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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 61 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 69 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 63 61 days 69 days
2016–17 105 66 days 64 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 1.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 63 0.0% 1.2%
2016–17 105 1.9% 1.0%

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 11 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 16 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 31 11 days 16 days
2016–17 36 12 days 16 days

Surgery for breast lump: 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 31 NP 0.0%
2016–17 36 NP 0.1%

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 81 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 62 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 46 81 days 62 days
2016–17 50 81 days 55 days

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: 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 0.8%
2016–17 50 0.0% 0.7%

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 50 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 47 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 62 50 days 47 days
2016–17 53 63 days 41 days
2015–16 64 66 days 42 days
2014–15 71 49 days 42 days
2013–14 83 50 days 49 days
2012–13 76 42 days 53 days
2011–12 85 41 days 50 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 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 62 0.0% 0.3%
2016–17 53 0.0% 0.1%
2015–16 64 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 71 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 83 0.0% 0.5%
2012–13 76 0.0% 1.5%
2011–12 85 0.0% 1.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for colectomy (removing all or part of the colon) at this hospital.

Surgery for colectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for colectomy was 16 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 17 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 18 16 days 17 days
2016–17 17 12 days 17 days

Surgery for colectomy: 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 18 NP 0.1%
2016–17 17 NP 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cystoscopy (inspection of the urinary bladder) at this hospital.

Surgery for cystoscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cystoscopy was 47 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 22 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 258 47 days 22 days
2016–17 251 39 days 23 days
2015–16 212 38 days 22 days
2014–15 223 24 days 22 days
2013–14 225 23 days 23 days
2012–13 201 23 days 23 days
2011–12 207 16 days 22 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cystoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 258 0.4% 0.4%
2016–17 251 0.0% 0.5%
2015–16 212 0.9% 0.4%
2014–15 223 0.4% 0.3%
2013–14 225 0.0% 0.6%
2012–13 201 0.0% 0.6%
2011–12 207 0.0% 0.7%

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 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 9 NP 49 days
2016–17 16 45 days 49 days
2015–16 8 NP 49 days
2014–15 14 39 days 51 days
2013–14 25 69 days 62 days
2012–13 78 62 days 67 days
2011–12 86 75 days 54 days

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

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: 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 9 NP 0.6%
2016–17 16 NP 0.3%
2015–16 8 NP 0.4%
2014–15 14 NP 0.8%
2013–14 25 NP 2.0%
2012–13 78 0.0% 3.3%
2011–12 86 0.0% 2.7%

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 66 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 64 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 66 66 days 64 days
2016–17 52 79 days 59 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 0.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 66 0.0% 0.7%
2016–17 52 0.0% 0.3%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for hysterectomy at this hospital.

Surgery for hysterectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for hysterectomy was 48 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 66 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 28 48 days 66 days
2016–17 25 42 days 63 days
2015–16 19 38 days 65 days
2014–15 25 55 days 67 days
2013–14 13 50 days 69 days
2012–13 21 42 days 67 days
2011–12 30 45 days 62 days

Surgery for hysterectomy: 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 28 NP 1.9%
2016–17 25 NP 1.1%
2015–16 19 NP 2.8%
2014–15 25 NP 1.5%
2013–14 13 NP 2.2%
2012–13 21 NP 2.7%
2011–12 30 NP 2.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for hysteroscopy (inspection of the uterine cavity) at this hospital.

Surgery for hysteroscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for hysteroscopy was 27 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 28 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 209 27 days 28 days
2016–17 164 21 days 26 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysteroscopy 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
2017–18 209 0.0% 0.2%
2016–17 164 0.0% 0.0%

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 103 70 days 57 days
2016–17 89 72 days 54 days
2015–16 77 78 days 51 days
2014–15 91 55 days 51 days
2013–14 93 67 days 64 days
2012–13 113 79 days 70 days
2011–12 64 39 days 63 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 0.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 103 0.0% 0.6%
2016–17 89 0.0% 0.3%
2015–16 77 0.0% 0.6%
2014–15 91 0.0% 0.5%
2013–14 93 0.0% 1.1%
2012–13 113 0.0% 2.3%
2011–12 64 0.0% 2.2%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for laparoscopy was 36 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 55 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 46 36 days 55 days
2016–17 29 28 days 56 days

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 46 NP 1.4%
2016–17 29 NP 0.3%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for myringoplasty (repairing ear perforation) at this hospital.

Surgery for myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 319 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 259 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 17 319 days 259 days
2016–17 6 NP 224 days
2015–16 11 111 days 209 days
2014–15 10 326 days 124 days
2013–14 11 317 days 98 days
2012–13 8 NP 103 days
2011–12 6 NP 109 days

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

Surgery for myringoplasty: 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 17 NP 14.9%
2016–17 6 NP 5.7%
2015–16 11 NP 9.6%
2014–15 10 NP 7.9%
2013–14 11 NP 7.0%
2012–13 8 NP 6.5%
2011–12 6 NP 11.9%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for myringotomy (eardrum incision) at this hospital.

Surgery for myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 54 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 69 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 28 54 days 69 days
2016–17 30 49 days 70 days
2014–15 <5 NP 55 days
2013–14 <5 NP 59 days
2012–13 <5 NP 32 days
2011–12 <5 NP 38 days

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

Surgery for myringotomy: 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 28 NP 3.1%
2016–17 30 NP 2.4%
2014–15 <5 NP 0.4%
2013–14 <5 NP 0.9%
2012–13 <5 NP 2.8%
2011–12 <5 NP 3.2%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for ovarian cystectomy (ovary removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for ovary removal: 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 51 days
2016–17 <5 NP 42 days

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

Surgery for ovary removal: 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 1.1%
2016–17 <5 NP 0.5%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for prostatectomy (removing all or part of the prostate gland) at this hospital.

Surgery for prostatectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for prostatectomy was 74 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 41 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 33 74 days 41 days
2016–17 28 51 days 35 days
2015–16 20 44 days 35 days
2014–15 36 42 days 35 days
2013–14 44 29 days 41 days
2012–13 37 20 days 33 days
2011–12 41 22 days 36 days

Surgery for prostatectomy: 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 33 NP 1.4%
2016–17 28 NP 0.4%
2015–16 20 NP 0.9%
2014–15 36 NP 0.2%
2013–14 44 NP 1.4%
2012–13 37 NP 1.5%
2011–12 41 NP 1.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for septoplasty (straightening of the nasal septum) at this hospital.

Surgery for septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 302 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 293 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 53 302 days 293 days
2016–17 56 300 days 252 days
2015–16 58 298 days 217 days
2014–15 56 294 days 246 days
2013–14 59 320 days 289 days
2012–13 35 197 days 271 days
2011–12 33 193 days 160 days

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

In 2017–18, 13.2% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 18.5%.

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 53 13.2% 18.5%
2016–17 56 12.5% 13.1%
2015–16 58 10.3% 12.7%
2014–15 56 7.1% 11.2%
2013–14 59 37.3% 17.1%
2012–13 35 NP 19.6%
2011–12 33 NP 13.8%

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 43 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 24 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 43 43 days 24 days
2016–17 43 54 days 24 days

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: 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 43 NP 0.4%
2016–17 43 NP 0.4%

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 88 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 59 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 110 88 days 59 days
2016–17 106 100 days 53 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for thyroidectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 110 0.9% 0.7%
2016–17 106 0.0% 0.2%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for tonsillectomy (removing the tonsils) at this hospital.

Surgery for tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 132 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 135 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 123 132 days 135 days
2016–17 112 165 days 120 days
2015–16 95 124 days 130 days
2014–15 110 158 days 135 days
2013–14 113 130 days 123 days
2012–13 98 147 days 111 days
2011–12 120 111 days 103 days

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

In 2017–18, 6.5% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 7.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 123 6.5% 7.0%
2016–17 112 0.0% 3.8%
2015–16 95 3.2% 5.3%
2014–15 110 6.4% 4.4%
2013–14 113 10.6% 4.1%
2012–13 98 14.3% 10.6%
2011–12 120 0.0% 9.4%

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 167 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 114 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 95 167 days 114 days
2016–17 87 125 days 107 days
2015–16 98 186 days 103 days
2014–15 62 160 days 97 days
2013–14 71 95 days 114 days
2012–13 50 235 days 120 days
2011–12 72 191 days 122 days

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

In 2017–18, 2.1% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total hip replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 95 2.1% 4.7%
2016–17 87 3.4% 3.3%
2015–16 98 5.1% 4.3%
2014–15 62 4.8% 2.5%
2013–14 71 2.8% 5.9%
2012–13 50 24.0% 6.2%
2011–12 72 6.9% 5.7%

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 277 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 183 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 130 277 days 183 days
2016–17 136 288 days 159 days
2015–16 132 317 days 140 days
2014–15 110 218 days 168 days
2013–14 116 182 days 183 days
2012–13 106 259 days 188 days
2011–12 102 251 days 173 days

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

In 2017–18, 3.1% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total knee replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 6.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 130 3.1% 6.6%
2016–17 136 3.7% 5.1%
2015–16 132 20.5% 6.7%
2014–15 110 10.9% 5.2%
2013–14 116 6.9% 11.0%
2012–13 106 25.5% 10.8%
2011–12 102 9.8% 10.2%

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 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 102 days
2016–17 16 100 days 97 days
2015–16 12 33 days 110 days
2014–15 9 NP 110 days
2013–14 6 NP 112 days
2012–13 14 53 days 122 days
2011–12 16 124 days 111 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 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 6.6%
2016–17 16 NP 5.2%
2015–16 12 NP 8.2%
2014–15 9 NP 13.6%
2013–14 6 NP 11.8%
2012–13 14 NP 10.9%
2011–12 16 NP 10.9%