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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, compared to its national peer group performance of 99%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 15 100% 99%
2016–17 19 95% 99%
2015–16 23 100% 98%
2014–15 19 100% 99%
2013–14 35 97% 99%
2012–13 29 100% 96%
2011–12 15 100% 92%

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

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 Apr–Jun <5 NP 99%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 5 NP 99%
2017–18 Oct–Dec <5 NP 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep <5 NP 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun <5 NP 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar <5 NP 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 8 NP 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep <5 NP 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 6 NP 98%
2015–16 Jan–Mar <5 NP 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 7 NP 98%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 7 NP 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 5 NP 99%
2014–15 Jan–Mar <5 NP 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 8 NP 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep <5 NP 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 8 NP 98%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 8 NP 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 8 NP 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 11 100% 98%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 6 NP 98%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 12 100% 96%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 5 NP 96%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 6 NP 94%
2011–12 Apr–Jun <5 NP 94%
2011–12 Jan–Mar <5 NP 91%
2011–12 Oct–Dec <5 NP 92%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 8 NP 90%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 99% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 98%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 320 99% 98%
2016–17 306 98% 98%
2015–16 306 99% 96%
2014–15 279 100% 96%
2013–14 278 97% 95%
2012–13 241 99% 91%
2011–12 247 96% 89%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 93 100% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 61 97% 98%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 82 99% 98%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 84 100% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 82 98% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 62 97% 97%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 88 99% 98%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 74 100% 97%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 69 97% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 75 100% 95%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 84 100% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 78 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 73 100% 96%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 62 100% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 64 100% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 80 99% 96%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 70 100% 96%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 69 99% 95%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 66 89% 95%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 73 100% 94%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 66 98% 94%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 50 100% 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 59 98% 92%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 66 98% 90%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 57 93% 91%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 28 96% 86%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 83 94% 89%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 79 100% 89%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 99% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 100%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 444 99% 100%
2016–17 483 97% 99%
2015–16 481 89% 98%
2014–15 535 98% 99%
2013–14 568 100% 99%
2012–13 537 99% 98%
2011–12 605 93% 97%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 116 100% 100%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 110 100% 100%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 106 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 112 97% 100%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 135 98% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 97 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 120 93% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 131 98% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 158 84% 98%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 96 91% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 107 86% 98%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 120 98% 97%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 110 100% 98%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 120 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 159 97% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 146 96% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 127 100% 99%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 132 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 160 99% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 149 100% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 134 99% 98%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 112 97% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 144 99% 97%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 147 98% 98%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 144 95% 97%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 148 92% 97%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 154 95% 97%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 159 90% 97%

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 20 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 12 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 15 20 days 12 days
2016–17 19 12 days 11 days
2015–16 23 12 days 11 days
2014–15 19 14 days 9 days
2013–14 35 14 days 8 days
2012–13 29 10 days 9 days
2011–12 15 13 days 11 days

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

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 Apr–Jun <5 NP 11 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 5 NP 12 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec <5 NP 11 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep <5 NP 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun <5 NP 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar <5 NP 11 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 8 NP 11 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep <5 NP 10 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 6 NP 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar <5 NP 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 7 NP 11 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 7 NP 11 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 5 NP 10 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar <5 NP 9 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 8 NP 9 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep <5 NP 8 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 8 NP 9 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 8 NP 8 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 8 NP 8 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 11 15 days 8 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 6 NP 10 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 12 9 days 8 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 5 NP 9 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 6 NP 10 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun <5 NP 9 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar <5 NP 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec <5 NP 10 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 8 NP 11 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 41 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 36 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 320 41 days 36 days
2016–17 306 47 days 35 days
2015–16 306 48 days 36 days
2014–15 279 44 days 34 days
2013–14 278 46 days 35 days
2012–13 241 30 days 36 days
2011–12 247 39 days 37 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 93 39 days 35 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 61 47 days 38 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 82 38 days 36 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 84 42 days 37 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 82 45 days 34 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 62 60 days 36 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 88 47 days 35 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 74 40 days 33 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 69 46 days 35 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 75 56 days 39 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 84 41 days 36 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 78 42 days 35 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 73 41 days 35 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 62 53 days 35 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 64 31 days 32 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 80 52 days 34 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 70 47 days 34 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 69 52 days 35 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 66 52 days 35 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 73 44 days 35 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 66 40 days 36 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 50 32 days 37 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 59 26 days 35 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 66 33 days 35 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 57 42 days 35 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 28 32 days 42 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 83 46 days 36 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 79 36 days 36 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 220 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 84 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 444 220 days 84 days
2016–17 483 248 days 84 days
2015–16 481 282 days 86 days
2014–15 535 301 days 83 days
2013–14 568 264 days 83 days
2012–13 537 181 days 81 days
2011–12 605 227 days 69 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 116 232 days 82 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 110 217 days 96 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 106 210 days 84 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 112 257 days 78 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 135 205 days 80 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 97 251 days 94 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 120 278 days 79 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 131 250 days 84 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 158 319 days 87 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 96 296 days 98 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 107 271 days 83 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 120 251 days 77 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 110 287 days 84 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 120 302 days 90 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 159 305 days 81 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 146 306 days 81 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 127 310 days 84 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 132 310 days 98 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 160 243 days 77 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 149 178 days 74 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 134 243 days 89 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 112 156 days 84 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 144 97 days 75 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 147 178 days 78 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 144 207 days 71 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 148 247 days 75 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 154 159 days 63 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 159 240 days 66 days