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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 290 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 76 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 197 290 days 76 days
2016–17 201 311 days 76 days

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

In 2017–18, 15.7% of patients waited longer than 365 days for arthroscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.8%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 197 15.7% 4.8%
2016–17 201 11.4% 3.6%

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 25 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 15 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 82 25 days 15 days
2016–17 87 19 days 13 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for breast lump surgery 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
2017–18 82 0.0% 0.1%
2016–17 87 1.1% 0.1%

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 207 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 57 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 78 207 days 57 days
2016–17 59 169 days 58 days

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

In 2017–18, 7.7% of patients waited longer than 365 days for carpal tunnel release at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 78 7.7% 1.7%
2016–17 59 3.4% 1.6%

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 80 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 44 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 140 80 days 44 days
2016–17 139 64 days 39 days
2015–16 93 66 days 39 days
2014–15 127 91 days 41 days
2013–14 170 89 days 47 days
2012–13 176 74 days 49 days
2011–12 184 81 days 53 days

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

In 2017–18, 5.7% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 140 5.7% 0.5%
2016–17 139 1.4% 0.4%
2015–16 93 5.4% 1.8%
2014–15 127 8.7% 1.2%
2013–14 170 10.0% 1.0%
2012–13 176 4.5% 2.6%
2011–12 184 1.6% 3.4%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for colectomy (removing all or part of the colon) at this hospital.

Surgery for colectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for colectomy was 23 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 16 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 67 23 days 16 days
2016–17 72 21 days 15 days

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

In 2017–18, 7.5% of patients waited longer than 365 days for colectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 67 7.5% 0.4%
2016–17 72 1.4% 0.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for coronary artery bypass surgery (heart bypass) at this hospital.

Surgery for coronary artery bypass: 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 <5 NP 17 days

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

Surgery for coronary artery bypass: 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 <5 NP 0.0%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for cystoscopy was 41 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 26 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 725 41 days 26 days
2016–17 731 47 days 26 days
2015–16 592 71 days 26 days
2014–15 557 61 days 24 days
2013–14 541 66 days 24 days
2012–13 543 39 days 24 days
2011–12 486 70 days 24 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.6% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cystoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 725 0.6% 0.6%
2016–17 731 1.1% 0.8%
2015–16 592 0.7% 0.8%
2014–15 557 0.9% 0.8%
2013–14 541 0.9% 1.0%
2012–13 543 1.8% 1.5%
2011–12 486 1.4% 1.1%

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, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 229 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 70 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 34 229 days 70 days
2016–17 22 293 days 70 days
2015–16 31 352 days 68 days
2014–15 17 126 days 65 days
2013–14 17 206 days 83 days
2012–13 24 242 days 84 days
2011–12 31 218 days 88 days

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 34 NP 2.0%
2016–17 22 NP 2.3%
2015–16 31 NP 5.6%
2014–15 17 NP 2.4%
2013–14 17 NP 6.4%
2012–13 24 NP 8.3%
2011–12 31 NP 5.1%

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 161 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 71 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 107 161 days 71 days
2016–17 89 173 days 65 days

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

In 2017–18, 16.8% of patients waited longer than 365 days for herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 107 16.8% 3.0%
2016–17 89 1.1% 1.7%

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 116 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 43 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 112 116 days 43 days
2016–17 94 119 days 41 days
2015–16 70 104 days 36 days
2014–15 107 182 days 37 days
2013–14 92 120 days 39 days
2012–13 124 167 days 43 days
2011–12 127 141 days 42 days

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

In 2017–18, 20.5% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysterectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 112 20.5% 2.5%
2016–17 94 12.8% 2.5%
2015–16 70 15.7% 2.8%
2014–15 107 6.5% 1.8%
2013–14 92 9.8% 1.9%
2012–13 124 16.1% 3.4%
2011–12 127 6.3% 2.8%

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 25 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 27 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 337 25 days 27 days
2016–17 370 28 days 25 days

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

In 2017–18, 2.1% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysteroscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 337 2.1% 0.4%
2016–17 370 0.5% 0.5%

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 228 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 61 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 95 228 days 61 days
2016–17 65 231 days 55 days
2015–16 91 267 days 56 days
2014–15 80 301 days 56 days
2013–14 92 323 days 64 days
2012–13 110 286 days 71 days
2011–12 83 202 days 69 days

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

In 2017–18, 17.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 95 17.9% 2.6%
2016–17 65 9.2% 2.1%
2015–16 91 16.5% 5.2%
2014–15 80 6.3% 3.1%
2013–14 92 15.2% 4.3%
2012–13 110 17.3% 6.7%
2011–12 83 12.0% 5.3%

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 63 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 39 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 89 63 days 39 days
2016–17 98 36 days 32 days

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

In 2017–18, 11.2% of patients waited longer than 365 days for laparoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 89 11.2% 1.5%
2016–17 98 6.1% 1.7%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for myringoplasty (repairing ear perforation) at this hospital.

Surgery for myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 401 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 268 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 14 401 days 268 days
2016–17 14 309 days 232 days
2015–16 7 NP 243 days
2014–15 13 326 days 207 days
2013–14 7 NP 232 days
2012–13 11 347 days 222 days
2011–12 8 NP 157 days

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

Surgery for myringoplasty: 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 14 NP 17.1%
2016–17 14 NP 16.4%
2015–16 7 NP 16.9%
2014–15 13 NP 14.5%
2013–14 7 NP 19.8%
2012–13 11 NP 19.8%
2011–12 8 NP 15.7%

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

Surgery for myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 92 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 72 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 116 92 days 72 days
2016–17 142 89 days 70 days
2015–16 83 83 days 78 days
2014–15 96 86 days 69 days
2013–14 99 61 days 68 days
2012–13 86 62 days 66 days
2011–12 93 67 days 55 days

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

In 2017–18, 7.8% of patients waited longer than 365 days for myringotomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 116 7.8% 2.3%
2016–17 142 5.6% 2.0%
2015–16 83 2.4% 2.0%
2014–15 96 1.0% 2.2%
2013–14 99 0.0% 1.9%
2012–13 86 0.0% 2.7%
2011–12 93 0.0% 1.5%

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 122 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 42 122 days 49 days
2016–17 37 114 days 45 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 0.8%
2016–17 37 NP 0.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for prostatectomy (removing all or part of the prostate gland) at this hospital.

Surgery for prostatectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for prostatectomy was 84 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 54 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 168 84 days 54 days
2016–17 186 85 days 47 days
2015–16 164 89 days 43 days
2014–15 188 83 days 44 days
2013–14 144 88 days 49 days
2012–13 130 82 days 42 days
2011–12 99 85 days 45 days

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

In 2017–18, 2.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for prostatectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 168 2.4% 1.2%
2016–17 186 5.9% 1.2%
2015–16 164 4.9% 1.2%
2014–15 188 2.1% 1.2%
2013–14 144 3.5% 2.1%
2012–13 130 4.6% 2.3%
2011–12 99 4.0% 2.3%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for septoplasty (straightening of the nasal septum) at this hospital.

Surgery for septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 366 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 300 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 105 366 days 300 days
2016–17 121 361 days 254 days
2015–16 78 350 days 253 days
2014–15 109 336 days 265 days
2013–14 100 351 days 261 days
2012–13 99 353 days 224 days
2011–12 98 362 days 229 days

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

In 2017–18, 51.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 16.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 105 51.4% 16.3%
2016–17 121 40.5% 11.6%
2015–16 78 12.8% 11.5%
2014–15 109 8.3% 13.7%
2013–14 100 15.0% 14.4%
2012–13 99 18.2% 18.4%
2011–12 98 34.7% 13.9%

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 48 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 26 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 258 48 days 26 days
2016–17 214 35 days 25 days

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.8% of patients waited longer than 365 days for removal of skin lesion at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 258 0.8% 0.5%
2016–17 214 0.9% 0.5%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for thyroidectomy (removing thyroid gland) at this hospital.

Surgery for thyroidectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for thyroidectomy was 93 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 56 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 101 93 days 56 days
2016–17 99 101 days 54 days

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

In 2017–18, 22.8% of patients waited longer than 365 days for thyroidectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.9%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 101 22.8% 1.9%
2016–17 99 9.1% 1.7%

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

Surgery for tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 355 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 131 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 428 355 days 131 days
2016–17 431 335 days 99 days
2015–16 381 342 days 128 days
2014–15 371 326 days 126 days
2013–14 386 351 days 118 days
2012–13 392 351 days 119 days
2011–12 319 364 days 113 days

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

In 2017–18, 27.8% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 9.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 428 27.8% 9.1%
2016–17 431 22.5% 5.7%
2015–16 381 13.4% 5.6%
2014–15 371 3.8% 4.2%
2013–14 386 5.7% 6.1%
2012–13 392 13.8% 10.9%
2011–12 319 44.2% 11.9%

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 315 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 99 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 122 315 days 99 days
2016–17 125 316 days 90 days
2015–16 120 302 days 96 days
2014–15 110 233 days 96 days
2013–14 100 314 days 95 days
2012–13 74 343 days 98 days
2011–12 61 352 days 93 days

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

In 2017–18, 18.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total hip replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.9%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 122 18.9% 8.9%
2016–17 125 11.2% 3.1%
2015–16 120 20.8% 4.1%
2014–15 110 7.3% 3.4%
2013–14 100 19.0% 8.5%
2012–13 74 21.6% 7.6%
2011–12 61 34.4% 6.3%

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 315 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 176 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 304 315 days 176 days
2016–17 300 336 days 184 days
2015–16 234 335 days 162 days
2014–15 222 281 days 164 days
2013–14 243 328 days 190 days
2012–13 216 355 days 191 days
2011–12 131 363 days 150 days

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

In 2017–18, 18.1% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total knee replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 13.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 304 18.1% 13.0%
2016–17 300 18.7% 6.2%
2015–16 234 28.2% 7.9%
2014–15 222 5.4% 6.0%
2013–14 243 18.1% 12.9%
2012–13 216 33.3% 14.8%
2011–12 131 42.0% 11.0%

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 69 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 157 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 22 69 days 157 days
2016–17 12 23 days 99 days
2015–16 15 34 days 96 days
2014–15 23 49 days 89 days
2013–14 23 87 days 88 days
2012–13 27 24 days 82 days
2011–12 13 14 days 80 days

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 22 NP 8.6%
2016–17 12 NP 5.5%
2015–16 15 NP 4.7%
2014–15 23 NP 4.9%
2013–14 23 NP 6.6%
2012–13 27 NP 5.1%
2011–12 13 NP 4.9%