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The Canberra Hospital

This is a public hospital

Address:
Yamba Drive
Garran, ACT 2605
Phone: 02 6244 2222
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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

142 days compared to the national average of 66 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
2011–12 142 days 66 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 209 days 64 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 163 days 63 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Myringoplasty

393 days compared to the national average of 106 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
2011–12 393 days 105.5 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 317 days 108 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 371 days 103 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Myringotomy

110 days compared to the national average of 49 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
2011–12 110 days 49 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 141 days 47 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 103 days 48 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Septoplasty

307 days compared to the national average of 160 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
2011–12 307 days 160 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 291 days 159 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 202 days 144 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Tonsillectomy

169 days compared to the national average of 97 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
2011–12 169 days 97 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 337 days 94 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 337 days 91 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 ear, nose and throat surgery

12.9% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 5.6%

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer 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 12.9% 5.6% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 28.4% 5.6% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 26.6% 6.8% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Myringoplasty

53.8% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 9.5%

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer 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 53.8% 9.5% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 45.5% 10.7% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 53.3% 12.5% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Myringotomy

2.3% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 1.1%

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer 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 2.3% 1.1% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 14.1% 0.9% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 11.5% 1.2% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Septoplasty

37.5% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 11.8%

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer 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 37.5% 11.8% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 45.7% 13.7% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 35.6% 16.3% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Tonsillectomy

3.8% 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 3.8% 7.2% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 42.1% 6.5% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 42.9% 8.4% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer 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 860
Myringoplasty 13
Myringotomy 132
Septoplasty 56
Tonsillectomy 313
Number of elective surgeries for this hospital
Surgical specialty Year Number of surgeries
All ear, nose and throat surgery 2011–12 860
All ear, nose and throat surgery 2010–11 871
All ear, nose and throat surgery 2009–10 613
Myringoplasty 2011–12 13
Myringoplasty 2010–11 11
Myringoplasty 2009–10 15
Myringotomy 2011–12 132
Myringotomy 2010–11 92
Myringotomy 2009–10 78
Septoplasty 2011–12 56
Septoplasty 2010–11 35
Septoplasty 2009–10 59
Tonsillectomy 2011–12 313
Tonsillectomy 2010–11 404
Tonsillectomy 2009–10 191
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