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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by urgency category

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. The treating doctor determines how urgently surgery is needed, then assigns the patient to one of three elective surgery urgency categories – Category 1 (surgery is recommended within 30 days), Category 2 (surgery is recommended within 90 days), or Category 3 (surgery is recommended within 365 days).

This section shows the percentage of patients who received their elective surgery within the recommended time for that urgency category.

Category 1 (surgery recommended within 30 days)

In 2017–18, 100% of patients received Category 1 surgery within 30 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 90 100% Not peered
2016–17 78 100% Not peered
2015–16 83 100% Not peered
2014–15 91 100% Not peered
2013–14 128 100% Not peered
2012–13 111 98% Not peered
2011–12 130 98% Not peered
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 31 100% Not peered
2017–18 Jan–Mar 18 100% Not peered
2017–18 Oct–Dec 19 100% Not peered
2017–18 Jul–Sep 22 100% Not peered
2016–17 Apr–Jun 21 100% Not peered
2016–17 Jan–Mar 22 100% Not peered
2016–17 Oct–Dec 18 100% Not peered
2016–17 Jul–Sep 17 100% Not peered
2015–16 Apr–Jun 20 100% Not peered
2015–16 Jan–Mar 19 100% Not peered
2015–16 Oct–Dec 20 100% Not peered
2015–16 Jul–Sep 24 100% Not peered
2014–15 Apr–Jun 30 100% Not peered
2014–15 Jan–Mar 15 100% Not peered
2014–15 Oct–Dec 18 100% Not peered
2014–15 Jul–Sep 28 100% Not peered
2013–14 Apr–Jun 26 100% Not peered
2013–14 Jan–Mar 25 100% Not peered
2013–14 Oct–Dec 40 100% Not peered
2013–14 Jul–Sep 37 100% Not peered
2012–13 Apr–Jun 25 100% Not peered
2012–13 Jan–Mar 22 100% Not peered
2012–13 Oct–Dec 29 100% Not peered
2012–13 Jul–Sep 35 94% Not peered
2011–12 Apr–Jun 30 93% Not peered
2011–12 Jan–Mar 20 95% Not peered
2011–12 Oct–Dec 33 100% Not peered
2011–12 Jul–Sep 47 100% Not peered

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 100% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 95 100% Not peered
2016–17 100 100% Not peered
2015–16 119 100% Not peered
2014–15 113 100% Not peered
2013–14 170 100% Not peered
2012–13 153 100% Not peered
2011–12 206 100% Not peered
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 20 100% Not peered
2017–18 Jan–Mar 22 100% Not peered
2017–18 Oct–Dec 24 100% Not peered
2017–18 Jul–Sep 29 100% Not peered
2016–17 Apr–Jun 27 100% Not peered
2016–17 Jan–Mar 24 100% Not peered
2016–17 Oct–Dec 21 100% Not peered
2016–17 Jul–Sep 28 100% Not peered
2015–16 Apr–Jun 29 100% Not peered
2015–16 Jan–Mar 21 100% Not peered
2015–16 Oct–Dec 36 100% Not peered
2015–16 Jul–Sep 33 100% Not peered
2014–15 Apr–Jun 35 100% Not peered
2014–15 Jan–Mar 18 100% Not peered
2014–15 Oct–Dec 24 100% Not peered
2014–15 Jul–Sep 36 100% Not peered
2013–14 Apr–Jun 37 100% Not peered
2013–14 Jan–Mar 39 100% Not peered
2013–14 Oct–Dec 46 100% Not peered
2013–14 Jul–Sep 48 100% Not peered
2012–13 Apr–Jun 34 100% Not peered
2012–13 Jan–Mar 21 100% Not peered
2012–13 Oct–Dec 44 100% Not peered
2012–13 Jul–Sep 54 100% Not peered
2011–12 Apr–Jun 49 100% Not peered
2011–12 Jan–Mar 36 100% Not peered
2011–12 Oct–Dec 53 100% Not peered
2011–12 Jul–Sep 68 100% Not peered

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 100% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,462 100% Not peered
2016–17 1,427 100% Not peered
2015–16 1,514 100% Not peered
2014–15 1,425 100% Not peered
2013–14 1,311 100% Not peered
2012–13 1,369 100% Not peered
2011–12 1,259 100% Not peered
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 385 100% Not peered
2017–18 Jan–Mar 335 100% Not peered
2017–18 Oct–Dec 336 100% Not peered
2017–18 Jul–Sep 406 100% Not peered
2016–17 Apr–Jun 392 100% Not peered
2016–17 Jan–Mar 335 100% Not peered
2016–17 Oct–Dec 316 100% Not peered
2016–17 Jul–Sep 384 100% Not peered
2015–16 Apr–Jun 481 100% Not peered
2015–16 Jan–Mar 320 100% Not peered
2015–16 Oct–Dec 316 100% Not peered
2015–16 Jul–Sep 397 100% Not peered
2014–15 Apr–Jun 354 100% Not peered
2014–15 Jan–Mar 325 100% Not peered
2014–15 Oct–Dec 348 100% Not peered
2014–15 Jul–Sep 398 100% Not peered
2013–14 Apr–Jun 355 100% Not peered
2013–14 Jan–Mar 282 100% Not peered
2013–14 Oct–Dec 324 100% Not peered
2013–14 Jul–Sep 350 100% Not peered
2012–13 Apr–Jun 379 100% Not peered
2012–13 Jan–Mar 270 100% Not peered
2012–13 Oct–Dec 362 100% Not peered
2012–13 Jul–Sep 358 100% Not peered
2011–12 Apr–Jun 340 100% Not peered
2011–12 Jan–Mar 297 100% Not peered
2011–12 Oct–Dec 292 100% Not peered
2011–12 Jul–Sep 330 100% Not peered

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery in each urgency category. 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.

Category 1 (surgery recommended within 30 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 1 surgery was 6 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 90 6 days Not peered
2016–17 78 6 days Not peered
2015–16 83 5 days Not peered
2014–15 91 5 days Not peered
2013–14 128 7 days Not peered
2012–13 111 7 days Not peered
2011–12 130 5 days Not peered
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 31 6 days Not peered
2017–18 Jan–Mar 18 7 days Not peered
2017–18 Oct–Dec 19 6 days Not peered
2017–18 Jul–Sep 22 6 days Not peered
2016–17 Apr–Jun 21 5 days Not peered
2016–17 Jan–Mar 22 5 days Not peered
2016–17 Oct–Dec 18 7 days Not peered
2016–17 Jul–Sep 17 4 days Not peered
2015–16 Apr–Jun 20 5 days Not peered
2015–16 Jan–Mar 19 4 days Not peered
2015–16 Oct–Dec 20 8 days Not peered
2015–16 Jul–Sep 24 4 days Not peered
2014–15 Apr–Jun 30 5 days Not peered
2014–15 Jan–Mar 15 6 days Not peered
2014–15 Oct–Dec 18 5 days Not peered
2014–15 Jul–Sep 28 6 days Not peered
2013–14 Apr–Jun 26 7 days Not peered
2013–14 Jan–Mar 25 6 days Not peered
2013–14 Oct–Dec 40 6 days Not peered
2013–14 Jul–Sep 37 7 days Not peered
2012–13 Apr–Jun 25 6 days Not peered
2012–13 Jan–Mar 22 11 days Not peered
2012–13 Oct–Dec 29 4 days Not peered
2012–13 Jul–Sep 35 7 days Not peered
2011–12 Apr–Jun 30 4 days Not peered
2011–12 Jan–Mar 20 5 days Not peered
2011–12 Oct–Dec 33 6 days Not peered
2011–12 Jul–Sep 47 4 days Not peered

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 19 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 95 19 days Not peered
2016–17 100 22 days Not peered
2015–16 119 14 days Not peered
2014–15 113 21 days Not peered
2013–14 170 22 days Not peered
2012–13 153 28 days Not peered
2011–12 206 29 days Not peered
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 20 23 days Not peered
2017–18 Jan–Mar 22 21 days Not peered
2017–18 Oct–Dec 24 19 days Not peered
2017–18 Jul–Sep 29 18 days Not peered
2016–17 Apr–Jun 27 25 days Not peered
2016–17 Jan–Mar 24 21 days Not peered
2016–17 Oct–Dec 21 18 days Not peered
2016–17 Jul–Sep 28 29 days Not peered
2015–16 Apr–Jun 29 18 days Not peered
2015–16 Jan–Mar 21 14 days Not peered
2015–16 Oct–Dec 36 15 days Not peered
2015–16 Jul–Sep 33 12 days Not peered
2014–15 Apr–Jun 35 19 days Not peered
2014–15 Jan–Mar 18 14 days Not peered
2014–15 Oct–Dec 24 22 days Not peered
2014–15 Jul–Sep 36 24 days Not peered
2013–14 Apr–Jun 37 15 days Not peered
2013–14 Jan–Mar 39 25 days Not peered
2013–14 Oct–Dec 46 21 days Not peered
2013–14 Jul–Sep 48 25 days Not peered
2012–13 Apr–Jun 34 28 days Not peered
2012–13 Jan–Mar 21 19 days Not peered
2012–13 Oct–Dec 44 25 days Not peered
2012–13 Jul–Sep 54 35 days Not peered
2011–12 Apr–Jun 49 30 days Not peered
2011–12 Jan–Mar 36 23 days Not peered
2011–12 Oct–Dec 53 24 days Not peered
2011–12 Jul–Sep 68 33 days Not peered

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 43 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,462 43 days Not peered
2016–17 1,427 47 days Not peered
2015–16 1,514 47 days Not peered
2014–15 1,425 40 days Not peered
2013–14 1,311 37 days Not peered
2012–13 1,369 35 days Not peered
2011–12 1,259 37 days Not peered
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 385 43 days Not peered
2017–18 Jan–Mar 335 50 days Not peered
2017–18 Oct–Dec 336 37 days Not peered
2017–18 Jul–Sep 406 42 days Not peered
2016–17 Apr–Jun 392 43 days Not peered
2016–17 Jan–Mar 335 60 days Not peered
2016–17 Oct–Dec 316 56 days Not peered
2016–17 Jul–Sep 384 39 days Not peered
2015–16 Apr–Jun 481 42 days Not peered
2015–16 Jan–Mar 320 56 days Not peered
2015–16 Oct–Dec 316 48 days Not peered
2015–16 Jul–Sep 397 41 days Not peered
2014–15 Apr–Jun 354 45 days Not peered
2014–15 Jan–Mar 325 43 days Not peered
2014–15 Oct–Dec 348 30 days Not peered
2014–15 Jul–Sep 398 36 days Not peered
2013–14 Apr–Jun 355 39 days Not peered
2013–14 Jan–Mar 282 41 days Not peered
2013–14 Oct–Dec 324 34 days Not peered
2013–14 Jul–Sep 350 37 days Not peered
2012–13 Apr–Jun 379 30 days Not peered
2012–13 Jan–Mar 270 40 days Not peered
2012–13 Oct–Dec 362 34 days Not peered
2012–13 Jul–Sep 358 39 days Not peered
2011–12 Apr–Jun 340 42 days Not peered
2011–12 Jan–Mar 297 49 days Not peered
2011–12 Oct–Dec 292 27 days Not peered
2011–12 Jul–Sep 330 36 days Not peered