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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by specialty of surgeon

Elective surgery is planned surgery that can be booked in advance as a result of a specialist clinical assessment resulting in placement on an elective surgery waiting list. This section shows data on waiting times for elective surgery at this hospital. Data are presented by the area of clinical expertise held by the doctor performing the elective surgery (specialty of surgeon).

It was not possible to calculate comparable surgical specialty peer group data for 2016–17.

This focuses on treating diseases and problems affecting the ears, nose and throat, as well as the head and neck.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose, and throat surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 221 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 429 221 days unpeered
2015–16 477 182 days 99 days
2014–15 499 242 days 119 days
2013–14 449 139 days 113 days
2012–13 406 182 days 104 days
2011–12 324 232 days 95 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 429 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 477 0.0% 0.6%
2014–15 499 0.0% 2.5%
2013–14 449 0.0% 3.1%
2012–13 406 0.5% 3.6%
2011–12 324 12.0% 4.6%

General surgery focuses on the organs of the abdomen (such as the stomach, intestines, gall bladder, liver and pancreas), and includes hernia repair and haemorrhoid removal. General surgeons may also treat diseases of the skin and breast.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by general surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 58 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 969 58 days unpeered
2015–16 904 58 days 33 days
2014–15 977 57 days 35 days
2013–14 1,031 50 days 35 days
2012–13 963 50 days 41 days
2011–12 852 75 days 47 days

Surgery by general surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by general surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 969 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 904 0.0% 0.2%
2014–15 977 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 1,031 0.0% 0.4%
2012–13 963 0.0% 0.8%
2011–12 852 1.8% 2.3%

Gynaecological surgery focuses on the female reproductive organs.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by gynaecological surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 60 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 515 60 days unpeered
2015–16 541 58 days 29 days
2014–15 543 62 days 35 days
2013–14 533 57 days 33 days
2012–13 554 63 days 35 days
2011–12 568 68 days 37 days

Surgery by gynaecological surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 515 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 541 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 543 0.0% 0.4%
2013–14 533 0.0% 0.5%
2012–13 554 0.2% 0.7%
2011–12 568 2.1% 0.3%

Orthopaedic surgery focuses on bones and muscles (the musculoskeletal system). It includes the repair of broken bones and injuries to ligaments and tendons, investigation and repair of damaged joints, and treatment of conditions such as bone and soft tissue tumours, cerebral palsy, back pain and skeletal deformities.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by orthopaedic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons was 90 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 639 90 days unpeered
2015–16 602 99 days 82 days
2014–15 613 136 days 83 days
2013–14 580 69 days 81 days
2012–13 527 97 days 87 days
2011–12 526 165 days 97 days

Surgery by orthopaedic surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 639 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 602 0.0% 2.6%
2014–15 613 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 580 0.0% 1.4%
2012–13 527 0.0% 3.3%
2011–12 526 2.1% 5.2%

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

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by urological surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 36 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 379 36 days unpeered
2015–16 324 52 days 21 days
2014–15 352 28 days 20 days
2013–14 376 36 days 20 days
2012–13 357 37 days 19 days
2011–12 333 37 days 23 days

Surgery by urological surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 379 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 324 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 352 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 376 0.0% 0.6%
2012–13 357 0.0% 0.3%
2011–12 333 1.8% 0.2%

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by surgeons of specialties not covered in other sections, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by other types of surgeon: median waiting times

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Surgery by other types of surgeon: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.