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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 50 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 50 2.3 days 1.9 days 115
2012–13 52 2.3 days 2.1 days 118
2011–12 69 2.7 days 2.1 days 185
2010–11 76 3.0 days 2.1 days 231
2009–10 46 2.6 days 2.2 days 118

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 40 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 93 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 134 40 days 93 days
2014–15 148 53 days 74 days
2013–14 157 39 days 73 days
2012–13 193 68 days 79 days
2011–12 180 34 days 76 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat 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 ear, nose and throat surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.8%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 134 0.0% 4.8%
2014–15 148 2.7% 3.8%
2013–14 157 10.8% 3.8%
2012–13 193 0.0% 5.2%
2011–12 180 0.0% 3.7%

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 70 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 109 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 32 70 days 109 days
2014–15 41 71 days 85 days
2013–14 62 90 days 111 days
2012–13 74 118 days 105 days
2011–12 55 47 days 89 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.

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 32 NP 5.9%
2014–15 41 NP 6.2%
2013–14 62 27.4% 14.3%
2012–13 74 0.0% 4.2%
2011–12 55 0.0% 5.5%

Myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 24 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 42 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 10 24 days 42 days
2014–15 <5 NP 46 days
2013–14 17 6 days 51 days
2012–13 15 5 days 43 days
2011–12 29 26 days 47 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 44 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 249 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 11 44 days 249 days
2014–15 21 70 days 166 days
2013–14 18 58 days 161 days
2012–13 21 98 days 228 days
2011–12 13 100 days 148 days

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 44 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 160 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 51 44 days 160 days
2014–15 60 42 days 95 days
2013–14 39 21 days 85 days
2012–13 66 47 days 107 days
2011–12 40 33 days 90 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 4.5%.

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.
2015–16 51 0.0% 4.5%
2014–15 60 0.0% 3.7%
2013–14 39 NP 2.6%
2012–13 66 0.0% 5.4%
2011–12 40 NP 4.1%

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 106 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 197 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 360 106 days 197 days
2014–15 351 119 days 162 days
2013–14 344 124 days 204 days
2012–13 397 154 days 230 days
2011–12 199 106 days 228 days

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

In 2015–16, 2.8% 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 7.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 360 2.8% 7.7%
2014–15 351 3.7% 6.2%
2013–14 344 4.7% 9.3%
2012–13 397 15.4% 8.5%
2011–12 199 1.0% 8.6%

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 114 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 249 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 265 114 days 249 days
2014–15 250 143 days 200 days
2013–14 229 124 days 229 days
2012–13 268 167 days 257 days
2011–12 125 118 days 267 days

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

In 2015–16, 2.6% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 265 2.6% 8.4%
2014–15 250 4.8% 6.6%
2013–14 229 3.1% 9.5%
2012–13 268 16.0% 8.4%
2011–12 125 0.0% 9.2%
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 80 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 80 2.3 days 2.0 days 187
2012–13 64 2.2 days 2.0 days 139
2011–12 95 2.6 days 1.9 days 246
2010–11 71 2.8 days 1.9 days 202
2009–10 60 2.0 days 2.0 days 122

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 18 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 29 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 816 18 days 29 days
2014–15 816 17 days 28 days
2013–14 773 20 days 28 days
2012–13 838 24 days 30 days
2011–12 763 28 days 31 days

Surgery by general 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 general surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 816 0.0% 1.4%
2014–15 816 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 773 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 838 0.0% 2.7%
2011–12 763 0.0% 2.0%

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 32 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 52 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 60 32 days 52 days
2014–15 55 35 days 53 days
2013–14 53 34 days 50 days
2012–13 49 44 days 58 days
2011–12 59 39 days 57 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 1.3%.

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 60 0.0% 1.3%
2014–15 55 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 53 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 49 NP 3.4%
2011–12 59 0.0% 2.4%

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 51 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 24 51 days 67 days
2014–15 26 24 days 67 days
2013–14 23 22 days 64 days
2012–13 36 36 days 68 days
2011–12 20 31 days 60 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 40 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 68 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 39 40 days 68 days
2014–15 59 42 days 68 days
2013–14 61 38 days 69 days
2012–13 58 40 days 75 days
2011–12 39 54 days 67 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 39 NP 3.3%
2014–15 59 0.0% 4.7%
2013–14 61 0.0% 4.0%
2012–13 58 0.0% 6.6%
2011–12 39 NP 4.6%

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 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.
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2015–16 <5 NP 26 days
2014–15 5 NP 30 days
2013–14 19 61 days 48 days
2012–13 <5 NP 30 days
2011–12 0 - 28 days

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

- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

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

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

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 19 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 48 33 days 19 days
2014–15 38 35 days 17 days
2013–14 29 47 days 17 days
2012–13 19 41 days 18 days
2011–12 20 48 days 20 days

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

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

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 8 NP 152 days
2014–15 14 78 days 121 days
2013–14 19 42 days 154 days
2012–13 13 89 days 114 days
2011–12 11 53 days 116 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 11 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 38 16 days 11 days
2014–15 59 9 days 12 days
2013–14 58 9 days 10 days
2012–13 72 16 days 17 days
2011–12 42 13 days 15 days

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 38 NP 0.2%
2014–15 59 0.0% 0.8%
2013–14 58 0.0% 4.1%
2012–13 72 0.0% 1.9%
2011–12 42 NP 0.8%