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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 a total of 264 stays for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 264 2.4 days 2.1 days 638
2012–13 245 2.4 days 2.2 days 595
2011–12 268 2.4 days 2.3 days 648
2010–11 256 2.6 days 2.3 days 662
2009–10 263 2.2 days 2.3 days 581

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 64 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 67 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 248 64 days 67 days
2014–15 301 16 days 57 days
2013–14 345 24 days 57 days
2012–13 374 52 days 53 days
2011–12 404 35 days 51 days

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

In 2015–16, 4.4% 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 5.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 248 4.4% 5.0%
2014–15 301 4.3% 4.7%
2013–14 345 2.3% 5.8%
2012–13 374 7.8% 7.3%
2011–12 404 6.9% 7.0%

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 92 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 243 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 16 92 days 243 days
2014–15 5 NP 207 days
2013–14 5 NP 232 days
2012–13 13 183 days 222 days
2011–12 8 NP 157 days

NP 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 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 <5 NP 78 days
2014–15 6 NP 69 days
2013–14 <5 NP 68 days
2012–13 13 65 days 66 days
2011–12 <5 NP 55 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 146 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 253 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 13 146 days 253 days
2014–15 6 NP 265 days
2013–14 16 302 days 261 days
2012–13 38 170 days 224 days
2011–12 18 165 days 229 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, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 86 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 128 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 22 86 days 128 days
2014–15 22 23 days 126 days
2013–14 22 63 days 118 days
2012–13 21 61 days 119 days
2011–12 22 114 days 113 days

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

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

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 51 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 75 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 611 51 days 75 days
2014–15 722 56 days 70 days
2013–14 815 62 days 63 days
2012–13 748 68 days 62 days
2011–12 786 69 days 62 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.2% 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 1.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 611 0.2% 1.6%
2014–15 722 2.6% 1.4%
2013–14 815 1.7% 2.8%
2012–13 748 4.9% 4.2%
2011–12 786 2.2% 6.5%

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 72 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 90 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 231 72 days 90 days
2014–15 321 83 days 84 days
2013–14 317 76 days 70 days
2012–13 315 83 days 77 days
2011–12 366 89 days 84 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 1.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 231 0.0% 1.2%
2014–15 321 2.2% 0.9%
2013–14 317 1.9% 2.6%
2012–13 315 1.3% 4.1%
2011–12 366 0.3% 7.8%
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 165 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
2013–14 165 3.1 days 2.1 days 514
2012–13 160 2.5 days 2.1 days 397
2011–12 147 2.9 days 2.1 days 420
2010–11 161 3.3 days 2.2 days 525
2009–10 123 3.0 days 2.1 days 364

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 28 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 28 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 901 28 days 28 days
2014–15 1,131 25 days 26 days
2013–14 1,299 22 days 28 days
2012–13 1,299 25 days 27 days
2011–12 1,260 26 days 28 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.7% 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 2.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 901 0.7% 2.2%
2014–15 1,131 0.3% 1.6%
2013–14 1,299 0.2% 2.5%
2012–13 1,299 2.2% 3.1%
2011–12 1,260 4.3% 2.7%

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 36 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 79 36 days 39 days
2014–15 86 51 days 41 days
2013–14 93 40 days 47 days
2012–13 136 70 days 49 days
2011–12 97 126 days 53 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 1.8%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 79 0.0% 1.8%
2014–15 86 0.0% 1.2%
2013–14 93 0.0% 1.0%
2012–13 136 3.7% 2.6%
2011–12 97 4.1% 3.4%

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 72 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 68 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 21 72 days 68 days
2014–15 9 NP 65 days
2013–14 22 90 days 83 days
2012–13 21 68 days 84 days
2011–12 20 99 days 88 days

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

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 43 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 56 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 41 43 days 56 days
2014–15 45 71 days 56 days
2013–14 49 44 days 64 days
2012–13 69 78 days 71 days
2011–12 53 147 days 69 days

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: 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 41 NP 5.2%
2014–15 45 NP 3.1%
2013–14 49 NP 4.3%
2012–13 69 4.3% 6.7%
2011–12 53 15.1% 5.3%

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 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 5 NP 35 days
2014–15 <5 NP 30 days
2013–14 6 NP 31 days
2012–13 7 NP 31 days
2011–12 25 10 days 32 days

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

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

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

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 43 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 27 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 1,161 43 days 27 days
2014–15 1,048 19 days 22 days
2013–14 922 19 days 22 days
2012–13 756 20 days 21 days
2011–12 744 19 days 23 days

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

In 2015–16, 5.0% 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 2.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 1,161 5.0% 2.4%
2014–15 1,048 2.4% 1.9%
2013–14 922 1.3% 2.6%
2012–13 756 4.2% 1.8%
2011–12 744 1.9% 2.2%

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 33 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 20 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 266 33 days 20 days
2014–15 304 28 days 18 days
2013–14 399 26 days 18 days
2012–13 439 27 days 18 days
2011–12 252 21 days 17 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.8% 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 0.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 266 0.8% 0.7%
2014–15 304 0.0% 0.7%
2013–14 399 0.3% 1.0%
2012–13 439 0.9% 0.9%
2011–12 252 0.0% 0.7%

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: 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 <5 NP 96 days
2014–15 29 102 days 89 days
2013–14 30 64 days 88 days
2012–13 48 41 days 82 days
2011–12 34 30 days 80 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 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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 16 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 20 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 1,425 16 days 20 days
2014–15 1,657 20 days 20 days
2013–14 1,805 20 days 18 days
2012–13 1,567 22 days 20 days
2011–12 1,519 22 days 23 days

Surgery by other types of surgeon: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.8% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon 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 1,425 0.8% 0.3%
2014–15 1,657 1.1% 0.4%
2013–14 1,805 0.9% 0.4%
2012–13 1,567 1.0% 0.5%
2011–12 1,519 0.4% 0.5%