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Flinders Medical Centre

This is a public hospital

Address:
Flinders Drive
Bedford Park, SA 5042
Phone: 08 8204 5511
Go to this hospital's website (external link, opens in a new window) [http://www.flinders.sa.gov.au]

Elective surgery waiting times

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.

To learn more about elective surgery waiting times, read About the data.

Neurosurgery for July 2011–June 2012

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.

Median waiting times

The median waiting time is the number of days within which half of all patients at this hospital received their surgery.

All neurosurgery

48 days compared to the national average of 31 days

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
Median waiting times (days) for this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 48 days 31 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 56 days 34 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 33 days 30 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Percentage of patients who waited more than 365 days

All neurosurgery

1.1% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 2.7%

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
Percentage of people waiting more than 365 days at this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 1.1% 2.7% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 0.5% 3.3% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 0.0% 2.3% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Number of surgeries

The following graph shows the number of admissions for elective 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.

Surgical specialty Number of surgeries
All neurosurgery 181
Number of elective surgeries for this hospital
Surgical specialty Year Number of surgeries
All neurosurgery 2011–12 181
All neurosurgery 2010–11 210
All neurosurgery 2009–10 217
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