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Forbes Hospital

This is a public hospital

Address:
Lot 1 Elgin Street
Forbes, NSW 2871
Phone: 02 6850 2000

Elective (planned) 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. 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.

Ear, nose and throat surgery for July 2010–June 2013

This surgical specialty treats diseases and problems affecting the ears, nose, throat, head and neck.

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 ear, nose and throat surgery

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for ear, nose and throat surgery was 202 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time (days)
2012–13 100 202
2011–12 104 171
2010–11 87 197
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Myringoplasty

Fewer than 10 surgeries

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time (days)
2012–13 <5 Fewer than 10 surgeries
2011–12 <5 Fewer than 10 surgeries
2010–11 <5 Fewer than 10 surgeries
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Myringotomy

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time (days)
2012–13 0 Nil surgeries were performed
2011–12 <5 Fewer than 10 surgeries
2010–11 0 Nil surgeries were performed
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Septoplasty

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 251 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time (days)
2012–13 10 251
2011–12 9 Fewer than 10 surgeries
2010–11 7 Fewer than 10 surgeries
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Tonsillectomy

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 263 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time (days)
2012–13 38 263
2011–12 40 290
2010–11 37 302
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Percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

All ear, nose and throat surgery

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for ear, nose and throat surgery at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited longer than 365 days
2012–13 100 0.0%
2011–12 104 0.0%
2010–11 87 0.0%
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Myringoplasty

Fewer than 10 surgeries

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited longer than 365 days
2012–13 <5 Fewer than 10 surgeries
2011–12 <5 Fewer than 10 surgeries
2010–11 <5 Fewer than 10 surgeries
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Myringotomy

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited longer than 365 days
2012–13 0 Nil surgeries were performed
2011–12 <5 Fewer than 10 surgeries
2010–11 0 Nil surgeries were performed
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Septoplasty

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited longer than 365 days
2012–13 10 0.0%
2011–12 9 Fewer than 10 surgeries
2010–11 7 Fewer than 10 surgeries
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Tonsillectomy

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited longer than 365 days
2012–13 38 0.0%
2011–12 40 0.0%
2010–11 37 0.0%
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