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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 2017–18, 100% of patients received Category 1 surgery within 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 96%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 743 100% 96%
2016–17 716 100% 97%
2015–16 671 100% 97%
2014–15 654 100% 97%
2013–14 615 100% 97%
2012–13 724 99% 94%
2011–12 761 90% 90%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 179 100% 96%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 159 99% 96%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 207 100% 97%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 198 100% 97%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 211 100% 95%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 164 100% 97%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 167 100% 98%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 174 100% 98%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 197 100% 98%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 166 100% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 167 100% 96%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 141 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 177 99% 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 151 100% 98%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 170 100% 98%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 156 100% 97%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 128 100% 97%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 148 100% 97%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 162 100% 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 177 100% 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 146 100% 95%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 188 100% 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 186 98% 93%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 204 97% 93%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 165 91% 90%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 203 86% 89%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 202 90% 91%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 191 95% 89%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 100% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 90%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,176 100% 90%
2016–17 1,320 99% 89%
2015–16 1,205 99% 87%
2014–15 1,315 98% 86%
2013–14 1,321 97% 82%
2012–13 1,288 89% 78%
2011–12 1,395 76% 77%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 295 100% 90%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 275 100% 89%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 264 100% 90%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 342 100% 91%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 378 99% 88%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 324 98% 87%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 299 100% 90%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 319 100% 90%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 304 99% 85%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 278 99% 85%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 304 99% 89%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 319 99% 89%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 283 98% 87%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 303 99% 86%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 386 99% 86%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 343 97% 86%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 301 98% 83%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 280 98% 80%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 340 97% 82%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 400 95% 83%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 322 94% 78%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 298 94% 76%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 305 88% 80%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 363 82% 78%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 360 76% 77%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 365 76% 72%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 330 75% 80%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 340 77% 79%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 99% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 96%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 2,088 99% 96%
2016–17 1,733 98% 93%
2015–16 1,594 99% 92%
2014–15 1,618 99% 92%
2013–14 1,688 98% 92%
2012–13 1,616 94% 90%
2011–12 1,485 87% 89%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 482 98% 95%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 547 100% 96%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 529 99% 96%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 530 100% 97%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 435 93% 93%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 489 99% 93%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 387 100% 92%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 422 100% 94%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 429 100% 90%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 411 100% 94%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 335 100% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 419 98% 92%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 413 100% 92%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 367 100% 93%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 394 100% 91%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 444 98% 93%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 419 98% 93%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 411 96% 91%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 366 100% 90%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 492 100% 92%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 424 98% 92%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 367 96% 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 443 90% 88%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 382 94% 89%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 392 86% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 326 90% 89%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 371 82% 88%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 396 89% 88%

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery in each urgency category. 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.

Category 1 (surgery recommended within 30 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 1 surgery was 12 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 14 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 743 12 days 14 days
2016–17 716 12 days 13 days
2015–16 671 13 days 13 days
2014–15 654 12 days 13 days
2013–14 615 12 days 13 days
2012–13 724 13 days 14 days
2011–12 761 14 days 14 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 179 11 days 15 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 159 14 days 14 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 207 13 days 14 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 198 11 days 13 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 211 10 days 14 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 164 13 days 14 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 167 13 days 13 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 174 13 days 13 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 197 13 days 14 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 166 15 days 13 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 167 11 days 13 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 141 14 days 13 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 177 10 days 13 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 151 12 days 13 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 170 12 days 13 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 156 14 days 14 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 128 10 days 14 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 148 11 days 13 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 162 12 days 13 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 177 13 days 13 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 146 17 days 14 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 188 12 days 13 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 186 12 days 14 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 204 14 days 14 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 165 14 days 15 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 203 16 days 14 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 202 10 days 14 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 191 12 days 14 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 48 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 1,176 48 days 49 days
2016–17 1,320 53 days 50 days
2015–16 1,205 59 days 52 days
2014–15 1,315 50 days 55 days
2013–14 1,321 51 days 56 days
2012–13 1,288 60 days 57 days
2011–12 1,395 69 days 58 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 295 42 days 49 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 275 52 days 51 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 264 45 days 48 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 342 50 days 47 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 378 49 days 50 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 324 48 days 54 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 299 56 days 48 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 319 58 days 48 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 304 55 days 53 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 278 54 days 56 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 304 63 days 51 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 319 64 days 49 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 283 52 days 53 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 303 53 days 58 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 386 50 days 55 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 343 47 days 54 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 301 52 days 56 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 280 54 days 63 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 340 51 days 54 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 400 50 days 51 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 322 52 days 59 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 298 56 days 59 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 305 63 days 55 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 363 66 days 56 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 360 79 days 59 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 365 70 days 66 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 330 68 days 54 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 340 58 days 55 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 258 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 223 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 2,088 258 days 223 days
2016–17 1,733 305 days 229 days
2015–16 1,594 289 days 233 days
2014–15 1,618 296 days 224 days
2013–14 1,688 248 days 230 days
2012–13 1,616 281 days 238 days
2011–12 1,485 253 days 234 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 482 261 days 228 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 547 241 days 228 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 529 256 days 216 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 530 270 days 218 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 435 315 days 239 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 489 330 days 234 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 387 304 days 213 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 422 283 days 225 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 429 293 days 254 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 411 286 days 232 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 335 308 days 218 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 419 281 days 226 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 413 300 days 231 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 367 294 days 224 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 394 296 days 207 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 444 298 days 230 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 419 274 days 226 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 411 228 days 243 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 366 224 days 216 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 492 251 days 232 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 424 282 days 246 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 367 304 days 233 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 443 286 days 231 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 382 251 days 238 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 392 307 days 241 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 326 269 days 237 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 371 237 days 224 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 396 162 days 234 days