
2012–13 188 56 days 30 days
2011–12 134 57 days 35 days

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

Surgery by other types of surgeon: 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 11 NP 0.2%
2014–15 7 NP 0.1%
2013–14 130 0.8% 0.3%
2012–13 188 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 134 0.7% 0.7%