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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. 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’. Data for 2016–17 are presented here for the original 15 procedures and the next 10 most common procedures (for Children’s hospitals, using the next 10 most common for those hospitals). 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 2016–17, the median waiting time for arthroscopy was 57 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 47 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 34 57 days 47 days

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

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for carpal tunnel release was 57 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 50 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 43 57 days 50 days

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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

Surgery for cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 283 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 167 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 338 283 days 167 days
2015–16 306 329 days 252 days
2014–15 325 294 days 253 days
2013–14 295 324 days 202 days
2012–13 298 296 days 204 days
2011–12 341 111 days 147 days

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

In 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction 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
2016–17 338 0.0% 0.4%
2015–16 306 0.3% 4.9%
2014–15 325 0.6% 5.0%
2013–14 295 0.3% 3.9%
2012–13 298 0.0% 5.4%
2011–12 341 0.0% 1.3%

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 52 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 43 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 49 52 days 43 days
2015–16 81 61 days 43 days
2014–15 68 65 days 42 days
2013–14 82 46 days 42 days
2012–13 83 54 days 41 days
2011–12 78 63 days 38 days

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

In 2016–17 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.
2016–17 49 NP 0.2%
2015–16 81 0.0% 0.2%
2014–15 68 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 82 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 83 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 78 0.0% 0.2%

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for colectomy was 21 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 19 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 15 21 days 19 days

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

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for cystoscopy was 46 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 22 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2016–17 50 46 days 22 days
2015–16 <5 NP 16 days
2014–15 <5 NP 16 days
2013–14 <5 NP 15 days
2012–13 0 - 24 days
2011–12 <5 NP 30 days

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

- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

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

In 2016–17, 0.0% 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2016–17 50 0.0% 0.4%
2015–16 <5 NP 0.2%
2014–15 <5 NP 0.0%
2013–14 <5 NP 0.0%
2012–13 0 - 0.0%
2011–12 <5 NP 0.2%

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 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for herniorrhaphy was 79 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 57 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 33 79 days 57 days

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

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for hysterectomy was 97 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 54 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 35 97 days 54 days
2015–16 26 82 days 48 days
2014–15 29 65 days 42 days
2013–14 32 62 days 44 days
2012–13 28 66 days 41 days
2011–12 34 64 days 42 days

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

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for hysteroscopy was 29 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 20 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 75 29 days 20 days

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

In 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysteroscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 75 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 2016–17, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 57 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 55 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 48 57 days 55 days
2015–16 59 68 days 57 days
2014–15 38 63 days 51 days
2013–14 58 43 days 56 days
2012–13 54 54 days 49 days
2011–12 53 75 days 48 days

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

In 2016–17 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.
2016–17 48 NP 0.6%
2015–16 59 0.0% 0.2%
2014–15 38 NP 0.4%
2013–14 58 0.0% 0.4%
2012–13 54 0.0% 0.8%
2011–12 53 0.0% 1.1%

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for laparoscopy was 64 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 37 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 46 64 days 37 days

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

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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 2016–17 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 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for removal of skin lesion was 24 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 26 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 48 24 days 26 days

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for total hip replacement was 103 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 141 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 56 103 days 141 days
2015–16 33 197 days 155 days
2014–15 41 159 days 166 days
2013–14 34 97 days 178 days
2012–13 32 115 days 195 days
2011–12 36 139 days 201 days

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

In 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total hip replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.5%.

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.
2016–17 56 0.0% 5.5%
2015–16 33 NP 2.7%
2014–15 41 NP 2.2%
2013–14 34 NP 2.2%
2012–13 32 NP 6.4%
2011–12 36 NP 8.3%

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for total knee replacement was 228 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 181 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 77 228 days 181 days
2015–16 63 294 days 220 days
2014–15 52 338 days 232 days
2013–14 59 328 days 249 days
2012–13 40 284 days 260 days
2011–12 45 279 days 278 days

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

In 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total knee replacement 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 77 0.0% 7.0%
2015–16 63 1.6% 4.1%
2014–15 52 1.9% 3.6%
2013–14 59 1.7% 3.3%
2012–13 40 NP 9.2%
2011–12 45 NP 15.2%

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 2016–17 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 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.