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Tamworth Hospital

This is a public hospital

Address:
31 Dean Street
Tamworth, NSW 2340
Phone: 02 6767 7700

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.

Eye surgery for July 2010–June 2013

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

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 eye surgery

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for eye surgery was 285 days at this hospital compared to its national peer group performance of 160 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time (days) Peer group median waiting time (days) Performance in peer group for median waiting time
2012–13 843 285 160 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for eye surgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2011–12 743 288 154 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for eye surgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2010–11 591 209 123 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for eye surgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
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Cataract extraction

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 316 days at this hospital compared to its national peer group performance of 187 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time (days) Peer group median waiting time (days) Performance in peer group for median waiting time
2012–13 651 316 187 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for cataract extraction compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2011–12 605 313 202 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for cataract extraction compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2010–11 446 250 173 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for cataract extraction compared to similar hospitals across Australia
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Percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

All eye surgery

In 2012–13, 2.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for eye surgery at this hospital compared to its national peer group performance of 6.4%

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited longer than 365 days Peer group patients who waited longer than 365 days Performance in peer group for patients who waited longer than 365 days
2012–13 843 2.4% 6.4% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for eye surgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2011–12 743 14.3% 9.4% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for eye surgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2010–11 591 5.2% 8.1% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for eye surgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
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Cataract extraction

In 2012–13, 2.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital compared to its national peer group performance of 5.8%

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited longer than 365 days Peer group patients who waited longer than 365 days Performance in peer group for patients who waited longer than 365 days
2012–13 651 2.9% 5.8% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2011–12 605 15.7% 10.4% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2010–11 446 6.5% 9.2% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction compared to similar hospitals across Australia
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