Cancer surgery for July 2010–June 2011
Surgery can be provided on an emergency basis or on an elective or planned basis. When the surgery is elective or planned, patients are first placed on a waiting list. The information presented here refers to the time spent on a waiting list by people who received elective surgery for selected cancer types in this hospital between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011.
Median waiting times for cancer surgery
Waiting times for various types of cancer surgery differ depending on the assessed clinical urgency. For example lung and breast cancer generally have shorter median waiting times for surgery than prostate cancer.
The median waiting time is the number of days within which half of all patients at this hospital received their surgery.
To learn more about how cancer surgery is defined and for information on the numbers of hospitals that report cancer surgery waiting times, read About the data.
Number of elective cancer surgeries
The following graph shows the number of admissions for elective cancer surgery for patients on a waiting list managed by the hospital. It does not include people on the waiting list who were admitted for surgery on an emergency basis, or people who received elective surgery without being placed on the hospital's waiting list.
|Type of cancer||Number of surgeries|