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Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular refers to the heart and blood vessels (arteries, capillaries and veins) or both.

Cardio-thoracic surgery is performed on the organs inside the chest, in particular, the heart and lungs.

All cardio-thoracic surgery: median waiting times

In 2013–14, the median waiting time for cardio-thoracic surgery was 19 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 17 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 173 19 days 17 days
2012–13 161 10 days 16 days
2011–12 182 23 days 15 days
2010–11 182 17 days 14 days

Coronary artery bypass surgery: median waiting times

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2013–14 76 17 days 17 days
2012–13 77 7 days 15 days
2011–12 111 20 days 15 days
2010–11 102 13 days 13 days

All cardio-thoracic surgery: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cardio-thoracic surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2013–14 173 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 161 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 182 0.0% 0.1%
2010–11 182 0.0% 0.2%

Coronary artery bypass surgery: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2013–14, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for coronary artery bypass surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2013–14 76 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 77 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 111 0.0% 0.0%
2010–11 102 0.0% 0.2%

Heart failure is a chronic heart condition that occurs when the heart is unable to provide sufficient pressure to maintain blood flow around the body. It includes cardiac shock, which occurs when blood flow to vital organs is inadequate for normal function. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for heart failure without and with complications.

Heart failure (without complications): average length of stay

In 2012–13, there were a total of 134 stays for heart failure (without complications), of which 90% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2012–13 120 4.8 days 4.6 days 575
2011–12 142 5.5 days 4.8 days 784
2010–11 181 5.2 days 5.0 days 943
2009–10 153 5.6 days 5.1 days 851

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2012–13, there were a total of 92 stays for heart failure (with complications), 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 92 10.7 days 8.9 days 985
2011–12 66 11.3 days 9.6 days 744
2010–11 61 8.5 days 10.1 days 521
2009–10 44 12.0 days 10.1 days 528