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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.

Urological surgery for July 2011–June 2012

This specialty focuses on the organs of the urinary system (such as the kidneys and bladder), including organs of the male reproductive system.

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 urological surgery

48 days compared to the national average of 27 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 48 days 27 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 61 days 28 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 72 days 28 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Cystoscopy

64 days compared to the national average of 25 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 64 days 25 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 62 days 25 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 80 days 25 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Prostatectomy

36 days compared to the national average of 42 days

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
Median waiting times (days) for this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 36 days 42 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 76 days 47 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 63 days 47 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 urological surgery

4.3% 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 4.3% 1.1% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 15.2% 1.6% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 7.4% 1.7% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Cystoscopy

4.2% 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 4.2% 0.9% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 14.5% 1.3% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 7.9% 1.3% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average

Prostatectomy

5.0% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 1.7%

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 5.0% 1.7% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2010–11 19.7% 2.5% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are longer than the national average
2009–10 10.6% 2.9% 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 urological surgery 728
Cystoscopy 478
Prostatectomy 60
Number of elective surgeries for this hospital
Surgical specialty Year Number of surgeries
All urological surgery 2011–12 728
All urological surgery 2010–11 750
All urological surgery 2009–10 539
Cystoscopy 2011–12 478
Cystoscopy 2010–11 449
Cystoscopy 2009–10 280
Prostatectomy 2011–12 60
Prostatectomy 2010–11 61
Prostatectomy 2009–10 47
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