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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 a total of 52 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
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 surgical specialty treats diseases and problems affecting the ears, nose, throat, head and neck.

All ear, nose and throat surgery: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for ear, nose and throat surgery was 39 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 71 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 157 39 days 71 days
2012–13 193 68 days 78 days
2011–12 180 34 days 77 days
2010–11 225 34 days 72 days

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 152 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 62 90 days 152 days
2012–13 74 118 days 134 days
2011–12 55 47 days 114 days
2010–11 71 151 days 119 days

Myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 6 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 58 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 17 6 days 58 days
2012–13 15 5 days 58 days
2011–12 29 26 days 53 days
2010–11 44 19 days 43 days

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 58 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 172 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
In 2010–11 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2013–14 18 58 days 172 days
2012–13 21 98 days 261 days
2011–12 13 100 days 200 days
2010–11 <5 - 144 days

In 2010–11 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 21 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 85 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 39 21 days 85 days
2012–13 66 47 days 108 days
2011–12 40 33 days 102 days
2010–11 52 36 days 95 days

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

In 2013–14, 10.8% of patients waited longer than 365 days for ear, nose and throat surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2013–14 157 10.8% 5.2%
2012–13 193 0.0% 7.2%
2011–12 180 0.0% 5.7%
2010–11 225 5.3% 6.4%

Myringoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14, 27.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for myringoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 19.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2013–14 62 27.4% 19.4%
2012–13 74 0.0% 11.7%
2011–12 55 0.0% 14.0%
2010–11 71 15.5% 13.8%

Myringotomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for myringotomy 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
2013–14 17 0.0% 1.5%
2012–13 15 0.0% 1.4%
2011–12 29 0.0% 1.2%
2010–11 44 0.0% 1.0%

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 12.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
In 2010–11 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2013–14 18 0.0% 12.4%
2012–13 21 0.0% 25.3%
2011–12 13 0.0% 15.3%
2010–11 <5 - 14.0%

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2013–14 39 0.0% 4.2%
2012–13 66 0.0% 8.4%
2011–12 40 0.0% 6.7%
2010–11 52 1.9% 7.2%

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

All eye surgery: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for eye surgery was 124 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 113 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 344 124 days 113 days
2012–13 397 154 days 160 days
2011–12 199 106 days 154 days
2010–11 250 72 days 123 days

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 124 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 140 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 229 124 days 140 days
2012–13 268 167 days 187 days
2011–12 125 118 days 202 days
2010–11 158 81 days 173 days

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

In 2013–14, 4.7% of patients waited longer than 365 days for eye surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2013–14 344 4.7% 8.2%
2012–13 397 15.4% 6.4%
2011–12 199 1.0% 9.4%
2010–11 250 0.8% 8.1%

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

In 2013–14, 3.1% 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
2013–14 229 3.1% 8.4%
2012–13 268 16.0% 5.8%
2011–12 125 0.0% 10.4%
2010–11 158 0.6% 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 2012–13, there were a total of 65 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
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.

All general surgery: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for general surgery was 20 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 29 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 773 20 days 29 days
2012–13 838 24 days 29 days
2011–12 763 28 days 31 days
2010–11 538 29 days 32 days

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 34 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 50 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 53 34 days 50 days
2012–13 49 44 days 57 days
2011–12 59 39 days 62 days
2010–11 48 38 days 62 days

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 22 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 68 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 23 22 days 68 days
2012–13 36 36 days 75 days
2011–12 20 31 days 77 days
2010–11 12 36 days 69 days

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 38 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 69 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 61 38 days 69 days
2012–13 58 40 days 73 days
2011–12 39 54 days 71 days
2010–11 34 38 days 73 days

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

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for general surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.9%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2013–14 773 0.0% 1.9%
2012–13 838 0.0% 2.8%
2011–12 763 0.0% 3.1%
2010–11 538 0.2% 3.0%

Cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2013–14 53 0.0% 1.7%
2012–13 49 0.0% 2.7%
2011–12 59 0.0% 4.7%
2010–11 48 0.0% 4.1%

Haemorrhoidectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for haemorrhoidectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.9%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2013–14 23 0.0% 4.9%
2012–13 36 0.0% 7.7%
2011–12 20 0.0% 4.0%
2010–11 12 0.0% 3.7%

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2013–14 61 0.0% 3.7%
2012–13 58 0.0% 5.3%
2011–12 39 0.0% 6.8%
2010–11 34 0.0% 6.7%

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 2013–14 there were no patients who had this surgery.

All neurosurgery: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14 there were no patients who had this surgery.

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 2013–14, the median waiting time for plastic surgery was 61 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 33 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
In 2010–2012 there were no patients who had this surgery.
2013–14 19 61 days 33 days
2012–13 <5 - 26 days
2011–12 0 - 27 days
2010–11 0 - 27 days

In 2010–2012 there were no patients who had this surgery.

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

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

In 2013–14, 5.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for plastic surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
In 2010–2012 there were no patients who had this surgery.
2013–14 19 5.3% 3.7%
2012–13 <5 - 3.0%
2011–12 0 - 4.2%
2010–11 0 - 4.4%

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 2013–14, the median waiting time for vascular surgery was 47 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 17 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
In 2010–11 there were no patients who had this surgery.
2013–14 29 47 days 17 days
2012–13 19 41 days 18 days
2011–12 20 48 days 19 days
2010–11 0 - 21 days

In 2010–11 there were no patients who had this surgery.

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for varicose vein ligation and stripping was 42 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 120 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 19 42 days 120 days
2012–13 13 89 days 118 days
2011–12 11 53 days 106 days
2010–11 11 60 days 91 days

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

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for vascular surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
In 2010–11 there were no patients who had this surgery.
2013–14 29 0.0% 1.0%
2012–13 19 0.0% 1.2%
2011–12 20 0.0% 1.5%
2010–11 0 - 2.4%

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for varicose vein ligation and stripping at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 6.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2013–14 19 0.0% 6.5%
2012–13 13 0.0% 8.2%
2011–12 11 0.0% 11.1%
2010–11 11 9.1% 9.3%