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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.

Gynaecological surgery for July 2011–June 2012

Gynaecological surgery focuses on the female reproductive organs.

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 gynaecological surgery

42 days compared to the national average of 31 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 42 days 31 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 65 days 30 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 63 days 30 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Hysterectomy

63 days compared to the national average of 53 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 63 days 53 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 76 days 49 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 50 days 50 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are on par with the national average

Percentage of patients who waited more than 365 days

All gynaecological surgery

1.6% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 0.9%

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 1.6% 0.9% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 4.2% 0.8% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 4.0% 1.0% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Hysterectomy

2.5% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 1.8%

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 2.5% 1.8% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 3.8% 1.7% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 4.2% 1.9% 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 gynaecological surgery 697
Hysterectomy 81
Number of elective surgeries for this hospital
Surgical specialty Year Number of surgeries
All gynaecological surgery 2011–12 697
All gynaecological surgery 2010–11 612
All gynaecological surgery 2009–10 545
Hysterectomy 2011–12 81
Hysterectomy 2010–11 79
Hysterectomy 2009–10 71
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