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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 breast lump surgery (removal and/or biopsy) at this hospital.

Surgery for breast lump: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for breast lump surgery was 42 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 27 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 15 42 days 27 days
2016–17 9 NP 21 days

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

Surgery for breast lump: 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 15 NP 0.0%
2016–17 9 NP 0.6%

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 all years 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 <5 NP 42 days
2016–17 <5 NP 34 days

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

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 <5 NP 0.3%
2016–17 <5 NP 0.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 43 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 42 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 90 43 days 42 days
2016–17 146 27 days 38 days
2015–16 154 16 days 42 days
2014–15 115 15 days 36 days
2013–14 81 20 days 37 days
2012–13 81 35 days 34 days
2011–12 68 24 days 35 days

Surgery for cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 90 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 146 0.0% 0.2%
2015–16 154 0.6% 0.2%
2014–15 115 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 81 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 81 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 68 0.0% 0.3%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cystoscopy (inspection of the urinary bladder) at this hospital.

Surgery for cystoscopy: median waiting times

In all years 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 <5 NP 23 days
2016–17 <5 NP 22 days
2015–16 <5 NP 23 days

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

Surgery for cystoscopy: 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 <5 NP 0.5%
2016–17 <5 NP 0.2%
2015–16 <5 NP 0.3%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for haemorrhoidectomy (haemorrhoid removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: 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 40 days
2016–17 <5 NP 40 days
2015–16 6 NP 49 days
2014–15 7 NP 48 days
2013–14 8 NP 36 days
2012–13 16 28 days 29 days
2011–12 <5 NP 37 days

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

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: 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 7 NP 0.0%
2016–17 <5 NP 0.0%
2015–16 6 NP 1.4%
2014–15 7 NP 0.7%
2013–14 8 NP 0.3%
2012–13 16 NP 0.7%
2011–12 <5 NP 1.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for herniorrhaphy (hernia repair) at this hospital.

Surgery for herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for herniorrhaphy was 47 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 63 47 days 49 days
2016–17 70 29 days 49 days

Surgery for herniorrhaphy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 63 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 70 0.0% 0.3%

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

Surgery for hysterectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for hysterectomy was 95 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 46 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 51 95 days 46 days
2016–17 54 75 days 50 days
2015–16 36 121 days 48 days
2014–15 23 128 days 46 days
2013–14 20 64 days 39 days
2012–13 17 42 days 36 days
2011–12 20 14 days 43 days

Surgery for hysterectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysterectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.0%.

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 51 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 54 0.0% 0.0%
2015–16 36 NP 1.2%
2014–15 23 NP 0.4%
2013–14 20 NP 0.2%
2012–13 17 NP 0.0%
2011–12 20 NP 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for hysteroscopy (inspection of the uterine cavity) at this hospital.

Surgery for hysteroscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for hysteroscopy was 36 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 22 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 116 36 days 22 days
2016–17 121 35 days 20 days

Surgery for hysteroscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysteroscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 116 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 121 0.0% 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for inguinal herniorrhaphy (repairing groin hernia) at this hospital.

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 46 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 46 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 94 46 days 46 days
2016–17 87 42 days 42 days
2015–16 83 26 days 47 days
2014–15 57 35 days 42 days
2013–14 40 20 days 44 days
2012–13 35 39 days 43 days
2011–12 27 47 days 38 days

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.1%.

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 94 0.0% 0.1%
2016–17 87 0.0% 0.3%
2015–16 83 2.4% 0.2%
2014–15 57 1.8% 0.4%
2013–14 40 NP 0.1%
2012–13 35 NP 0.2%
2011–12 27 NP 1.2%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for laparoscopy (inspection of the abdomen or pelvis) at this hospital.

Surgery for laparoscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for laparoscopy was 83 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 47 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 60 83 days 47 days
2016–17 58 73 days 43 days

Surgery for laparoscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for laparoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 60 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 58 0.0% 0.2%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for ovarian cystectomy (ovary removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for ovary removal: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for ovary removal was 74 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 33 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 42 74 days 33 days
2016–17 21 86 days 29 days

Surgery for ovary removal: 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 42 NP 0.0%
2016–17 21 NP 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for removal of skin lesion at this hospital.

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for removal of skin lesion was 29 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 26 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 42 29 days 26 days
2016–17 23 14 days 25 days

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: 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 42 NP 0.0%
2016–17 23 NP 0.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for varicose veins treatment at this hospital.

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for varicose veins treatment was 237 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 81 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 24 237 days 81 days
2016–17 15 69 days 109 days
2015–16 11 176 days 106 days
2011–12 <5 NP 88 days

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

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: 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 24 NP 0.4%
2016–17 15 NP 1.4%
2015–16 11 NP 1.3%
2011–12 <5 NP 0.7%