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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.

Cardio-thoracic surgery is performed on the organs inside the chest, in particular, the heart and lungs.

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

Surgery by cardio-thoracic surgeons: 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.
2015–16 <5 NP 15 days
2014–15 <5 NP 14 days
2013–14 7 NP 18 days
2012–13 7 NP 16 days
2011–12 7 NP 18 days

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

Surgery by cardio-thoracic surgeons: 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.
2015–16 <5 NP 0.3%
2014–15 <5 NP 0.0%
2013–14 7 NP 0.0%
2012–13 7 NP 0.0%
2011–12 7 NP 0.2%

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 189 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 347 189 days Not peered
2016–17 308 165 days Not peered
2015–16 320 137 days 74 days
2014–15 311 164 days 78 days
2013–14 298 144 days 79 days
2012–13 270 152 days 74 days
2011–12 283 103 days 69 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 8.1% 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
2017–18 347 8.1% Not peered
2016–17 308 4.9% Not peered
2015–16 320 6.6% 5.6%
2014–15 311 5.8% 4.7%
2013–14 298 18.1% 4.9%
2012–13 270 13.7% 8.2%
2011–12 283 1.1% 7.3%

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 57 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 615 57 days Not peered
2016–17 624 48 days Not peered
2015–16 572 50 days 33 days
2014–15 622 40 days 33 days
2013–14 660 36 days 35 days
2012–13 739 41 days 35 days
2011–12 661 32 days 35 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.2% 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
2017–18 615 0.2% Not peered
2016–17 624 0.2% Not peered
2015–16 572 0.2% 0.7%
2014–15 622 1.8% 0.6%
2013–14 660 0.3% 1.0%
2012–13 739 0.0% 1.6%
2011–12 661 0.0% 1.7%

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 28 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 395 28 days Not peered
2016–17 305 23 days Not peered
2015–16 263 28 days 39 days
2014–15 268 28 days 38 days
2013–14 216 42 days 39 days
2012–13 225 30 days 36 days
2011–12 294 27 days 35 days

Surgery by gynaecological 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 gynaecological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 395 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 305 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 263 0.0% 1.2%
2014–15 268 0.0% 0.8%
2013–14 216 0.0% 1.7%
2012–13 225 0.0% 1.5%
2011–12 294 0.0% 1.2%

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 90 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 676 90 days Not peered
2016–17 737 78 days Not peered
2015–16 720 101 days 65 days
2014–15 623 65 days 62 days
2013–14 594 65 days 70 days
2012–13 602 86 days 72 days
2011–12 537 83 days 68 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.9% 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
2017–18 676 0.9% Not peered
2016–17 737 1.6% Not peered
2015–16 720 7.5% 3.9%
2014–15 623 4.3% 2.8%
2013–14 594 2.0% 5.1%
2012–13 602 12.3% 5.4%
2011–12 537 4.5% 5.7%

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, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by paediatric surgeons was 15 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 56 15 days Not peered

Surgery by paediatric 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 paediatric surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 56 0.0% 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 48 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 409 48 days Not peered
2016–17 385 41 days Not peered
2015–16 325 35 days 24 days
2014–15 307 27 days 23 days
2013–14 340 27 days 25 days
2012–13 288 22 days 25 days
2011–12 291 21 days 25 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.2% 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
2017–18 409 0.2% Not peered
2016–17 385 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 325 0.6% 0.5%
2014–15 307 0.3% 0.3%
2013–14 340 0.0% 0.8%
2012–13 288 0.0% 0.7%
2011–12 291 0.0% 0.8%

Vascular surgery focuses on blood vessels (veins and arteries), except for those in the heart (included in cardio-thoracic surgery) and brain (included in neurosurgery).

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

Surgery by vascular surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 9 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 55 9 days Not peered
2016–17 70 9 days Not peered
2015–16 43 15 days 25 days
2014–15 17 25 days 22 days
2013–14 15 18 days 22 days
2012–13 19 19 days 21 days
2011–12 22 60 days 21 days

Surgery by vascular 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 vascular 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 55 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 70 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 43 NP 3.3%
2014–15 17 NP 4.8%
2013–14 15 NP 3.8%
2012–13 19 NP 3.3%
2011–12 22 NP 2.8%

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 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 6 NP Not peered
2016–17 11 9 days Not peered
2015–16 17 9 days 28 days
2014–15 7 NP 24 days
2013–14 <5 NP 23 days
2012–13 <5 NP 21 days
2011–12 5 NP 27 days

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

Surgery by other types of surgeon: 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 6 NP Not peered
2016–17 11 NP Not peered
2015–16 17 NP 0.1%
2014–15 7 NP 0.4%
2013–14 <5 NP 0.1%
2012–13 <5 NP 0.1%
2011–12 5 NP 0.3%