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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. This is the number of days within which half of the patients (50%) were admitted for their elective surgery, from their date of placement on the waiting list. 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 or 2017–18.

Cardio-thoracic surgery is performed on the organs inside the chest, in particular, the heart and lungs.

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

Surgery by cardio-thoracic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by cardio-thoracic surgeons was 14 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 205 14 days Not peered
2016–17 153 28 days Not peered
2015–16 190 18 days 16 days
2014–15 242 19 days 16 days
2013–14 209 9 days 18 days
2012–13 224 0 days 17 days
2011–12 173 0 days 16 days

Surgery by cardio-thoracic surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by cardio-thoracic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 205 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 153 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 190 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 242 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 209 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 224 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 173 0.0% 0.1%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 114 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 366 114 days Not peered
2016–17 389 213 days Not peered
2015–16 384 234 days 67 days
2014–15 351 199 days 57 days
2013–14 364 163 days 57 days
2012–13 400 152 days 53 days
2011–12 421 235 days 51 days

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

In 2017–18, 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
2017–18 366 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 389 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 384 0.0% 5.0%
2014–15 351 0.3% 4.7%
2013–14 364 0.0% 5.8%
2012–13 400 0.0% 7.3%
2011–12 421 1.7% 7.0%

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

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

Surgery by eye surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons was 132 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,208 132 days Not peered
2016–17 1,225 219 days Not peered
2015–16 1,133 207 days 75 days
2014–15 1,155 129 days 70 days
2013–14 1,089 114 days 63 days
2012–13 1,066 103 days 62 days
2011–12 1,024 88 days 62 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 1,208 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 1,225 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 1,133 0.0% 1.6%
2014–15 1,155 0.0% 1.4%
2013–14 1,089 0.0% 2.8%
2012–13 1,066 0.0% 4.2%
2011–12 1,024 0.0% 6.5%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 25 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,903 25 days Not peered
2016–17 1,905 22 days Not peered
2015–16 1,856 22 days 28 days
2014–15 1,855 25 days 26 days
2013–14 1,906 23 days 28 days
2012–13 1,955 25 days 27 days
2011–12 1,918 28 days 28 days

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

In 2017–18, 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
2017–18 1,903 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 1,905 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 1,856 0.0% 2.2%
2014–15 1,855 0.0% 1.6%
2013–14 1,906 0.0% 2.5%
2012–13 1,955 0.0% 3.1%
2011–12 1,918 0.1% 2.7%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 78 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 129 78 days Not peered
2016–17 150 99 days Not peered
2015–16 163 98 days 27 days
2014–15 175 64 days 26 days
2013–14 226 67 days 27 days
2012–13 237 88 days 28 days
2011–12 216 96 days 27 days

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

In 2017–18, 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
2017–18 129 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 150 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 163 0.0% 1.8%
2014–15 175 0.0% 0.9%
2013–14 226 0.0% 1.1%
2012–13 237 0.0% 1.9%
2011–12 216 0.0% 1.3%

Neurosurgery is surgery on the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Common procedures include removing tumours and blood clots in the brain and spinal cord, 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.

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

Surgery by neurosurgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by neurosurgeons was 68 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 289 68 days Not peered
2016–17 270 64 days Not peered
2015–16 205 85 days 35 days
2014–15 162 72 days 30 days
2013–14 193 40 days 31 days
2012–13 173 53 days 31 days
2011–12 184 39 days 32 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by neurosurgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 289 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 270 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 205 0.0% 1.4%
2014–15 162 0.0% 1.0%
2013–14 193 0.0% 3.6%
2012–13 173 0.0% 3.0%
2011–12 184 0.5% 3.0%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons was 117 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 981 117 days Not peered
2016–17 975 154 days Not peered
2015–16 1,036 242 days 51 days
2014–15 972 223 days 52 days
2013–14 988 177 days 53 days
2012–13 1,010 174 days 48 days
2011–12 978 225 days 47 days

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

In 2017–18, 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
2017–18 981 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 975 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 1,036 0.0% 3.7%
2014–15 972 0.0% 3.2%
2013–14 988 0.1% 6.6%
2012–13 1,010 0.2% 6.7%
2011–12 978 3.8% 5.3%

Paediatric surgery focusses on children from birth up to 15 years of age.

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

Surgery by paediatric surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 7 NP Not peered

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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

In 2017–18 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 7 NP Not peered

Plastic surgery involves the modification or reconstruction of the visible physical features of the body. It is commonly performed on people who have suffered severe injuries or burns, people who were born with physical malformations, or people whose physical appearance has been affected by a disease.

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

Surgery by plastic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons was 23 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,083 23 days Not peered
2016–17 1,062 21 days Not peered
2015–16 970 27 days 27 days
2014–15 955 26 days 22 days
2013–14 873 28 days 22 days
2012–13 913 23 days 21 days
2011–12 968 21 days 23 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 1,083 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 1,062 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 970 0.0% 2.4%
2014–15 955 0.0% 1.9%
2013–14 873 0.0% 2.6%
2012–13 913 0.0% 1.8%
2011–12 968 0.0% 2.2%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 27 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,870 27 days Not peered
2016–17 1,883 24 days Not peered
2015–16 1,943 35 days 27 days
2014–15 1,930 41 days 25 days
2013–14 1,830 31 days 26 days
2012–13 1,866 24 days 26 days
2011–12 1,834 26 days 27 days

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

In 2017–18, 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
2017–18 1,870 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 1,883 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 1,943 0.0% 0.9%
2014–15 1,930 0.0% 0.7%
2013–14 1,830 0.0% 1.1%
2012–13 1,866 0.0% 1.4%
2011–12 1,834 0.4% 1.3%

Vascular surgery focuses on blood vessels (veins and arteries), except for those in the heart (included in cardio-thoracic surgery) and brain (included in neurosurgery).

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

Surgery by vascular surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 15 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 444 15 days Not peered
2016–17 511 17 days Not peered
2015–16 446 22 days 20 days
2014–15 451 16 days 18 days
2013–14 423 19 days 18 days
2012–13 483 19 days 18 days
2011–12 444 17 days 17 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 444 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 511 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 446 0.0% 0.7%
2014–15 451 0.0% 0.7%
2013–14 423 0.0% 1.0%
2012–13 483 0.0% 0.9%
2011–12 444 0.0% 0.7%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon was 3 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 168 3 days Not peered
2016–17 150 4 days Not peered
2015–16 85 6 days 20 days
2014–15 54 3 days 20 days
2013–14 113 1 day 18 days
2012–13 96 1 day 20 days
2011–12 62 0 days 23 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 168 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 150 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 85 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 54 0.0% 0.4%
2013–14 113 0.0% 0.4%
2012–13 96 0.0% 0.5%
2011–12 62 0.0% 0.5%