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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 (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.

Neurosurgery for July 2010–June 2013

Neurosurgery is surgery on the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Common procedures include removing tumours and blood clots, treatment of head or spinal injuries, repairing malformed blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord, repairing damaged nerves, and surgical treatment of diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.

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 neurosurgery

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for neurosurgery was 20 days at this hospital compared to its national peer group performance of 30 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time (days) Peer group median waiting time (days) Performance in peer group for median waiting time
2012–13 221 20 30 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for neurosurgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2011–12 181 19 32 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for neurosurgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2010–11 283 26 34 A chart showing this hospital's median waiting time for neurosurgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
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Percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

All neurosurgery

In 2012–13, 0.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for neurosurgery at this hospital compared to its national peer group performance of 2.5%

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
2012–13 221 0.9% 2.5% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for neurosurgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2011–12 181 0.6% 2.6% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for neurosurgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
2010–11 283 2.1% 3.1% A chart showing this hospital's percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for neurosurgery compared to similar hospitals across Australia
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