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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, 98% 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 96 98% 99%
2016–17 75 100% 99%
2015–16 89 100% 98%
2014–15 102 100% 99%
2013–14 119 98% 99%
2012–13 50 100% 96%
2011–12 49 98% 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 26 100% 99%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 18 100% 99%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 28 93% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 24 100% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 22 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 15 100% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 19 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 19 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 27 100% 98%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 13 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 28 100% 98%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 21 100% 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 27 100% 99%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 27 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 29 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 19 100% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 29 97% 98%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 23 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 29 97% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 38 100% 98%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 15 100% 98%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 13 100% 96%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 7 NP 96%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 15 100% 94%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 7 NP 94%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 13 100% 91%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 16 100% 92%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 13 92% 90%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 98% 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
2017–18 184 98% 98%
2016–17 172 100% 98%
2015–16 189 100% 96%
2014–15 212 100% 96%
2013–14 204 100% 95%
2012–13 222 100% 91%
2011–12 203 100% 89%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 47 94% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 44 100% 98%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 49 100% 98%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 44 100% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 43 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 45 100% 97%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 42 100% 98%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 42 100% 97%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 49 100% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 39 100% 95%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 58 100% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 43 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 50 100% 96%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 49 100% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 66 100% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 47 100% 96%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 56 100% 96%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 47 100% 95%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 47 100% 95%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 54 100% 94%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 43 100% 94%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 55 100% 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 60 100% 92%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 64 100% 90%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 55 100% 91%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 53 100% 86%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 41 100% 89%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 54 100% 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
2017–18 360 99% 100%
2016–17 372 100% 99%
2015–16 367 100% 98%
2014–15 364 100% 99%
2013–14 415 100% 99%
2012–13 393 100% 98%
2011–12 405 100% 97%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 101 100% 100%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 85 95% 100%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 88 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 86 100% 100%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 94 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 91 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 97 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 90 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 108 100% 98%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 112 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 73 100% 98%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 74 100% 97%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 90 100% 98%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 100 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 90 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 84 100% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 95 100% 99%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 112 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 104 99% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 104 100% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 103 100% 98%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 97 100% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 103 100% 97%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 90 100% 98%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 96 100% 97%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 129 100% 97%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 95 100% 97%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 85 100% 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 18 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 96 18 days 12 days
2016–17 75 13 days 11 days
2015–16 89 13 days 11 days
2014–15 102 13 days 9 days
2013–14 119 13 days 8 days
2012–13 50 16 days 9 days
2011–12 49 12 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 26 20 days 11 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 18 17 days 12 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 28 19 days 11 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 24 13 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 22 20 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 15 12 days 11 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 19 11 days 11 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 19 19 days 10 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 27 13 days 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 13 11 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 28 10 days 11 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 21 20 days 11 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 27 15 days 10 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 27 13 days 9 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 29 13 days 9 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 19 7 days 8 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 29 20 days 9 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 23 15 days 8 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 29 13 days 8 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 38 10 days 8 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 15 19 days 10 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 13 15 days 8 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 7 NP 9 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 15 13 days 10 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 7 NP 9 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 13 18 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 16 14 days 10 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 13 10 days 11 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 56 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 36 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 184 56 days 36 days
2016–17 172 55 days 35 days
2015–16 189 50 days 36 days
2014–15 212 44 days 34 days
2013–14 204 46 days 35 days
2012–13 222 57 days 36 days
2011–12 203 49 days 37 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 47 63 days 35 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 44 55 days 38 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 49 51 days 36 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 44 65 days 37 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 43 64 days 34 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 45 53 days 36 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 42 56 days 35 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 42 46 days 33 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 49 58 days 35 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 39 45 days 39 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 58 46 days 36 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 43 50 days 35 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 50 47 days 35 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 49 49 days 35 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 66 36 days 32 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 47 42 days 34 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 56 37 days 34 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 47 49 days 35 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 47 56 days 35 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 54 45 days 35 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 43 61 days 36 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 55 54 days 37 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 60 58 days 35 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 64 56 days 35 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 55 49 days 35 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 53 44 days 42 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 41 55 days 36 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 54 54 days 36 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 260 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 84 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 360 260 days 84 days
2016–17 372 182 days 84 days
2015–16 367 203 days 86 days
2014–15 364 161 days 83 days
2013–14 415 173 days 83 days
2012–13 393 145 days 81 days
2011–12 405 209 days 69 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 101 293 days 82 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 85 266 days 96 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 88 246 days 84 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 86 185 days 78 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 94 196 days 80 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 91 181 days 94 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 97 138 days 79 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 90 191 days 84 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 108 182 days 87 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 112 267 days 98 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 73 218 days 83 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 74 130 days 77 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 90 183 days 84 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 100 249 days 90 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 90 129 days 81 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 84 183 days 81 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 95 201 days 84 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 112 178 days 98 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 104 199 days 77 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 104 139 days 74 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 103 203 days 89 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 97 147 days 84 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 103 133 days 75 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 90 123 days 78 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 96 209 days 71 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 129 197 days 75 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 95 220 days 63 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 85 212 days 66 days