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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 (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.

Ear, nose and throat surgery for July 2010–June 2013

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

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for ear, nose and throat surgery was 106 days at this hospital compared to its national peer group performance of 69 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time (days) Peer group median waiting time (days) Performance in peer group for median waiting time
2012–13 708 106 69 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for ear, nose and throat surgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2011–12 860 142 69 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for ear, nose and throat surgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2010–11 872 209 70 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for ear, nose and throat surgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
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Myringoplasty

Fewer than 10 surgeries

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time (days) Peer group median waiting time (days) Performance in peer group for median waiting time
2012–13 7 Fewer than 10 surgeries
2011–12 13 393 124 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for myringoplasty compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2010–11 11 317 126 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for myringoplasty compared to similar hospitals across Australia
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Myringotomy

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 76 days at this hospital compared to its national peer group performance of 67 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 82 76 67 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for myringotomy compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2011–12 132 110 66 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for myringotomy compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2010–11 92 141 71 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for myringotomy compared to similar hospitals across Australia
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Septoplasty

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 348 days at this hospital compared to its national peer group performance of 250 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 60 348 250 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for septoplasty compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2011–12 56 307 227 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for septoplasty compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2010–11 35 291 196 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for septoplasty compared to similar hospitals across Australia
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Tonsillectomy

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 170 days at this hospital compared to its national peer group performance of 131 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time (days) Peer group median waiting time (days) Performance in peer group for median waiting time
2012–13 262 170 131 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for tonsillectomy compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2011–12 313 169 118 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for tonsillectomy compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2010–11 405 336 119 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for tonsillectomy compared to similar hospitals across Australia
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Percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

All ear, nose and throat surgery

In 2012–13, 15.5% of patients waited longer than 365 days for ear, nose and throat surgery at this hospital compared to its national peer group performance of 8.0%

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
2012–13 708 15.5% 8.0% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for ear, nose and throat surgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2011–12 860 12.9% 7.8% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for ear, nose and throat surgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2010–11 872 28.3% 8.0% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for ear, nose and throat surgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
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Myringoplasty

Fewer than 10 surgeries

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 7 Fewer than 10 surgeries
2011–12 13 53.8% 12.5% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for myringoplasty compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2010–11 11 45.5% 13.6% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for myringoplasty compared to similar hospitals across Australia
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Myringotomy

In 2012–13, 7.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for myringotomy at this hospital compared to its national peer group performance of 3.3%

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 82 7.3% 3.3% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for myringotomy compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2011–12 132 2.3% 2.3% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for myringotomy compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2010–11 92 14.1% 2.2% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for myringotomy compared to similar hospitals across Australia
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Septoplasty

In 2012–13, 31.7% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital compared to its national peer group performance of 19.3%

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 60 31.7% 19.3% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2011–12 56 37.5% 15.5% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2010–11 35 45.7% 18.6% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty compared to similar hospitals across Australia
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Tonsillectomy

In 2012–13, 12.6% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital compared to its national peer group performance of 10.6%

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
2012–13 262 12.6% 10.6% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2011–12 313 3.8% 11.1% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2010–11 405 42.0% 11.0% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy compared to similar hospitals across Australia
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