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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 81 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 29 81 days 49 days
2016–17 34 57 days 47 days

Surgery for arthroscopy: 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 29 NP 2.8%
2016–17 34 NP 2.1%

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.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 <5 NP 17 days

NP 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.

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 <5 NP 0.0%

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 58 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 39 58 days 57 days
2016–17 43 57 days 50 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 39 NP 0.3%
2016–17 43 NP 0.1%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 255 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 125 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 295 255 days 125 days
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 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 295 0.0% 0.5%
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 2017–18, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 59 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 43 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 68 59 days 43 days
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 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.1%.

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 68 0.0% 0.1%
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 2017–18, the median waiting time for colectomy was 26 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 18 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 15 26 days 18 days
2016–17 15 21 days 19 days

Surgery for colectomy: 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 15 NP 0.0%
2016–17 15 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 46 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 27 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 55 46 days 27 days
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
2011–12 <5 NP 30 days

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

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cystoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.6%.

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% 1.6%
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%
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 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 48 days
2016–17 <5 NP 46 days
2015–16 <5 NP 55 days
2014–15 <5 NP 50 days
2013–14 7 NP 54 days
2012–13 9 NP 48 days
2011–12 <5 NP 43 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 <5 NP 0.0%
2016–17 <5 NP 0.0%
2015–16 <5 NP 0.4%
2014–15 <5 NP 0.4%
2013–14 7 NP 1.0%
2012–13 9 NP 0.0%
2011–12 <5 NP 1.1%

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 73 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 35 73 days 64 days
2016–17 33 79 days 57 days

Surgery for herniorrhaphy: 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 35 NP 1.1%
2016–17 33 NP 0.5%

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 82 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 29 82 days 57 days
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 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 29 NP 0.2%
2016–17 35 NP 0.2%
2015–16 26 NP 0.2%
2014–15 29 NP 0.2%
2013–14 32 NP 0.8%
2012–13 28 NP 0.5%
2011–12 34 NP 0.0%

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 29 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 23 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 113 29 days 23 days
2016–17 75 29 days 20 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 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 113 0.0% 0.0%
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 2017–18, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 65 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 57 65 days 55 days
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 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 0.5%.

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 57 0.0% 0.5%
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 2017–18, the median waiting time for laparoscopy was 65 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 54 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 50 65 days 54 days
2016–17 46 64 days 37 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for laparoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.1%.

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% 0.1%
2016–17 46 NP 0.0%

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 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 42 days
2016–17 <5 NP 39 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 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 0.6%
2016–17 <5 NP 0.8%

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 110 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 47 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 22 110 days 47 days
2016–17 <5 NP 36 days

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

Surgery for prostatectomy: 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 22 NP 1.5%
2016–17 <5 NP 1.7%

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 31 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 26 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 68 31 days 26 days
2016–17 48 24 days 26 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for removal of skin lesion 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 68 0.0% 0.2%
2016–17 48 NP 0.1%

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 92 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 145 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 51 92 days 145 days
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 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total hip replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 7.5%.

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 51 0.0% 7.5%
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 2017–18, the median waiting time for total knee replacement was 177 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 190 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 86 177 days 190 days
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 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total knee replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 11.6%.

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 86 0.0% 11.6%
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.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 <5 NP 84 days
2014–15 5 NP 71 days
2013–14 6 NP 77 days
2012–13 6 NP 77 days
2011–12 5 NP 84 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 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 <5 NP 2.2%
2014–15 5 NP 1.7%
2013–14 6 NP 0.6%
2012–13 6 NP 0.7%
2011–12 5 NP 2.9%