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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 2016–17, 100% 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
2016–17 157 100% 99%
2015–16 171 99% 99%
2014–15 231 98% 98%
2013–14 245 100% 98%
2012–13 197 98% 98%
2011–12 181 97% 93%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2016–17 Apr–Jun 35 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 39 100% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 48 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 35 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 44 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 45 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 49 100% 99%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 33 94% 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 57 93% 98%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 58 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 59 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 57 100% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 79 100% 99%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 44 100% 98%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 66 100% 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 56 100% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 52 100% 97%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 44 100% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 45 96% 99%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 56 98% 98%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 57 98% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 37 100% 90%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 47 96% 94%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 40 93% 95%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2016–17, 100% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 92%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2016–17 495 100% 92%
2015–16 454 99% 92%
2014–15 525 99% 94%
2013–14 572 99% 91%
2012–13 521 98% 91%
2011–12 518 95% 91%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2016–17 Apr–Jun 149 100% 94%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 134 100% 91%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 130 100% 93%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 82 100% 91%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 84 100% 91%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 110 99% 90%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 124 98% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 136 99% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 129 98% 94%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 121 100% 93%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 124 99% 95%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 151 99% 94%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 136 100% 92%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 126 100% 89%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 159 96% 91%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 151 100% 91%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 140 99% 91%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 128 94% 91%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 119 98% 90%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 134 99% 91%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 110 99% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 114 98% 87%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 134 89% 93%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 160 96% 93%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2016–17, 100% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 97%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2016–17 559 100% 97%
2015–16 487 99% 96%
2014–15 388 98% 97%
2013–14 443 99% 97%
2012–13 362 96% 95%
2011–12 411 100% 96%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2016–17 Apr–Jun 130 100% 98%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 114 100% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 144 100% 97%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 171 100% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 119 100% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 127 100% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 132 98% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 109 98% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 88 93% 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 96 100% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 98 100% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 106 99% 97%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 115 100% 96%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 85 100% 97%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 126 96% 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 117 99% 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 108 99% 97%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 82 94% 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 96 95% 95%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 76 96% 96%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 124 100% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 97 98% 96%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 77 100% 97%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 113 100% 97%

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery in each urgency category. This is the length of time until half of the group had been admitted for their surgery.

Category 1 (surgery recommended within 30 days)

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for Category 1 surgery was 17 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 13 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 157 17 days 13 days
2015–16 171 18 days 12 days
2014–15 231 13 days 10 days
2013–14 245 15 days 11 days
2012–13 197 18 days 11 days
2011–12 181 21 days 13 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 Apr–Jun 35 16 days 13 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 39 16 days 13 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 48 19 days 12 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 35 15 days 13 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 44 19 days 13 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 45 15 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 49 17 days 12 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 33 19 days 12 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 57 12 days 11 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 58 16 days 10 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 59 13 days 10 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 57 13 days 10 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 79 14 days 10 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 44 13 days 9 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 66 16 days 12 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 56 16 days 11 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 52 14 days 12 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 44 16 days 9 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 45 20 days 10 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 56 22 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 57 21 days 13 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 37 23 days 13 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 47 21 days 12 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 40 20 days 13 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 53 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 44 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 495 53 days 44 days
2015–16 454 62 days 44 days
2014–15 525 57 days 42 days
2013–14 572 52 days 43 days
2012–13 521 59 days 42 days
2011–12 518 69 days 38 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 Apr–Jun 149 49 days 43 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 134 53 days 47 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 130 58 days 45 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 82 47 days 43 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 84 50 days 42 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 110 64 days 49 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 124 64 days 44 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 136 65 days 41 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 129 53 days 42 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 121 68 days 45 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 124 50 days 42 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 151 60 days 41 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 136 48 days 44 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 126 61 days 47 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 159 53 days 42 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 151 46 days 41 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 140 61 days 43 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 128 66 days 44 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 119 43 days 40 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 134 59 days 41 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 110 56 days 41 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 114 64 days 44 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 134 79 days 38 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 160 70 days 33 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 274 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 126 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 559 274 days 126 days
2015–16 487 321 days 147 days
2014–15 388 339 days 135 days
2013–14 443 342 days 115 days
2012–13 362 336 days 112 days
2011–12 411 280 days 97 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 Apr–Jun 130 306 days 131 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 114 277 days 117 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 144 289 days 118 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 171 231 days 136 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 119 306 days 180 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 127 320 days 131 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 132 328 days 133 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 109 317 days 143 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 88 309 days 170 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 96 345 days 138 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 98 332 days 119 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 106 353 days 122 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 115 336 days 137 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 85 333 days 122 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 126 342 days 110 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 117 351 days 106 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 108 351 days 98 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 82 338 days 123 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 96 329 days 112 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 76 324 days 113 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 124 283 days 108 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 97 272 days 110 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 77 250 days 89 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 113 290 days 85 days