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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.

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

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

Surgery by eye surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons was 258 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 296 258 days Not peered
2016–17 342 283 days Not peered
2015–16 308 328 days 238 days
2014–15 333 290 days 239 days
2013–14 298 320 days 179 days
2012–13 300 296 days 165 days
2011–12 346 100 days 119 days

Surgery by eye 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 eye surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 296 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 342 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 308 0.3% 4.6%
2014–15 333 0.6% 5.1%
2013–14 298 0.3% 4.0%
2012–13 300 0.0% 5.1%
2011–12 346 0.0% 1.4%

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 48 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 307 48 days Not peered
2016–17 272 45 days Not peered
2015–16 341 47 days 31 days
2014–15 335 47 days 30 days
2013–14 431 40 days 31 days
2012–13 339 44 days 29 days
2011–12 283 66 days 30 days

Surgery by general 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 general surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 307 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 272 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 341 0.0% 0.4%
2014–15 335 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 431 0.5% 0.3%
2012–13 339 0.3% 0.3%
2011–12 283 0.0% 0.5%

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 50 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 245 50 days Not peered
2016–17 207 52 days Not peered
2015–16 210 51 days 23 days
2014–15 211 43 days 24 days
2013–14 238 30 days 26 days
2012–13 188 30 days 24 days
2011–12 200 38 days 22 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
2017–18 245 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 207 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 210 0.5% 0.0%
2014–15 211 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 238 0.8% 0.3%
2012–13 188 1.6% 0.2%
2011–12 200 0.0% 0.1%

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 89 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 297 89 days Not peered
2016–17 322 86 days Not peered
2015–16 249 153 days 72 days
2014–15 258 106 days 70 days
2013–14 279 190 days 77 days
2012–13 249 90 days 70 days
2011–12 281 162 days 76 days

Surgery by orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 297 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 322 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 249 0.8% 1.8%
2014–15 258 1.9% 1.2%
2013–14 279 0.4% 1.4%
2012–13 249 4.0% 3.0%
2011–12 281 0.7% 4.4%

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 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 Not peered

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

Surgery by paediatric surgeons: 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 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 67 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 112 67 days Not peered
2016–17 63 49 days Not peered

Surgery by urological 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 urological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 112 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 63 0.0% Not peered

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, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon was 7 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 15 7 days Not peered
2016–17 5 NP Not peered
2015–16 <5 NP 16 days
2014–15 7 NP 15 days
2013–14 14 15 days 15 days
2012–13 <5 NP 16 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 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 Not peered
2016–17 5 NP Not peered
2015–16 <5 NP 0.4%
2014–15 7 NP 0.2%
2013–14 14 NP 0.2%
2012–13 <5 NP 1.4%