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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.

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 26 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 603 26 days Not peered
2016–17 625 23 days Not peered
2015–16 672 17 days 31 days
2014–15 670 23 days 29 days
2013–14 730 20 days 28 days
2012–13 752 21 days 27 days
2011–12 801 19 days 28 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
2017–18 603 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 625 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 672 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 670 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 730 0.3% 0.2%
2012–13 752 0.1% 0.2%
2011–12 801 0.2% 0.4%

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 43 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 34 43 days Not peered
2016–17 53 16 days Not peered
2015–16 48 42 days 29 days
2014–15 34 36 days 28 days
2013–14 48 25 days 29 days
2012–13 94 22 days 27 days
2011–12 82 29 days 28 days

Surgery by gynaecological 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 34 NP Not peered
2016–17 53 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 48 NP 0.1%
2014–15 34 NP 0.1%
2013–14 48 NP 0.1%
2012–13 94 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 82 0.0% 0.3%

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 43 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 123 43 days Not peered
2016–17 105 41 days Not peered
2015–16 172 81 days 81 days
2014–15 145 80 days 77 days
2013–14 148 62 days 62 days
2012–13 151 58 days 64 days
2011–12 180 92 days 65 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
2017–18 123 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 105 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 172 0.0% 1.3%
2014–15 145 0.0% 0.6%
2013–14 148 0.0% 0.6%
2012–13 151 0.0% 1.8%
2011–12 180 0.0% 2.2%

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 6 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 6 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 24 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 320 24 days Not peered
2016–17 267 22 days Not peered
2015–16 234 13 days 23 days
2014–15 288 13 days 19 days
2013–14 306 18 days 18 days
2012–13 290 14 days 20 days
2011–12 336 16 days 28 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
2017–18 320 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 267 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 234 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 288 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 306 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 290 0.0% 1.2%
2011–12 336 0.0% 2.5%

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 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.
2017–18 5 NP Not peered
2016–17 5 NP Not peered
2015–16 5 NP 14 days
2014–15 6 NP 15 days
2013–14 9 NP 28 days
2012–13 6 NP 30 days
2011–12 <5 NP 35 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 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 5 NP Not peered
2016–17 5 NP Not peered
2015–16 5 NP 0.2%
2014–15 6 NP 0.1%
2013–14 9 NP 0.3%
2012–13 6 NP 0.2%
2011–12 <5 NP 0.7%