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Griffith Hospital

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

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.

General surgery for July 2011–June 2012

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

46 days compared to the national average of 31 days

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
Median waiting times (days) for this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 46 days 31 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 69 days 32 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 88 days 31 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Cholecystectomy

52 days compared to the national average of 51 days

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are on par with the national average
Median waiting times (days) for this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 52 days 51 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are on par with the national average
2010–11 59 days 54 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 86 days 51 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Haemorrhoidectomy

Fewer than 10 surgeries

Median waiting times (days) for this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 Fewer than 10 surgeries 57 days
2010–11 Fewer than 10 surgeries 60 days
2009–10 Fewer than 10 surgeries 66 days

If there were fewer than 10 surgeries performed in a year, then the median waiting time is not shown.

Inguinal herniorrhaphy

68 days compared to the national average of 57 days

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
Median waiting times (days) for this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 68 days 57 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 220 days 57 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 102 days 57 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Tonsillectomy

68 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 68 days 97 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 Fewer than 10 surgeries 94 days
2009–10 77 days 91 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

If there were fewer than 10 surgeries performed in a year, then the median waiting time is not shown.

Percentage of patients who waited more than 365 days

All general surgery

0.0% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 1.8%

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 0.0% 1.8% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 0.4% 1.8% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 2.2% 2.1% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are on par with the national average

Cholecystectomy

0.0% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 2.0%

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% 2.0% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 0.0% 1.8% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 0.0% 2.2% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Haemorrhoidectomy

Fewer than 10 surgeries

Percentage of people waiting more than 365 days at this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 Fewer than 10 surgeries 3.2%
2010–11 Fewer than 10 surgeries 3.4%
2009–10 Fewer than 10 surgeries 3.5%

If there were fewer than 10 surgeries performed in a year, then the percentage is not shown.

Inguinal herniorrhaphy

0.0% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 3.1%

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% 3.1% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 2.6% 2.6% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are on par with the national average
2009–10 2.8% 3.1% 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 Fewer than 10 surgeries 6.5%
2009–10 0.0% 8.4% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

If there were fewer than 10 surgeries performed in a year, then the percentage is not shown.

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 general surgery 289
Cholecystectomy 56
Haemorrhoidectomy <5
Inguinal herniorrhaphy 43
Tonsillectomy 10

For categories with fewer than 5 (2011-12 and earlier) or 10 (2010-11 and earlier) surgeries, the number of surgeries are not shown.

Number of elective surgeries for this hospital
Surgical specialty Year Number of surgeries
All general surgery 2011–12 289
All general surgery 2010–11 284
All general surgery 2009–10 273
Cholecystectomy 2011–12 56
Cholecystectomy 2010–11 56
Cholecystectomy 2009–10 47
Haemorrhoidectomy 2011–12 <5
Haemorrhoidectomy 2010–11 <10
Haemorrhoidectomy 2009–10 <10
Inguinal herniorrhaphy 2011–12 43
Inguinal herniorrhaphy 2010–11 38
Inguinal herniorrhaphy 2009–10 36
Tonsillectomy 2011–12 10
Tonsillectomy 2010–11 <10
Tonsillectomy 2009–10 12
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