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Gold Coast University Hospital

This is a public hospital

Address:
1 Hospital Boulevard
Southport, QLD 4215
Phone: 07 5687 0000
Go to this hospital's website (external link, opens in a new window) [http://www.health.qld.gov.au/goldcoasthealth]

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.

Plastic surgery for July 2011–June 2012

Plastic surgery involves the modification or reconstruction of the visible physical features of the body. It is commonly performed on people who have suffered severe injuries or burns, people who were born with physical malformations, or people whose physical appearance has been affected by a 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 plastic surgery

22 days compared to the national average of 24 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 24 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 35 days 24 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 31 days 22 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 plastic surgery

1.2% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 2.8%

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 1.2% 2.8% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 0.3% 2.1% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 0.5% 2.7% 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 plastic surgery 983
Number of elective surgeries for this hospital
Surgical specialty Year Number of surgeries
All plastic surgery 2011–12 983
All plastic surgery 2010–11 659
All plastic surgery 2009–10 617
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