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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.

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

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

Surgery by eye surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons was 290 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 229 290 days Not peered
2016–17 241 297 days Not peered
2015–16 190 297 days 91 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 229 0.4% Not peered
2016–17 241 0.8% Not peered
2015–16 190 0.0% 2.4%

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 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 8 NP Not peered
2016–17 108 54 days Not peered
2015–16 92 74 days 31 days
2014–15 98 58 days 29 days
2013–14 128 73 days 28 days
2012–13 136 49 days 27 days
2011–12 125 60 days 28 days

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

Surgery by general 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 8 NP Not peered
2016–17 108 2.8% Not peered
2015–16 92 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 98 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 128 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 136 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 125 0.0% 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 2012–13, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 35 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 27 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2012–13 95 35 days 27 days
2011–12 65 43 days 28 days

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

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 95 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 65 0.0% 0.3%

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 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
2013–14 <5 NP 28 days
2012–13 <5 NP 30 days
2011–12 24 84 days 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%
2013–14 <5 NP 0.3%
2012–13 <5 NP 0.2%
2011–12 24 NP 0.7%