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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, 99% of patients received urgent surgery within 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 95%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2012–13 2,736 99% 95%
2011–12 2,516 98% 92%
Year Quarter Surgeries within 30 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 98%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 99%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 99%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 99%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 99%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 98%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 98%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 97%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 98%

Semi-urgent (within 90 days)

In 2012–13, 64% 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 3,142 64% 76%
2011–12 3,276 50% 76%
Year Quarter Surgeries within 90 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 78%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 74%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 61%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 61%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 69%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 66%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 60%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 41%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 52%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 44%

Non-urgent (within 365 days)

In 2012–13, 80% of patients received non-urgent surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 90%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2012–13 917 80% 90%
2011–12 879 73% 90%
Year Quarter Surgeries within 365 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 83%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 84%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 80%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 84%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 79%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 80%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 83%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 70%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 65%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 69%

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 10 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 2,736 11 days 10 days
2011–12 2,516 12 days 11 days
2010–11 2,468 14 days 11 days
Year Quarter Median waiting time
2013–14 Oct–Dec 15 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 14 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 13 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 12 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 10 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 11 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 11 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 13 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 13 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 12 days
2010–11 Apr–Jun 14 days
2010–11 Jan–Mar 14 days
2010–11 Oct–Dec 15 days
2010–11 Jul–Sep 11 days

Semi-urgent (within 90 days)

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for semi-urgent surgery was 65 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 54 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 3,142 65 days 54 days
2011–12 3,276 91 days 53 days
2010–11 3,112 103 days 53 days
Year Quarter Median waiting time
2013–14 Oct–Dec 57 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 58 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 71 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 69 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 61 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 62 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 77 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 116 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 85 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 110 days
2010–11 Apr–Jun 122 days
2010–11 Jan–Mar 117 days
2010–11 Oct–Dec 85 days
2010–11 Jul–Sep 92 days

Non-urgent (within 365 days)

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for non-urgent surgery was 196 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 144 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 917 196 days 144 days
2011–12 879 256 days 139 days
2010–11 708 308 days 132 days
Year Quarter Median waiting time
2013–14 Oct–Dec 149 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 147 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 222 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 195 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 183 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 189 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 201 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 248 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 263 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 279 days
2010–11 Apr–Jun 270 days
2010–11 Jan–Mar 370 days
2010–11 Oct–Dec 297 days
2010–11 Jul–Sep 266 days