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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, 88% of patients received urgent surgery within 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 91%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2012–13 788 88% 91%
2011–12 666 80% 87%
Year Quarter Surgeries within 30 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 90%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 88%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 89%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 92%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 88%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 84%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 77%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 84%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 86%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 75%

Semi-urgent (within 90 days)

In 2012–13, 75% of patients received semi-urgent surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 76%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2012–13 1,056 75% 76%
2011–12 961 84% 73%
Year Quarter Surgeries within 90 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 79%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 89%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 77%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 73%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 72%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 78%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 73%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 78%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 88%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 93%

Non-urgent (within 365 days)

In 2012–13, 91% of patients received non-urgent surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 89%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2012–13 400 91% 89%
2011–12 284 100% 87%
Year Quarter Surgeries within 365 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 80%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 85%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 93%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 88%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 97%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 100%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 97%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 100%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 100%

Urgent (within 30 days)

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for urgent surgery was 11 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 13 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 788 11 days 13 days
2011–12 666 14 days 14 days
2010–11 550 14 days 14 days
Year Quarter Median waiting time
2013–14 Oct–Dec 9 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 12 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 11 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 7 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 9 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 11 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 17 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 11 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 14 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 15 days
2010–11 Apr–Jun 18 days
2010–11 Jan–Mar 13 days
2010–11 Oct–Dec 12 days
2010–11 Jul–Sep 13 days

Semi-urgent (within 90 days)

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for semi-urgent surgery was 49 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 57 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 1,056 49 days 57 days
2011–12 961 44 days 60 days
2010–11 827 41 days 59 days
Year Quarter Median waiting time
2013–14 Oct–Dec 44 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 36 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 44 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 54 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 55 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 46 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 58 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 53 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 37 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 34 days
2010–11 Apr–Jun 41 days
2010–11 Jan–Mar 45 days
2010–11 Oct–Dec 34 days
2010–11 Jul–Sep 42 days

Non-urgent (within 365 days)

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for non-urgent surgery was 95 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 218 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 400 95 days 218 days
2011–12 284 73 days 220 days
2010–11 328 60 days 212 days
Year Quarter Median waiting time
2013–14 Oct–Dec 105 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 148 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 114 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 100 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 94 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 82 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 107 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 116 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 64 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 64 days
2010–11 Apr–Jun 57 days
2010–11 Jan–Mar 63 days
2010–11 Oct–Dec 50 days
2010–11 Jul–Sep 67 days