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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.

This focuses on treating diseases and problems affecting the ears, nose and throat, as well as the head and neck.

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

Surgery by ear, nose and throat 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
2014–15 90 34 days 74 days
2013–14 157 61 days 73 days
2012–13 138 259 days 79 days
2011–12 292 84 days 76 days

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

Surgery by ear, nose and throat 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
2014–15 90 0.0% 3.8%
2013–14 157 0.0% 3.8%
2012–13 138 28.3% 5.2%
2011–12 292 0.0% 3.7%

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 329 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,087 329 days Not peered
2016–17 1,000 335 days Not peered
2015–16 957 317 days 197 days
2014–15 936 324 days 162 days
2013–14 864 281 days 204 days
2012–13 820 288 days 230 days
2011–12 723 296 days 228 days

Surgery by eye surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.9% 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 1,087 0.9% Not peered
2016–17 1,000 3.6% Not peered
2015–16 957 0.3% 7.7%
2014–15 936 0.0% 6.2%
2013–14 864 2.4% 9.3%
2012–13 820 2.4% 8.5%
2011–12 723 14.7% 8.6%

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 36 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,135 36 days Not peered
2016–17 1,057 28 days Not peered
2015–16 906 28 days 29 days
2014–15 1,014 30 days 28 days
2013–14 1,091 42 days 28 days
2012–13 1,085 33 days 30 days
2011–12 954 31 days 31 days

Surgery by general surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.3% 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 1,135 0.3% Not peered
2016–17 1,057 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 906 0.0% 1.4%
2014–15 1,014 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 1,091 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 1,085 0.1% 2.7%
2011–12 954 0.8% 2.0%

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 42 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 512 42 days Not peered
2016–17 438 63 days Not peered
2015–16 416 77 days 39 days
2014–15 437 55 days 42 days
2013–14 449 56 days 40 days
2012–13 424 64 days 36 days
2011–12 433 67 days 37 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
2017–18 512 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 438 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 416 0.0% 1.1%
2014–15 437 0.0% 1.3%
2013–14 449 0.0% 0.6%
2012–13 424 1.2% 1.2%
2011–12 433 1.2% 1.4%

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 156 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 477 156 days Not peered
2016–17 353 231 days Not peered
2015–16 390 78 days 92 days
2014–15 336 80 days 79 days
2013–14 449 63 days 79 days
2012–13 570 90 days 79 days
2011–12 685 85 days 78 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
2017–18 477 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 353 0.3% Not peered
2015–16 390 1.3% 6.6%
2014–15 336 0.6% 6.1%
2013–14 449 0.4% 6.7%
2012–13 570 3.3% 8.0%
2011–12 685 9.1% 7.6%

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, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by paediatric surgeons was 53 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 17 53 days Not peered

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 17 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 35 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 739 35 days Not peered
2016–17 870 34 days Not peered
2015–16 752 50 days 27 days
2014–15 729 62 days 27 days
2013–14 588 61 days 27 days
2012–13 561 52 days 28 days
2011–12 530 65 days 31 days

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
2017–18 739 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 870 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 752 0.3% 1.5%
2014–15 729 1.0% 1.4%
2013–14 588 0.7% 1.4%
2012–13 561 0.9% 1.5%
2011–12 530 3.2% 1.5%

Vascular surgery focuses on blood vessels (veins and arteries), except for those in the heart (included in cardio-thoracic surgery) and brain (included in neurosurgery).

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

Surgery by vascular surgeons: 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.
2015–16 7 NP 19 days
2014–15 8 NP 17 days

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

Surgery by vascular surgeons: 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.
2015–16 7 NP 0.5%
2014–15 8 NP 1.1%

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 3 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 39 3 days Not peered
2016–17 51 2 days Not peered
2015–16 42 3 days 11 days
2014–15 37 14 days 12 days
2013–14 26 4 days 10 days
2012–13 30 5 days 17 days
2011–12 24 5 days 15 days

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 39 NP Not peered
2016–17 51 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 42 NP 0.2%
2014–15 37 NP 0.8%
2013–14 26 NP 4.1%
2012–13 30 NP 1.9%
2011–12 24 NP 0.8%