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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.

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 305 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 679 305 days Not peered
2016–17 565 321 days Not peered
2015–16 494 287 days 99 days
2014–15 629 301 days 119 days
2013–14 587 301 days 113 days
2012–13 598 268 days 104 days
2011–12 519 219 days 95 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.4% 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
2017–18 679 0.4% Not peered
2016–17 565 0.4% Not peered
2015–16 494 0.0% 0.6%
2014–15 629 0.6% 2.5%
2013–14 587 1.0% 3.1%
2012–13 598 0.8% 3.6%
2011–12 519 5.4% 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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 62 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 906 62 days Not peered
2016–17 1,033 60 days Not peered
2015–16 1,035 70 days 33 days
2014–15 1,106 69 days 35 days
2013–14 1,385 66 days 35 days
2012–13 1,149 56 days 41 days
2011–12 1,167 81 days 47 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
2017–18 906 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 1,033 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 1,035 0.0% 0.2%
2014–15 1,106 0.1% 0.2%
2013–14 1,385 0.2% 0.4%
2012–13 1,149 0.3% 0.8%
2011–12 1,167 1.2% 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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 34 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 519 34 days Not peered
2016–17 465 33 days Not peered
2015–16 542 39 days 29 days
2014–15 490 31 days 35 days
2013–14 511 39 days 33 days
2012–13 306 57 days 35 days
2011–12 320 62 days 37 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
2017–18 519 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 465 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 542 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 490 0.2% 0.4%
2013–14 511 0.0% 0.5%
2012–13 306 0.7% 0.7%
2011–12 320 0.0% 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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons was 52 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 23 52 days Not peered
2016–17 26 13 days Not peered

Surgery by orthopaedic surgeons: 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 23 NP Not peered
2016–17 26 NP Not peered

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, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by paediatric surgeons was 27 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 52 27 days Not peered

Surgery by paediatric 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 paediatric surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 52 0.0% 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 76 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 687 76 days Not peered
2016–17 883 59 days Not peered
2015–16 773 70 days 38 days
2014–15 862 70 days 33 days
2013–14 821 73 days 35 days
2012–13 862 84 days 29 days
2011–12 850 82 days 30 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.1% 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
2017–18 687 0.1% Not peered
2016–17 883 0.1% Not peered
2015–16 773 0.1% 1.1%
2014–15 862 0.9% 1.7%
2013–14 821 0.4% 2.1%
2012–13 862 1.4% 1.9%
2011–12 850 3.4% 5.0%

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 113 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 116 113 days Not peered
2016–17 114 181 days Not peered
2015–16 122 184 days 114 days
2014–15 143 252 days 84 days
2013–14 173 183 days 56 days
2012–13 158 122 days 75 days
2011–12 154 93 days 113 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
2017–18 116 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 114 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 122 0.0% 2.6%
2014–15 143 0.0% 11.4%
2013–14 173 0.6% 1.8%
2012–13 158 0.6% 8.5%
2011–12 154 1.9% 17.0%

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.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 <5 NP 27 days
2014–15 <5 NP 28 days
2013–14 36 103 days 38 days
2012–13 6 NP 37 days
2011–12 <5 NP 23 days

NP 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 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.
2015–16 <5 NP 0.0%
2014–15 <5 NP 0.2%
2013–14 36 NP 0.8%
2012–13 6 NP 0.4%
2011–12 <5 NP 0.2%