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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 189 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 83 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 55 189 days 83 days
2016–17 44 170 days 81 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for arthroscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.9%.

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% 0.9%
2016–17 44 NP 2.7%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for breast lump surgery was 17 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 15 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 84 17 days 15 days
2016–17 94 15 days 15 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for breast lump surgery 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
2017–18 84 0.0% 0.2%
2016–17 94 0.0% 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 166 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 75 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 71 166 days 75 days
2016–17 47 172 days 71 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for carpal tunnel release at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.6%.

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 71 0.0% 0.6%
2016–17 47 NP 1.9%

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 334 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 213 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 901 334 days 213 days
2016–17 793 340 days 232 days
2015–16 774 331 days 249 days
2014–15 770 335 days 200 days
2013–14 693 321 days 229 days
2012–13 628 324 days 257 days
2011–12 585 322 days 267 days

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

In 2017–18, 1.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 901 1.0% 2.3%
2016–17 793 4.2% 5.6%
2015–16 774 0.4% 8.4%
2014–15 770 0.0% 6.6%
2013–14 693 3.0% 9.5%
2012–13 628 3.0% 8.4%
2011–12 585 16.2% 9.2%

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 157 78 days 49 days
2016–17 130 64 days 48 days
2015–16 124 63 days 52 days
2014–15 142 45 days 53 days
2013–14 171 52 days 50 days
2012–13 167 66 days 58 days
2011–12 153 56 days 57 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.6% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 157 0.6% 0.3%
2016–17 130 0.0% 0.8%
2015–16 124 0.0% 1.3%
2014–15 142 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 171 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 167 0.0% 3.4%
2011–12 153 0.0% 2.4%

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 18 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 53 18 days 18 days
2016–17 64 19 days 19 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for colectomy 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
2017–18 53 0.0% 0.4%
2016–17 64 0.0% 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 10 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 24 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 399 10 days 24 days
2016–17 485 14 days 23 days
2015–16 474 23 days 25 days
2014–15 510 38 days 24 days
2013–14 387 32 days 23 days
2012–13 354 28 days 25 days
2011–12 313 40 days 28 days

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 0.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 399 0.0% 0.2%
2016–17 485 0.0% 0.2%
2015–16 474 0.2% 0.6%
2014–15 510 1.2% 0.9%
2013–14 387 0.3% 0.4%
2012–13 354 0.8% 0.7%
2011–12 313 1.9% 0.6%

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 7 NP 23 days
2016–17 8 NP 36 days
2015–16 13 70 days 67 days
2014–15 27 75 days 67 days
2013–14 5 NP 64 days
2012–13 10 83 days 68 days
2011–12 5 NP 60 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 all years 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 7 NP 0.6%
2016–17 8 NP 1.0%
2015–16 13 NP 4.4%
2014–15 27 NP 1.6%
2013–14 5 NP 3.2%
2012–13 10 NP 6.3%
2011–12 5 NP 3.6%

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 131 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 87 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 83 131 days 87 days
2016–17 79 121 days 85 days

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

In 2017–18, 1.2% of patients waited longer than 365 days for herniorrhaphy 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
2017–18 83 1.2% 1.6%
2016–17 79 0.0% 2.4%

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 92 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 74 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 72 92 days 74 days
2016–17 78 86 days 71 days
2015–16 62 124 days 70 days
2014–15 66 91 days 74 days
2013–14 54 88 days 68 days
2012–13 74 91 days 65 days
2011–12 79 83 days 66 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysterectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 72 0.0% 0.3%
2016–17 78 0.0% 0.9%
2015–16 62 0.0% 2.7%
2014–15 66 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 54 0.0% 1.1%
2012–13 74 2.7% 1.8%
2011–12 79 3.8% 3.3%

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 25 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 280 29 days 25 days
2016–17 184 30 days 24 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
2017–18 280 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 184 0.0% 0.1%

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 130 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 79 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 78 130 days 79 days
2016–17 81 122 days 77 days
2015–16 75 96 days 68 days
2014–15 84 62 days 68 days
2013–14 71 65 days 69 days
2012–13 106 55 days 75 days
2011–12 85 51 days 67 days

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

In 2017–18, 1.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy 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
2017–18 78 1.3% 1.6%
2016–17 81 0.0% 1.8%
2015–16 75 0.0% 3.3%
2014–15 84 0.0% 4.7%
2013–14 71 0.0% 4.0%
2012–13 106 0.0% 6.6%
2011–12 85 1.2% 4.6%

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 95 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 16 95 days 55 days
2016–17 18 79 days 55 days

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

In all years 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 16 NP 0.2%
2016–17 18 NP 0.4%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for myringoplasty (repairing ear perforation) at this hospital.

Surgery for myringoplasty: median waiting times

In all years 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.
2013–14 <5 NP 111 days
2012–13 <5 NP 105 days
2011–12 <5 NP 89 days

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

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

In all years 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.
2013–14 <5 NP 14.3%
2012–13 <5 NP 4.2%
2011–12 <5 NP 5.5%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for myringotomy (eardrum incision) at this hospital.

Surgery for myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2014–15 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.
2014–15 <5 NP 46 days
2011–12 22 80 days 47 days

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

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

In all years 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.
2014–15 <5 NP 1.4%
2011–12 22 NP 0.6%

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, the median waiting time for ovary removal was 63 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 45 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 12 63 days 45 days
2016–17 18 30 days 47 days

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

In all years 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 12 NP 0.0%
2016–17 18 NP 0.0%

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 67 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 41 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 162 67 days 41 days
2016–17 172 64 days 41 days
2015–16 132 84 days 50 days
2014–15 102 86 days 48 days
2013–14 127 85 days 50 days
2012–13 116 89 days 49 days
2011–12 131 103 days 55 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for prostatectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.8%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 162 0.0% 0.8%
2016–17 172 0.0% 0.3%
2015–16 132 0.0% 0.9%
2014–15 102 0.0% 0.9%
2013–14 127 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 116 1.7% 1.7%
2011–12 131 0.8% 1.3%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for septoplasty (straightening of the nasal septum) at this hospital.

Surgery for septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2014–15 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.
2014–15 6 NP 166 days
2013–14 23 68 days 161 days
2012–13 8 NP 228 days
2011–12 10 90 days 148 days

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

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

In all years 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.
2014–15 6 NP 8.5%
2013–14 23 NP 8.2%
2012–13 8 NP 20.5%
2011–12 10 NP 10.8%

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 35 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 22 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 249 35 days 22 days
2016–17 279 28 days 24 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 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 249 0.0% 0.3%
2016–17 279 0.0% 0.2%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for thyroidectomy (removing thyroid gland) at this hospital.

Surgery for thyroidectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for thyroidectomy was 69 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 66 69 days 55 days
2016–17 47 79 days 68 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for thyroidectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.1%.

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 66 0.0% 1.1%
2016–17 47 NP 0.9%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for tonsillectomy (removing the tonsils) at this hospital.

Surgery for tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2014–15, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 32 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 95 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2014–15 45 32 days 95 days
2013–14 87 50 days 85 days
2012–13 78 362 days 107 days
2011–12 105 89 days 90 days

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

In 2014–15 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.
2014–15 45 NP 3.7%
2013–14 87 0.0% 2.6%
2012–13 78 39.7% 5.4%
2011–12 105 0.0% 4.1%

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 187 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 162 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 75 187 days 162 days
2016–17 71 231 days 167 days
2015–16 72 69 days 177 days
2014–15 49 118 days 149 days
2013–14 86 86 days 133 days
2012–13 72 168 days 138 days
2011–12 82 120 days 145 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 6.1%.

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 75 0.0% 6.1%
2016–17 71 1.4% 7.3%
2015–16 72 0.0% 8.3%
2014–15 49 NP 9.7%
2013–14 86 0.0% 8.6%
2012–13 72 8.3% 12.1%
2011–12 82 11.0% 10.9%

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 189 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 273 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 115 189 days 273 days
2016–17 100 266 days 291 days
2015–16 114 206 days 282 days
2014–15 89 196 days 281 days
2013–14 117 201 days 279 days
2012–13 122 322 days 276 days
2011–12 169 254 days 260 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 8.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 115 0.0% 8.2%
2016–17 100 0.0% 10.8%
2015–16 114 4.4% 12.7%
2014–15 89 1.1% 11.2%
2013–14 117 1.7% 12.9%
2012–13 122 6.6% 17.6%
2011–12 169 18.3% 15.4%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for varicose veins treatment was 211 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 89 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 11 211 days 89 days
2016–17 7 NP 88 days
2015–16 7 NP 152 days
2014–15 8 NP 121 days
2013–14 10 198 days 154 days
2012–13 <5 NP 114 days
2011–12 <5 NP 116 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 all years 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 11 NP 2.1%
2016–17 7 NP 2.6%
2015–16 7 NP 3.6%
2014–15 8 NP 7.4%
2013–14 10 NP 6.5%
2012–13 <5 NP 7.6%
2011–12 <5 NP 7.2%