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Surgeries & procedures

Urological

Urological surgery is performed on the organs of the urinary system (such as the kidneys and bladder), including organs of the male reproductive system.

All urological surgery: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for urological surgery was 29 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 25 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 941 29 days 25 days
2011–12 739 48 days 27 days
2010–11 767 60 days 27 days

Cystoscopy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cystoscopy was 29 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 23 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 624 29 days 23 days
2011–12 485 64 days 24 days
2010–11 461 62 days 24 days

Prostatectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for prostatectomy was 39 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 41 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 66 39 days 41 days
2011–12 61 37 days 42 days
2010–11 61 76 days 47 days

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

In 2012–13, 1.1% of patients waited longer than 365 days for urological 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
2012–13 941 1.1% 1.0%
2011–12 739 4.3% 1.1%
2010–11 767 15.0% 1.7%

Cystoscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.5% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cystoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.9%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 624 0.5% 0.9%
2011–12 485 4.1% 0.9%
2010–11 461 14.3% 1.4%

Prostatectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 3.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for prostatectomy 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
2012–13 66 3.0% 1.9%
2011–12 61 4.9% 2.1%
2010–11 61 19.7% 3.0%

Prostate removal is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland, most commonly performed through the urethra. The data presented here relate to men who stayed one or more nights for transurethral prostate removal without complications.

Prostate removal: average length of stay

In 2011–12, there were a total of 24 stays for prostate 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 24 2.9 days 2.7 days 69
2010–11 43 2.7 days 2.9 days 118
2009–10 24 3.3 days 2.8 days 78