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.
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)||Performance in peer group for median waiting time|
To learn more about median waiting times for neurosurgery read About the data.
Percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days
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||Performance in peer group for patients who waited longer than 365 days|
To learn more about waiting times for neurosurgery read About the data.