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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, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 52 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 75 52 days Not peered
2016–17 88 38 days Not peered
2015–16 83 42 days 78 days
2014–15 38 42 days 83 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat 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 ear, nose and throat 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 75 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 88 1.1% Not peered
2015–16 83 0.0% 4.0%
2014–15 38 NP 2.8%

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 48 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 517 48 days Not peered
2016–17 595 48 days Not peered
2015–16 560 45 days 31 days
2014–15 534 49 days 29 days
2013–14 552 37 days 28 days
2012–13 535 41 days 27 days
2011–12 451 29 days 28 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.2% 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
2017–18 517 0.2% Not peered
2016–17 595 1.2% Not peered
2015–16 560 2.9% 0.3%
2014–15 534 0.6% 0.3%
2013–14 552 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 535 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 451 0.4% 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 52 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 128 52 days Not peered
2016–17 135 42 days Not peered
2015–16 124 32 days 29 days
2014–15 97 25 days 28 days
2013–14 63 38 days 29 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
2017–18 128 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 135 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 124 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 97 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 63 0.0% 0.1%

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 <5 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 <5 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 27 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 165 27 days Not peered
2016–17 164 25 days Not peered
2015–16 180 27 days 23 days
2014–15 157 27 days 19 days
2013–14 129 35 days 18 days
2012–13 117 27 days 20 days
2011–12 107 18 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
2017–18 165 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 164 1.2% Not peered
2015–16 180 1.1% 0.1%
2014–15 157 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 129 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 117 0.0% 1.2%
2011–12 107 0.0% 2.5%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 224 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 106 224 days Not peered
2016–17 101 193 days Not peered
2015–16 98 175 days 104 days
2014–15 108 139 days 88 days
2013–14 81 122 days 87 days
2012–13 87 76 days 79 days
2011–12 98 77 days 79 days

Surgery by vascular 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 vascular surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 106 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 101 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 98 0.0% 1.5%
2014–15 108 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 81 0.0% 1.2%
2012–13 87 0.0% 2.8%
2011–12 98 0.0% 0.4%

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 9 NP Not peered
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 9 NP Not peered
2011–12 <5 NP 0.7%