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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by intended procedure

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 intended procedure – which is the procedure for which a patient has been placed on the elective surgery waiting list.

In 2016–17 the list of 15 ‘Indicator procedures’ was replaced by a more extensive list of 152 ‘Intended procedures’. From 2016–17, data are presented here for the original 15 procedures and the next 10 most common procedures reported for all hospitals, except Children’s hospitals, combined. For Children’s hospitals the next 10 most common for those hospitals are presented. Data for all intended procedures are available in the Excel download.

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for arthroscopy (keyhole surgery on a joint) at this hospital.

Surgery for arthroscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for arthroscopy was 27 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 48 27 days Not peered
2016–17 56 60 days Not peered

Surgery for arthroscopy: 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 48 NP Not peered
2016–17 56 0.0% Not peered

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for carpal tunnel release at this hospital.

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for carpal tunnel release was 30 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 48 30 days Not peered
2016–17 41 34 days Not peered

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In all years 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 48 NP Not peered
2016–17 41 NP Not peered

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for total hip replacement at this hospital.

Surgery for total hip replacement: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for total hip replacement was 44 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 254 44 days Not peered
2016–17 218 39 days Not peered
2015–16 260 47 days Not peered
2014–15 220 56 days Not peered
2013–14 234 36 days Not peered
2012–13 231 36 days Not peered
2011–12 255 36 days Not peered

Surgery for total hip replacement: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total hip replacement at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 254 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 218 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 260 0.0% Not peered
2014–15 220 0.0% Not peered
2013–14 234 0.0% Not peered
2012–13 231 0.0% Not peered
2011–12 255 0.0% Not peered

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for total knee replacement at this hospital.

Surgery for total knee replacement: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for total knee replacement was 50 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 419 50 days Not peered
2016–17 420 69 days Not peered
2015–16 426 60 days Not peered
2014–15 405 49 days Not peered
2013–14 409 42 days Not peered
2012–13 448 43 days Not peered
2011–12 414 41 days Not peered

Surgery for total knee replacement: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total knee replacement at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 419 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 420 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 426 0.0% Not peered
2014–15 405 0.0% Not peered
2013–14 409 0.0% Not peered
2012–13 448 0.0% Not peered
2011–12 414 0.0% Not peered