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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 64 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 53 64 days Not peered
2016–17 86 156 days Not peered
2015–16 80 310 days 78 days
2014–15 67 207 days 83 days
2013–14 92 125 days 75 days
2012–13 60 56 days 75 days
2011–12 55 62 days 62 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat 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 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 53 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 86 2.3% Not peered
2015–16 80 23.8% 4.0%
2014–15 67 0.0% 2.8%
2013–14 92 2.2% 1.8%
2012–13 60 0.0% 2.2%
2011–12 55 9.1% 2.4%

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by eye surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons was 236 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 358 236 days Not peered
2016–17 345 286 days Not peered
2015–16 365 293 days 91 days
2014–15 384 325 days 85 days
2013–14 359 314 days 105 days
2012–13 329 297 days 116 days
2011–12 379 261 days 102 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.8% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 358 0.8% Not peered
2016–17 345 3.5% Not peered
2015–16 365 8.8% 2.4%
2014–15 384 2.6% 1.2%
2013–14 359 0.0% 1.2%
2012–13 329 2.4% 2.6%
2011–12 379 6.9% 3.2%

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 2014–15 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.
2014–15 9 NP 29 days
2013–14 11 66 days 28 days
2012–13 26 229 days 27 days
2011–12 18 350 days 28 days

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

Surgery by general 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.
2014–15 9 NP 0.3%
2013–14 11 NP 0.2%
2012–13 26 NP 0.2%
2011–12 18 NP 0.4%

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 31 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 155 31 days Not peered
2016–17 158 33 days Not peered
2015–16 154 33 days 29 days
2014–15 178 32 days 28 days
2013–14 189 32 days 29 days
2012–13 167 23 days 27 days
2011–12 210 27 days 28 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
2017–18 155 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 158 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 154 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 178 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 189 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 167 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 210 0.0% 0.3%

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 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.
2013–14 8 NP 23 days
2011–12 <5 NP 32 days

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

Surgery by plastic 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.
2013–14 8 NP 0.2%
2011–12 <5 NP 0.8%

Urological surgery focuses on the organs of the urinary system (such as the kidneys and bladder), including the male reproductive system.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by urological surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 67 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 213 67 days Not peered
2016–17 219 66 days Not peered
2015–16 211 50 days 23 days
2014–15 195 58 days 19 days
2013–14 221 55 days 18 days
2012–13 225 39 days 20 days
2011–12 204 64 days 28 days

Surgery by urological 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 urological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 213 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 219 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 211 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 195 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 221 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 225 0.0% 1.2%
2011–12 204 2.0% 2.5%

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 2013–14 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.
2013–14 <5 NP 28 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 2013–14 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.
2013–14 <5 NP 0.3%