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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 144 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 92 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 128 144 days 92 days
2016–17 147 140 days 80 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for arthroscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 128 0.0% 1.1%
2016–17 147 0.0% 0.2%

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 89 15 days 14 days
2016–17 106 17 days 14 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 89 0.0% 0.1%
2016–17 106 0.0% 0.0%

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 75 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 70 75 days 70 days
2016–17 59 84 days 67 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for carpal tunnel release 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 70 0.0% 0.2%
2016–17 59 0.0% 0.3%

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 213 40 days 43 days
2016–17 184 41 days 41 days
2015–16 177 36 days 39 days
2014–15 210 34 days 42 days
2013–14 250 29 days 41 days
2012–13 209 38 days 51 days
2011–12 210 57 days 60 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy 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
2017–18 213 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 184 0.0% 0.1%
2015–16 177 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 210 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 250 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 209 0.0% 0.5%
2011–12 210 1.4% 2.7%

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 138 80 days 57 days
2016–17 158 51 days 49 days
2015–16 150 42 days 45 days
2014–15 168 41 days 56 days
2013–14 169 52 days 56 days
2012–13 48 84 days 59 days
2011–12 35 68 days 70 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for haemorrhoidectomy 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 138 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 158 0.0% 0.0%
2015–16 150 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 168 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 169 1.2% 0.6%
2012–13 48 NP 0.8%
2011–12 35 NP 4.2%

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 70 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 56 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 130 70 days 56 days
2016–17 148 71 days 52 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for herniorrhaphy 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
2017–18 130 0.0% 0.1%
2016–17 148 0.0% 0.2%

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 228 81 days 57 days
2016–17 184 66 days 56 days
2015–16 147 42 days 54 days
2014–15 184 47 days 53 days
2013–14 165 48 days 56 days
2012–13 199 38 days 66 days
2011–12 174 56 days 69 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy 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
2017–18 228 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 184 0.0% 0.1%
2015–16 147 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 184 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 165 0.0% 0.4%
2012–13 199 0.0% 0.9%
2011–12 174 1.7% 3.3%

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 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 54 days
2016–17 <5 NP 48 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 <5 NP 0.2%
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 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 37 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 29 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 226 37 days 29 days
2016–17 219 36 days 28 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for removal of skin lesion 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
2017–18 226 0.0% 0.1%
2016–17 219 0.0% 0.1%

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 50 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 22 50 days 27 days
2016–17 24 48 days 23 days

Surgery for thyroidectomy: 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 0.0%
2016–17 24 NP 0.0%

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 186 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 164 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 53 186 days 164 days
2016–17 63 207 days 147 days
2015–16 93 201 days 160 days
2014–15 78 194 days 172 days
2013–14 73 225 days 124 days
2012–13 84 216 days 145 days
2011–12 66 302 days 181 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total hip replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 53 0.0% 2.1%
2016–17 63 0.0% 0.9%
2015–16 93 0.0% 4.3%
2014–15 78 0.0% 2.5%
2013–14 73 1.4% 1.4%
2012–13 84 10.7% 5.6%
2011–12 66 16.7% 8.0%

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 200 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 239 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 182 200 days 239 days
2016–17 185 210 days 228 days
2015–16 178 223 days 229 days
2014–15 149 222 days 238 days
2013–14 155 260 days 230 days
2012–13 208 289 days 231 days
2011–12 160 304 days 274 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total knee replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 182 0.0% 2.4%
2016–17 185 0.0% 0.6%
2015–16 178 0.0% 3.7%
2014–15 149 0.0% 3.4%
2013–14 155 2.6% 1.6%
2012–13 208 14.4% 6.5%
2011–12 160 18.8% 12.3%

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 109 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 77 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 69 109 days 77 days
2016–17 49 68 days 59 days
2015–16 <5 NP 77 days
2014–15 <5 NP 148 days
2013–14 <5 NP 99 days
2012–13 <5 NP 90 days
2011–12 7 NP 121 days

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

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for varicose veins treatment at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.4%.

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 69 0.0% 2.4%
2016–17 49 NP 1.0%
2015–16 <5 NP 1.9%
2014–15 <5 NP 10.5%
2013–14 <5 NP 3.5%
2012–13 <5 NP 8.9%
2011–12 7 NP 16.2%