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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
2017–18 241 100% 99%
2016–17 252 100% 99%
2015–16 327 100% 100%
2014–15 306 100% 100%
2013–14 250 100% 99%
2012–13 317 100% 98%
2011–12 242 96% 98%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 62 100% 99%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 50 100% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 57 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 72 100% 100%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 74 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 63 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 51 100% 100%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 64 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 67 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 81 100% 100%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 95 100% 100%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 84 100% 100%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 79 100% 100%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 77 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 78 100% 100%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 72 100% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 65 100% 100%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 65 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 56 100% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 64 100% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 72 100% 99%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 60 100% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 78 100% 98%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 107 99% 99%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 50 96% 98%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 52 98% 98%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 69 99% 98%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 71 93% 98%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 100% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 93%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 747 100% 93%
2016–17 745 100% 95%
2015–16 812 100% 94%
2014–15 923 100% 92%
2013–14 928 99% 86%
2012–13 979 96% 85%
2011–12 924 90% 87%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 183 100% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 196 100% 90%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 182 100% 94%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 186 100% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 174 100% 94%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 194 100% 93%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 199 100% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 178 100% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 188 100% 94%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 173 100% 93%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 204 100% 94%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 247 100% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 220 100% 92%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 213 100% 91%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 226 100% 93%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 264 100% 92%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 234 100% 87%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 177 99% 85%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 271 100% 87%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 246 99% 87%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 222 100% 83%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 223 97% 83%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 219 94% 87%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 315 94% 88%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 244 96% 85%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 199 91% 83%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 222 86% 90%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 259 89% 90%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

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

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,298 100% 99%
2016–17 1,203 100% 99%
2015–16 1,106 100% 99%
2014–15 1,026 100% 99%
2013–14 1,044 99% 98%
2012–13 1,016 92% 97%
2011–12 859 90% 95%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 323 100% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 272 100% 98%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 327 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 376 100% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 301 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 310 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 286 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 306 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 300 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 267 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 240 100% 99%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 299 100% 99%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 271 100% 99%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 204 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 264 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 287 100% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 289 100% 98%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 259 100% 98%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 273 99% 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 223 97% 97%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 258 94% 96%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 214 91% 97%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 258 95% 97%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 286 87% 97%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 193 91% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 246 96% 94%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 184 85% 94%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 236 88% 95%

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 241 14 days 12 days
2016–17 252 12 days 12 days
2015–16 327 14 days 12 days
2014–15 306 12 days 12 days
2013–14 250 11 days 12 days
2012–13 317 12 days 12 days
2011–12 242 12 days 12 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 62 13 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 50 16 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 57 12 days 12 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 72 15 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 74 13 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 63 12 days 12 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 51 9 days 13 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 64 14 days 12 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 67 19 days 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 81 13 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 95 12 days 12 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 84 13 days 12 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 79 9 days 13 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 77 13 days 12 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 78 11 days 12 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 72 14 days 11 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 65 11 days 12 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 65 14 days 12 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 56 11 days 12 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 64 9 days 11 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 72 13 days 12 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 60 12 days 12 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 78 11 days 12 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 107 12 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 50 12 days 12 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 52 9 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 69 12 days 11 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 71 14 days 12 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 36 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 46 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 747 36 days 46 days
2016–17 745 32 days 43 days
2015–16 812 30 days 43 days
2014–15 923 37 days 47 days
2013–14 928 29 days 48 days
2012–13 979 35 days 49 days
2011–12 924 51 days 48 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 183 43 days 47 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 196 39 days 51 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 182 38 days 45 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 186 29 days 42 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 174 30 days 43 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 194 34 days 49 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 199 35 days 43 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 178 31 days 41 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 188 29 days 42 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 173 28 days 46 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 204 34 days 44 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 247 28 days 43 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 220 38 days 44 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 213 42 days 51 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 226 38 days 46 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 264 30 days 46 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 234 29 days 49 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 177 31 days 50 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 271 30 days 44 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 246 26 days 45 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 222 30 days 49 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 223 33 days 53 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 219 44 days 48 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 315 36 days 47 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 244 48 days 49 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 199 49 days 54 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 222 54 days 46 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 259 55 days 46 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 134 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 163 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,298 134 days 163 days
2016–17 1,203 133 days 143 days
2015–16 1,106 147 days 126 days
2014–15 1,026 149 days 119 days
2013–14 1,044 150 days 111 days
2012–13 1,016 153 days 122 days
2011–12 859 249 days 127 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 323 132 days 196 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 272 133 days 177 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 327 129 days 147 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 376 138 days 143 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 301 164 days 159 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 310 139 days 153 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 286 125 days 133 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 306 116 days 130 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 300 148 days 151 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 267 148 days 133 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 240 126 days 114 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 299 161 days 111 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 271 160 days 132 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 204 153 days 117 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 264 162 days 110 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 287 129 days 117 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 289 160 days 115 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 259 153 days 119 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 273 136 days 102 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 223 145 days 104 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 258 180 days 119 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 214 140 days 128 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 258 137 days 119 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 286 155 days 122 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 193 234 days 127 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 246 244 days 131 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 184 254 days 130 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 236 257 days 121 days