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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by intended procedure

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 intended procedure – which is the procedure for which a patient has been placed on the elective surgery waiting list.

In 2016–17 the list of 15 ‘Indicator procedures’ was replaced by a more extensive list of 152 ‘Intended procedures’. From 2016–17, data are presented here for the original 15 procedures and the next 10 most common procedures reported for all hospitals, except Children’s hospitals, combined. For Children’s hospitals the next 10 most common for those hospitals are presented. Data for all intended procedures are available in the Excel download.

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for carpal tunnel release at this hospital.

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: median waiting times

In 2016–17 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 34 days

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

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 0.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cataract extraction at this hospital.

Surgery for cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 289 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 114 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 223 289 days 114 days
2016–17 234 300 days 113 days
2015–16 190 297 days 105 days

Surgery for cataract extraction: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 223 0.4% 0.2%
2016–17 234 0.9% 0.5%
2015–16 190 0.0% 2.4%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for colectomy (removing all or part of the colon) at this hospital.

Surgery for colectomy: 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 24 days

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

Surgery for colectomy: 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

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cystoscopy (inspection of the urinary bladder) at this hospital.

Surgery for cystoscopy: 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.
2012–13 <5 NP 21 days
2011–12 <5 NP 28 days

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

Surgery for cystoscopy: 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.
2012–13 <5 NP 1.5%
2011–12 <5 NP 3.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for haemorrhoidectomy (haemorrhoid removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 40 days
2015–16 <5 NP 49 days
2014–15 <5 NP 48 days
2012–13 <5 NP 29 days
2011–12 <5 NP 37 days

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

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 0.0%
2015–16 <5 NP 1.4%
2014–15 <5 NP 0.7%
2012–13 <5 NP 0.7%
2011–12 <5 NP 1.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for herniorrhaphy (hernia repair) at this hospital.

Surgery for herniorrhaphy: 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 49 days
2016–17 12 222 days 49 days

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

Surgery for herniorrhaphy: 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 0.0%
2016–17 12 NP 0.3%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for inguinal herniorrhaphy (repairing groin hernia) at this hospital.

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 47 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 42 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 16 47 days 42 days
2015–16 11 56 days 47 days
2014–15 16 42 days 42 days
2013–14 7 NP 44 days
2012–13 12 63 days 43 days
2011–12 15 60 days 38 days

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

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: 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.
2016–17 16 NP 0.3%
2015–16 11 NP 0.2%
2014–15 16 NP 0.4%
2013–14 7 NP 0.1%
2012–13 12 NP 0.2%
2011–12 15 NP 1.2%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for removal of skin lesion at this hospital.

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: 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 26 days
2016–17 42 34 days 25 days

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

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: 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 0.0%
2016–17 42 NP 0.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for varicose veins treatment at this hospital.

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: 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.
2016–17 6 NP 109 days
2015–16 <5 NP 106 days
2014–15 <5 NP 88 days
2013–14 6 NP 94 days
2012–13 8 NP 82 days
2011–12 9 NP 88 days

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

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: 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.
2016–17 6 NP 1.4%
2015–16 <5 NP 1.3%
2014–15 <5 NP 1.5%
2013–14 6 NP 1.3%
2012–13 8 NP 2.0%
2011–12 9 NP 0.7%