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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 cataract extraction at this hospital.

Surgery for cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 237 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 114 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 344 237 days 114 days
2016–17 339 287 days 113 days
2015–16 360 294 days 105 days
2014–15 371 325 days 98 days
2013–14 346 314 days 118 days
2012–13 307 302 days 128 days
2011–12 367 266 days 118 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 344 0.9% 0.2%
2016–17 339 3.5% 0.5%
2015–16 360 8.3% 2.4%
2014–15 371 2.4% 1.1%
2013–14 346 0.0% 1.0%
2012–13 307 2.6% 2.0%
2011–12 367 7.1% 3.3%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for cystoscopy was 61 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 23 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 169 61 days 23 days
2016–17 163 55 days 22 days
2015–16 173 48 days 23 days
2014–15 138 50 days 18 days
2013–14 165 49 days 18 days
2012–13 154 34 days 21 days
2011–12 143 63 days 28 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cystoscopy 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
2017–18 169 0.0% 0.5%
2016–17 163 0.0% 0.2%
2015–16 173 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 138 0.0% 0.4%
2013–14 165 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 154 0.0% 1.5%
2011–12 143 1.4% 3.1%

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 27 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 78 27 days 22 days
2016–17 95 32 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 78 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 95 0.0% 0.0%

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 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 6 NP 47 days
2016–17 9 NP 43 days

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

Surgery for laparoscopy: 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 6 NP 0.0%
2016–17 9 NP 0.2%

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 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 127 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 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 1.5%

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 63 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 46 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 40 63 days 46 days
2016–17 54 154 days 43 days
2015–16 <5 NP 35 days
2012–13 <5 NP 42 days

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

Surgery for myringotomy: 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 40 NP 0.0%
2016–17 54 1.9% 0.5%
2015–16 <5 NP 1.5%
2012–13 <5 NP 0.4%

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 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 33 days
2016–17 <5 NP 29 days

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

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 <5 NP 0.0%
2016–17 <5 NP 0.0%

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 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 135 days
2016–17 <5 NP 120 days
2015–16 <5 NP 173 days
2014–15 <5 NP 182 days
2013–14 12 271 days 242 days
2012–13 <5 NP 214 days
2011–12 <5 NP 162 days

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

Surgery for septoplasty: 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 1.3%
2016–17 <5 NP 3.7%
2015–16 <5 NP 7.3%
2014–15 <5 NP 2.5%
2013–14 12 NP 4.4%
2012–13 <5 NP 3.3%
2011–12 <5 NP 5.5%

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 2016–17 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 25 days

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

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

In 2016–17 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.
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 tonsillectomy (removing the tonsils) at this hospital.

Surgery for tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2016–17 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 86 days

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

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

In 2016–17 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 0.6%