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Griffith Hospital

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1 Noorebar Avenue
Griffith, NSW 2680
Phone: 02 6969 5555

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.

General surgery for July 2010–June 2013

General surgery focuses on the organs of the abdomen (such as the stomach, intestines, gall bladder, liver and pancreas), and includes hernia repair and haemorrhoid removal. General surgeons may also treat diseases of the skin and breast.

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 general surgery

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for general surgery was 28 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time (days)
2012–13 350 28
2011–12 293 45
2010–11 284 69
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Cholecystectomy

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 33 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time (days)
2012–13 60 33
2011–12 59 49
2010–11 56 59
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Haemorrhoidectomy

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 7 Fewer than 10 surgeries
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Inguinal herniorrhaphy

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 56 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time (days)
2012–13 51 56
2011–12 43 68
2010–11 38 220
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Tonsillectomy

Fewer than 10 surgeries

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time (days)
2012–13 <5 Fewer than 10 surgeries
2011–12 10 68
2010–11 6 Fewer than 10 surgeries
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Varicose vein ligation and stripping

Fewer than 10 surgeries

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time (days)
2012–13 6 Fewer than 10 surgeries
2011–12 6 Fewer than 10 surgeries
2010–11 5 Fewer than 10 surgeries
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Percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

All general surgery

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

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited longer than 365 days
2012–13 350 0.0%
2011–12 293 0.0%
2010–11 284 0.4%
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Cholecystectomy

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

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited longer than 365 days
2012–13 60 0.0%
2011–12 59 0.0%
2010–11 56 0.0%
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Haemorrhoidectomy

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 7 Fewer than 10 surgeries
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Inguinal herniorrhaphy

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

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited longer than 365 days
2012–13 51 0.0%
2011–12 43 0.0%
2010–11 38 2.6%
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Tonsillectomy

Fewer than 10 surgeries

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited longer than 365 days
2012–13 <5 Fewer than 10 surgeries
2011–12 10 0.0%
2010–11 6 Fewer than 10 surgeries
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Varicose vein ligation and stripping

Fewer than 10 surgeries

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited longer than 365 days
2012–13 6 Fewer than 10 surgeries
2011–12 6 Fewer than 10 surgeries
2010–11 5 Fewer than 10 surgeries
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