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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 2011–12, there were a total of 314 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
2011–12 314 2.7 days 2.3 days 838
2010–11 279 2.6 days 2.3 days 725
2009–10 287 2.6 days 2.3 days 734

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 2012–13, the median waiting time for ear, nose and throat surgery was 106 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 69 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 708 106 days 69 days
2011–12 860 142 days 69 days
2010–11 872 209 days 70 days

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 7 - 150 days
2011–12 13 393 days 124 days
2010–11 11 317 days 126 days

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

Myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 76 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 67 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 82 76 days 67 days
2011–12 132 110 days 66 days
2010–11 92 141 days 71 days

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 348 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 250 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 60 348 days 250 days
2011–12 56 307 days 227 days
2010–11 35 291 days 196 days

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 170 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 131 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 262 170 days 131 days
2011–12 313 169 days 118 days
2010–11 405 336 days 119 days

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

In 2012–13, 15.5% of patients waited longer than 365 days for ear, nose and throat surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 708 15.5% 8.0%
2011–12 860 12.9% 7.8%
2010–11 872 28.3% 8.0%

Myringoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

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

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.
2012–13 7 - 13.1%
2011–12 13 53.8% 12.5%
2010–11 11 45.5% 13.6%

Myringotomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 7.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for myringotomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 82 7.3% 3.3%
2011–12 132 2.3% 2.3%
2010–11 92 14.1% 2.2%

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 31.7% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 19.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 60 31.7% 19.3%
2011–12 56 37.5% 15.5%
2010–11 35 45.7% 18.6%

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 12.6% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 10.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 262 12.6% 10.6%
2011–12 313 3.8% 11.1%
2010–11 405 42.0% 11.0%

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

All eye surgery: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for eye surgery was 21 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 69 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 141 21 days 69 days
2011–12 125 18 days 72 days
2010–11 111 24 days 68 days

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

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

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

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for eye surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 141 0.0% 3.6%
2011–12 125 0.0% 4.7%
2010–11 111 0.0% 3.9%

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

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

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 2011–12, there were a total of 175 stays for gallbladder removal, of which 99% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2011–12 174 2.4 days 2.1 days 416
2010–11 154 2.6 days 2.2 days 400
2009–10 153 2.5 days 2.1 days 385

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 2012–13, the median waiting time for general surgery was 37 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 31 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 889 37 days 31 days
2011–12 939 31 days 31 days
2010–11 877 37 days 31 days

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 62 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 55 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 140 62 days 55 days
2011–12 147 58 days 54 days
2010–11 143 60 days 55 days

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 96 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 77 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 16 96 days 77 days
2011–12 25 61 days 68 days
2010–11 10 102 days 65 days

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 63 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 76 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 189 63 days 76 days
2011–12 143 56 days 70 days
2010–11 185 57 days 65 days

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

In 2012–13, 0.1% of patients waited longer than 365 days for general surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 889 0.1% 2.3%
2011–12 939 0.5% 1.9%
2010–11 877 3.9% 1.9%

Cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 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
2012–13 140 0.0% 1.7%
2011–12 147 0.7% 1.3%
2010–11 143 2.8% 1.2%

Haemorrhoidectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for haemorrhoidectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 16 0.0% 5.0%
2011–12 25 0.0% 4.1%
2010–11 10 0.0% 4.5%

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

In 2012–13, 0.5% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 189 0.5% 4.1%
2011–12 143 0.0% 3.2%
2010–11 185 6.5% 2.4%

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 2012–13, the median waiting time for neurosurgery was 20 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 30 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 221 20 days 30 days
2011–12 181 19 days 32 days
2010–11 283 26 days 34 days

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

In 2012–13, 0.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for neurosurgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 221 0.9% 2.5%
2011–12 181 0.6% 2.6%
2010–11 283 2.1% 3.1%

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 2012–13, the median waiting time for plastic surgery was 6 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 21 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 671 6 days 21 days
2011–12 591 4 days 21 days
2010–11 498 6 days 21 days

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

In 2012–13, 0.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for plastic surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 671 0.3% 2.2%
2011–12 591 5.9% 2.3%
2010–11 498 7.2% 1.8%

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 2012–13, the median waiting time for vascular surgery was 20 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 19 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 507 20 days 19 days
2011–12 530 27 days 19 days
2010–11 451 22 days 18 days

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for varicose vein ligation and stripping was 141 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 100 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 178 141 days 100 days
2011–12 204 280 days 110 days
2010–11 102 354 days 102 days

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

In 2012–13, 5.7% of patients waited longer than 365 days for vascular surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 507 5.7% 2.0%
2011–12 530 15.1% 2.4%
2010–11 451 10.6% 2.5%

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

In 2012–13, 16.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for varicose vein ligation and stripping at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 10.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 178 16.3% 10.2%
2011–12 204 38.2% 12.6%
2010–11 102 42.2% 13.9%