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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 293 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 93 293 days Not peered
2016–17 110 122 days Not peered
2015–16 94 136 days 78 days
2014–15 83 124 days 83 days
2013–14 84 210 days 75 days
2012–13 105 238 days 75 days
2011–12 72 163 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 93 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 110 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 94 0.0% 4.0%
2014–15 83 0.0% 2.8%
2013–14 84 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 105 0.0% 2.2%
2011–12 72 0.0% 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 265 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 161 265 days Not peered
2016–17 178 233 days Not peered
2015–16 180 277 days 91 days
2014–15 193 258 days 85 days
2013–14 187 163 days 105 days
2012–13 168 181 days 116 days
2011–12 192 275 days 102 days

Surgery by eye 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 eye surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 161 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 178 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 180 0.0% 2.4%
2014–15 193 0.0% 1.2%
2013–14 187 0.5% 1.2%
2012–13 168 0.0% 2.6%
2011–12 192 0.0% 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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 70 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 145 70 days Not peered
2016–17 131 61 days Not peered
2015–16 140 49 days 31 days
2014–15 130 44 days 29 days
2013–14 147 77 days 28 days
2012–13 163 56 days 27 days
2011–12 185 55 days 28 days

Surgery by general 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 general surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 145 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 131 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 140 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 130 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 147 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 163 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 185 0.0% 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 20 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 46 20 days Not peered
2016–17 60 23 days Not peered
2015–16 81 48 days 29 days
2014–15 120 36 days 28 days
2013–14 172 29 days 29 days
2012–13 102 64 days 27 days
2011–12 100 43 days 28 days

Surgery by gynaecological surgeons: 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 46 NP Not peered
2016–17 60 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 81 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 120 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 172 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 102 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 100 0.0% 0.3%

Orthopaedic surgery focuses on bones and muscles (the musculoskeletal system). It includes the repair of broken bones and injuries to ligaments and tendons, investigation and repair of damaged joints, and treatment of conditions such as bone and soft tissue tumours, cerebral palsy, back pain and skeletal deformities.

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

Surgery by orthopaedic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons was 85 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 84 85 days Not peered
2016–17 59 84 days Not peered
2015–16 12 11 days 81 days

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

In 2017–18, 4.8% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons at this hospital.

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 84 4.8% Not peered
2016–17 59 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 12 NP 1.3%

Paediatric surgery focusses on children from birth up to 15 years of age.

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

Surgery by paediatric surgeons: 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 Not peered

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

Surgery by paediatric surgeons: 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 Not peered

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 27 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 50 27 days Not peered
2016–17 9 NP Not peered
2015–16 41 16 days 23 days
2014–15 51 14 days 19 days
2013–14 52 7 days 18 days
2012–13 58 6 days 20 days
2011–12 44 1 day 28 days

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

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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 50 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 9 NP Not peered
2015–16 41 NP 0.1%
2014–15 51 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 52 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 58 0.0% 1.2%
2011–12 44 NP 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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon was 75 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 57 75 days Not peered
2016–17 72 69 days Not peered
2015–16 97 80 days 14 days
2014–15 101 70 days 15 days
2013–14 96 62 days 28 days
2012–13 69 62 days 30 days
2011–12 64 71 days 35 days

Surgery by other types of surgeon: 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 all other types of surgeon at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 57 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 72 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 97 0.0% 0.2%
2014–15 101 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 96 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 69 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 64 0.0% 0.7%