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Gold Coast University Hospital

This is a public hospital

Address:
1 Hospital Boulevard
Southport, QLD 4215
Phone: 07 5687 0000
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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.

Ear, nose and throat surgery for July 2011–June 2012

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

22 days compared to the national average of 66 days

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
Median waiting times (days) for this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 22 days 66 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 43 days 64 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 39 days 63 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Myringoplasty

93 days compared to the national average of 106 days

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
Median waiting times (days) for this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 93 days 105.5 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 127 days 108 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 141 days 103 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Myringotomy

28 days compared to the national average of 49 days

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
Median waiting times (days) for this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 28 days 49 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 66 days 47 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 38 days 48 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Septoplasty

25 days compared to the national average of 160 days

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
Median waiting times (days) for this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 25 days 160 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 62 days 159 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 43 days 144 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Tonsillectomy

28 days compared to the national average of 97 days

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
Median waiting times (days) for this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 28 days 97 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 79 days 94 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 64 days 91 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Percentage of patients who waited more than 365 days

All ear, nose and throat surgery

0.9% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 5.6%

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 0.9% 5.6% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 1.5% 5.6% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 0.9% 6.8% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Myringoplasty

2.6% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 9.5%

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 2.6% 9.5% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 2.5% 10.7% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 3.8% 12.5% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Myringotomy

0.0% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 1.1%

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 0.0% 1.1% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 0.0% 0.9% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 0.0% 1.2% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Septoplasty

4.1% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 11.8%

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 4.1% 11.8% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 3.8% 13.7% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 1.2% 16.3% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Tonsillectomy

0.0% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 7.2%

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 0.0% 7.2% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 0.5% 6.5% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 0.3% 8.4% 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 ear, nose and throat surgery 1,092
Myringoplasty 38
Myringotomy 136
Septoplasty 97
Tonsillectomy 290
Number of elective surgeries for this hospital
Surgical specialty Year Number of surgeries
All ear, nose and throat surgery 2011–12 1,092
All ear, nose and throat surgery 2010–11 1,137
All ear, nose and throat surgery 2009–10 971
Myringoplasty 2011–12 38
Myringoplasty 2010–11 40
Myringoplasty 2009–10 52
Myringotomy 2011–12 136
Myringotomy 2010–11 162
Myringotomy 2009–10 131
Septoplasty 2011–12 97
Septoplasty 2010–11 78
Septoplasty 2009–10 84
Tonsillectomy 2011–12 290
Tonsillectomy 2010–11 417
Tonsillectomy 2009–10 326
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