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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 172 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 214 172 days unpeered
2011–12 335 91 days unpeered
2010–11 294 71 days unpeered

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 173 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 26 173 days unpeered
2011–12 22 70 days unpeered
2010–11 20 81 days unpeered

Myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 51 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 35 51 days unpeered
2011–12 22 61 days unpeered
2010–11 36 42 days unpeered

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 193 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 38 193 days unpeered
2011–12 68 120 days unpeered
2010–11 50 106 days unpeered

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 113 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 46 113 days unpeered
2011–12 111 51 days unpeered
2010–11 111 39 days unpeered

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

In 2012–13, 5.6% 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
2012–13 214 5.6% unpeered
2011–12 335 6.3% unpeered
2010–11 294 6.8% unpeered

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.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 26 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 22 0.0% unpeered
2010–11 20 0.0% unpeered

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.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 35 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 22 4.5% unpeered
2010–11 36 5.6% unpeered

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 7.9% 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 38 7.9% unpeered
2011–12 68 7.4% unpeered
2010–11 50 2.0% 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 46 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 111 0.9% unpeered
2010–11 111 3.6% 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 10 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 1,065 10 days unpeered
2011–12 1,029 9 days unpeered
2010–11 945 9 days unpeered

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 10 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 900 10 days unpeered
2011–12 862 9 days unpeered
2010–11 799 9 days unpeered

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

In 2012–13, 3.3% 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 1,065 3.3% unpeered
2011–12 1,029 1.2% unpeered
2010–11 945 0.7% unpeered

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

In 2012–13, 3.4% 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
2012–13 900 3.4% unpeered
2011–12 862 0.8% unpeered
2010–11 799 0.6% 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 80 stays for gallbladder removal, of which 98% were overnight stays.

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

All general surgery: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for general surgery was 37 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 750 37 days unpeered
2011–12 768 45 days unpeered
2010–11 711 52 days unpeered

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 37 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 92 37 days unpeered
2011–12 86 53 days unpeered
2010–11 79 50 days unpeered

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 41 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 43 41 days unpeered
2011–12 43 47 days unpeered
2010–11 44 71 days unpeered

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 42 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 129 42 days unpeered
2011–12 136 48 days unpeered
2010–11 117 64 days unpeered

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

In 2012–13, 0.1% 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
2012–13 750 0.1% unpeered
2011–12 768 0.3% unpeered
2010–11 711 1.0% 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 92 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 86 0.0% unpeered
2010–11 79 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 43 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 43 2.3% unpeered
2010–11 44 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
2012–13 129 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 136 0.0% unpeered
2010–11 117 0.0% unpeered

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 42 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 117 42 days unpeered
2011–12 94 66 days unpeered
2010–11 95 66 days unpeered

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

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 117 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 94 0.0% unpeered
2010–11 95 1.1% 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 32 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 523 32 days unpeered
2011–12 388 55 days unpeered
2010–11 464 34 days unpeered

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

In 2012–13, 1.0% 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
2012–13 523 1.0% unpeered
2011–12 388 1.5% unpeered
2010–11 464 1.5% 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).

All vascular surgery: median waiting times

In 2012–13 there were no patients who had this surgery.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
In 2012–13 there were no patients who had this surgery.
In 2011–12 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 0 - unpeered
2011–12 <5 - unpeered
2010–11 13 85 days unpeered

In 2011–12 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

In 2012–13 there were no patients who had this surgery.

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

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

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

In 2012–13 there were no patients who had this surgery.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
In 2012–13 there were no patients who had this surgery.
In 2011–12 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 0 - unpeered
2011–12 <5 - unpeered
2010–11 13 0.0% unpeered

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.