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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.

Vascular surgery for July 2011–June 2012

Vascular surgery focuses on blood vessels (veins and arteries), except for those in the heart (included in cardio-thoracic surgery) and brain (included in neurosurgery).

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 vascular surgery

8 days compared to the national average of 20 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 8 days 20 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 22 days 21 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are on par with the national average
2009–10 19 days 20 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are on par with the national average

Varicose vein ligation and stripping

77 days compared to the national average of 103 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 77 days 103 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 50 days 100 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 49 days 96 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 vascular surgery

0.0% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 2.5%

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 0.0% 2.5% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 0.0% 2.6% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 1.9% 3.9% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Varicose vein ligation and stripping

0.0% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 10.0%

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% 10.0% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 0.0% 10.2% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 8.3% 12.8% 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 vascular surgery 416
Varicose vein ligation and stripping 35
Number of elective surgeries for this hospital
Surgical specialty Year Number of surgeries
All vascular surgery 2011–12 416
All vascular surgery 2010–11 462
All vascular surgery 2009–10 415
Varicose vein ligation and stripping 2011–12 35
Varicose vein ligation and stripping 2010–11 151
Varicose vein ligation and stripping 2009–10 84
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