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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by urgency category

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. The treating doctor determines how urgently surgery is needed, then assigns the patient to one of three elective surgery urgency categories – Category 1 (surgery is recommended within 30 days), Category 2 (surgery is recommended within 90 days), or Category 3 (surgery is recommended within 365 days).

This section shows the percentage of patients who received their elective surgery within the recommended time for that urgency category.

Category 1 (surgery recommended within 30 days)

In 2017–18 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 <5 NP 99%
2016–17 19 100% 99%
2015–16 10 100% 98%
2014–15 20 100% 99%
2013–14 13 100% 99%
2012–13 21 90% 96%
2011–12 19 95% 92%

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

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

- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2017–18 Apr–Jun <5 NP 99%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 0 - 99%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 0 - 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 0 - 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun <5 NP 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar <5 NP 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 6 NP 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 7 NP 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun <5 NP 98%
2015–16 Jan–Mar <5 NP 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 5 NP 98%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 0 - 98%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 0 - 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 12 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 8 NP 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 5 NP 98%
2013–14 Jan–Mar <5 NP 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec <5 NP 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep <5 NP 98%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 5 NP 98%
2012–13 Jan–Mar <5 NP 96%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 8 NP 96%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 7 NP 94%
2011–12 Apr–Jun <5 NP 94%
2011–12 Jan–Mar <5 NP 91%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 7 NP 92%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 6 NP 90%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 7 NP 98%
2016–17 42 100% 98%
2015–16 42 100% 96%
2014–15 28 100% 96%
2013–14 31 100% 95%
2012–13 108 100% 91%
2011–12 81 93% 89%

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

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

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 Apr–Jun <5 NP 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar <5 NP 98%
2017–18 Oct–Dec <5 NP 98%
2017–18 Jul–Sep <5 NP 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 12 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 9 NP 97%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 13 100% 98%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 8 NP 97%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 13 100% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 12 100% 95%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 12 100% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 5 NP 96%
2014–15 Jan–Mar <5 NP 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 11 100% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 13 100% 96%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 10 100% 96%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 10 100% 95%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 8 NP 95%
2013–14 Jul–Sep <5 NP 94%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 35 100% 94%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 24 100% 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 21 100% 92%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 28 100% 90%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 23 96% 91%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 25 84% 86%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 21 100% 89%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 12 92% 89%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 100% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 100%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 230 100% 100%
2016–17 292 98% 99%
2015–16 233 100% 98%
2014–15 50 100% 99%
2013–14 85 100% 99%
2012–13 104 100% 98%
2011–12 114 100% 97%

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

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 Apr–Jun 62 100% 100%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 41 98% 100%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 69 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 58 100% 100%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 14 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 71 96% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 99 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 108 98% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 90 100% 98%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 59 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 59 100% 98%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 25 100% 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar <5 NP 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 13 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 36 100% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 33 100% 99%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 17 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 12 100% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 23 100% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 35 100% 98%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 16 100% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 30 100% 97%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 23 100% 98%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 29 100% 97%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 28 100% 97%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 29 100% 97%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 28 100% 97%

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery in each urgency category. 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.

Category 1 (surgery recommended within 30 days)

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 12 days
2016–17 19 18 days 11 days
2015–16 10 6 days 11 days
2014–15 20 16 days 9 days
2013–14 13 14 days 8 days
2012–13 21 21 days 9 days
2011–12 19 16 days 11 days

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

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

- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2017–18 Apr–Jun <5 NP 11 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 0 - 12 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 0 - 11 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 0 - 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun <5 NP 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar <5 NP 11 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 6 NP 11 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 7 NP 10 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun <5 NP 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar <5 NP 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 5 NP 11 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 0 - 11 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 0 - 9 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 12 17 days 9 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 8 NP 8 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 5 NP 9 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar <5 NP 8 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec <5 NP 8 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep <5 NP 8 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 5 NP 10 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar <5 NP 8 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 8 NP 9 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 7 NP 10 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun <5 NP 9 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar <5 NP 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 7 NP 10 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 6 NP 11 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

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 36 days
2016–17 42 40 days 35 days
2015–16 42 50 days 36 days
2014–15 28 56 days 34 days
2013–14 31 49 days 35 days
2012–13 108 36 days 36 days
2011–12 81 39 days 37 days

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

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

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 Apr–Jun <5 NP 35 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar <5 NP 38 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec <5 NP 36 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep <5 NP 37 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 12 30 days 34 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 9 NP 36 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 13 52 days 35 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 8 NP 33 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 13 50 days 35 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 12 51 days 39 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 12 48 days 36 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 5 NP 35 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar <5 NP 35 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 11 58 days 32 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 13 41 days 34 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 10 41 days 34 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 10 56 days 35 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 8 NP 35 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep <5 NP 35 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 35 44 days 36 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 24 54 days 37 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 21 26 days 35 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 28 24 days 35 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 23 31 days 35 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 25 62 days 42 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 21 36 days 36 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 12 30 days 36 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 290 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 84 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 230 290 days 84 days
2016–17 292 288 days 84 days
2015–16 233 284 days 86 days
2014–15 50 139 days 83 days
2013–14 85 117 days 83 days
2012–13 104 55 days 81 days
2011–12 114 83 days 69 days

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

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 Apr–Jun 62 276 days 82 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 41 311 days 96 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 69 280 days 84 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 58 298 days 78 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 14 97 days 80 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 71 286 days 94 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 99 275 days 79 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 108 316 days 84 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 90 310 days 87 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 59 241 days 98 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 59 212 days 83 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 25 301 days 77 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar <5 NP 90 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 13 92 days 81 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 36 143 days 81 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 33 182 days 84 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 17 186 days 98 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 12 110 days 77 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 23 79 days 74 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 35 70 days 89 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 16 52 days 84 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 30 41 days 75 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 23 64 days 78 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 29 108 days 71 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 28 93 days 75 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 29 58 days 63 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 28 78 days 66 days