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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.

Cardio-thoracic surgery is performed on the organs inside the chest, in particular, the heart and lungs.

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

Surgery by cardio-thoracic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by cardio-thoracic surgeons was 36 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 25 36 days Not peered
2016–17 35 22 days Not peered
2015–16 28 19 days 15 days
2014–15 23 15 days 14 days
2013–14 37 32 days 18 days
2012–13 31 25 days 16 days
2011–12 16 26 days 18 days

Surgery by cardio-thoracic 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.
2017–18 25 NP Not peered
2016–17 35 NP Not peered
2015–16 28 NP 0.3%
2014–15 23 NP 0.0%
2013–14 37 NP 0.0%
2012–13 31 NP 0.0%
2011–12 16 NP 0.2%

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 22 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,003 22 days Not peered
2016–17 916 24 days Not peered
2015–16 953 21 days 33 days
2014–15 946 21 days 33 days
2013–14 1,064 25 days 35 days
2012–13 990 27 days 35 days
2011–12 964 29 days 35 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 1,003 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 916 0.2% Not peered
2015–16 953 0.1% 0.7%
2014–15 946 0.0% 0.6%
2013–14 1,064 0.0% 1.0%
2012–13 990 0.1% 1.6%
2011–12 964 0.0% 1.7%

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 22 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 42 22 days Not peered
2016–17 15 41 days Not peered
2015–16 32 49 days 39 days
2014–15 32 20 days 38 days
2013–14 22 29 days 39 days
2012–13 30 22 days 36 days
2011–12 26 16 days 35 days

Surgery by gynaecological 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.
2017–18 42 NP Not peered
2016–17 15 NP Not peered
2015–16 32 NP 1.2%
2014–15 32 NP 0.8%
2013–14 22 NP 1.7%
2012–13 30 NP 1.5%
2011–12 26 NP 1.2%

Plastic surgery involves the modification or reconstruction of the visible physical features of the body. It is commonly performed on people who have suffered severe injuries or burns, people who were born with physical malformations, or people whose physical appearance has been affected by a disease.

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

Surgery by plastic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons was 26 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 86 26 days Not peered
2016–17 31 40 days Not peered
2015–16 21 173 days 19 days
2014–15 43 68 days 16 days
2013–14 112 47 days 23 days
2012–13 104 49 days 22 days
2011–12 95 83 days 19 days

Surgery by plastic 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 plastic surgeons at this hospital.

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 86 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 31 NP Not peered
2015–16 21 NP 1.9%
2014–15 43 NP 1.5%
2013–14 112 0.0% 3.6%
2012–13 104 7.7% 3.2%
2011–12 95 4.2% 2.1%

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 1 day 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 21 1 day Not peered
2016–17 39 1 day Not peered
2015–16 9 NP 28 days
2014–15 13 4 days 24 days
2013–14 20 4 days 23 days
2012–13 20 5 days 21 days
2011–12 11 2 days 27 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 21 NP Not peered
2016–17 39 NP Not peered
2015–16 9 NP 0.1%
2014–15 13 NP 0.4%
2013–14 20 NP 0.1%
2012–13 20 NP 0.1%
2011–12 11 NP 0.3%