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The Canberra Hospital

This is a public hospital

Address:
Yamba Drive
Garran, ACT 2605
Phone: 02 6244 2222
Go to this hospital's website (external link, opens in a new window) [http://www.canberrahospital.act.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.

Cardio-thoracic surgery for July 2011–June 2012

Cardio-thoracic surgery is performed on the organs inside the chest, in particular, the heart and lungs.

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 cardio-thoracic surgery

25 days compared to the national average of 17 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 25 days 17 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 17 days 16 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are on par with the national average
2009–10 20 days 14 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Coronary artery bypass surgery

21 days compared to the national average of 16 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 21 days 16 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 13 days 17 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 16 days 15 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Percentage of patients who waited more than 365 days

All cardio-thoracic surgery

0.0% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 0.1%

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are on par with 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% 0.1% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are on par with the national average
2010–11 0.0% 0.2% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 0.0% 0.4% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Coronary artery bypass surgery

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

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are on par with 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% 0.0% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are on par with the national average
2010–11 0.0% 0.2% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 0.0% 0.7% 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 cardio-thoracic surgery 178
Coronary artery bypass surgery 108
Number of elective surgeries for this hospital
Surgical specialty Year Number of surgeries
All cardio-thoracic surgery 2011–12 178
All cardio-thoracic surgery 2010–11 182
All cardio-thoracic surgery 2009–10 216
Coronary artery bypass surgery 2011–12 108
Coronary artery bypass surgery 2010–11 102
Coronary artery bypass surgery 2009–10 129
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