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Noarlunga Public Hospital

This is a public hospital

Address:
Alexander Kelly Drive
Noarlunga Centre, SA 5168
Phone: 08 8384 9222
Go to this hospital's website (external link, opens in a new window) [http://www.noarlungahealth.sa.gov.au]

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

45 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 45 days 66 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 37 days 64 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 37 days 63 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Myringoplasty

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 105.5 days
2010–11 Fewer than 10 surgeries 108 days
2009–10 Fewer than 10 surgeries 103 days

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

Myringotomy

Nil surgeries were performed

Median waiting times (days) for this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 Nil surgeries were performed 49 days
2010–11 Nil surgeries were performed 47 days
2009–10 Fewer than 10 surgeries 48 days

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

Septoplasty

59 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 59 days 160 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 81 days 159 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 66 days 144 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Tonsillectomy

91 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 91 days 97 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 76 days 94 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 80 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

0.2% 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 0.2% 5.6% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 0.9% 5.6% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 1.3% 6.8% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Myringoplasty

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 9.5%
2010–11 Fewer than 10 surgeries 10.7%
2009–10 Fewer than 10 surgeries 12.5%

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

Myringotomy

Nil surgeries were performed

Percentage of people waiting more than 365 days at this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 Nil surgeries were performed 1.1%
2010–11 Nil surgeries were performed 0.9%
2009–10 Fewer than 10 surgeries 1.2%

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

Septoplasty

3.7% 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 3.7% 11.8% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 4.7% 13.7% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 7.3% 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 2.4% 6.5% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 1.6% 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 485
Myringoplasty <5
Myringotomy 0
Septoplasty 27
Tonsillectomy 41

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 ear, nose and throat surgery 2011–12 485
All ear, nose and throat surgery 2010–11 464
All ear, nose and throat surgery 2009–10 478
Myringoplasty 2011–12 <5
Myringoplasty 2010–11 <10
Myringoplasty 2009–10 <10
Myringotomy 2011–12 0
Myringotomy 2010–11 0
Myringotomy 2009–10 <10
Septoplasty 2011–12 27
Septoplasty 2010–11 43
Septoplasty 2009–10 41
Tonsillectomy 2011–12 41
Tonsillectomy 2010–11 41
Tonsillectomy 2009–10 64
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