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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, 100% of patients received Category 1 surgery within 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 98%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 634 100% 98%
2016–17 590 100% 99%
2015–16 562 100% 99%
2014–15 517 100% 98%
2013–14 510 100% 98%
2012–13 566 99% 98%
2011–12 687 96% 93%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 170 100% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 146 100% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 153 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 165 100% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 161 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 132 100% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 123 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 174 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 153 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 154 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 117 100% 99%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 138 100% 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 138 100% 98%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 119 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 125 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 135 100% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 135 100% 99%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 123 100% 98%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 103 100% 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 149 100% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 162 100% 97%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 94 100% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 141 99% 99%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 169 98% 98%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 161 98% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 173 89% 90%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 140 97% 94%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 213 99% 95%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 99% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 90%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 718 99% 90%
2016–17 642 97% 92%
2015–16 566 99% 92%
2014–15 727 98% 94%
2013–14 609 98% 91%
2012–13 664 97% 91%
2011–12 603 91% 91%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 173 99% 89%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 185 100% 87%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 181 97% 91%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 179 99% 93%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 186 98% 94%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 158 94% 91%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 128 99% 93%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 170 98% 91%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 143 100% 91%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 122 99% 90%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 157 98% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 144 100% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 173 100% 94%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 189 99% 93%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 197 99% 95%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 168 92% 94%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 130 96% 92%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 149 97% 89%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 135 97% 91%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 195 99% 91%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 169 100% 91%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 154 99% 91%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 157 93% 90%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 184 97% 91%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 160 85% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 139 90% 87%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 114 91% 93%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 190 95% 93%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 99% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 97%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,001 99% 97%
2016–17 889 100% 97%
2015–16 1,033 98% 96%
2014–15 1,068 98% 97%
2013–14 785 97% 97%
2012–13 737 95% 95%
2011–12 554 93% 96%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 259 99% 96%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 245 98% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 285 99% 97%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 212 99% 96%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 245 100% 98%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 209 100% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 228 100% 97%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 207 99% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 277 99% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 181 98% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 290 96% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 285 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 247 98% 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 221 99% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 268 99% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 332 95% 97%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 211 93% 96%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 178 99% 97%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 164 96% 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 232 99% 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 208 98% 97%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 164 98% 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 178 92% 95%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 187 94% 96%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 113 87% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 85 98% 96%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 195 95% 97%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 161 92% 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, the median waiting time for Category 1 surgery was 8 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 13 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 634 8 days 13 days
2016–17 590 13 days 13 days
2015–16 562 14 days 12 days
2014–15 517 13 days 10 days
2013–14 510 15 days 11 days
2012–13 566 15 days 11 days
2011–12 687 13 days 13 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 170 6 days 14 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 146 9 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 153 12 days 13 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 165 10 days 13 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 161 11 days 13 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 132 13 days 13 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 123 12 days 12 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 174 14 days 13 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 153 14 days 13 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 154 12 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 117 12 days 12 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 138 16 days 12 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 138 14 days 11 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 119 14 days 10 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 125 10 days 10 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 135 14 days 10 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 135 14 days 10 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 123 14 days 9 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 103 14 days 12 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 149 16 days 11 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 162 18 days 12 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 94 14 days 9 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 141 13 days 10 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 169 16 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 161 15 days 13 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 173 15 days 13 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 140 12 days 12 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 213 11 days 13 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 48 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 48 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 718 48 days 48 days
2016–17 642 48 days 44 days
2015–16 566 44 days 44 days
2014–15 727 50 days 42 days
2013–14 609 46 days 43 days
2012–13 664 37 days 42 days
2011–12 603 38 days 38 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 173 42 days 46 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 185 45 days 49 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 181 51 days 48 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 179 50 days 47 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 186 43 days 43 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 158 50 days 47 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 128 52 days 45 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 170 48 days 43 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 143 50 days 42 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 122 35 days 49 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 157 46 days 44 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 144 48 days 41 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 173 50 days 42 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 189 48 days 45 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 197 53 days 42 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 168 48 days 41 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 130 60 days 44 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 149 44 days 47 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 135 42 days 42 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 195 42 days 41 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 169 35 days 43 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 154 42 days 44 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 157 36 days 40 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 184 37 days 41 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 160 38 days 41 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 139 45 days 44 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 114 39 days 38 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 190 34 days 33 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 265 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 110 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,001 265 days 110 days
2016–17 889 238 days 126 days
2015–16 1,033 247 days 147 days
2014–15 1,068 239 days 135 days
2013–14 785 182 days 115 days
2012–13 737 283 days 112 days
2011–12 554 266 days 97 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 259 262 days 111 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 245 258 days 117 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 285 285 days 108 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 212 227 days 104 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 245 274 days 131 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 209 217 days 117 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 228 211 days 118 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 207 242 days 136 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 277 270 days 181 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 181 252 days 131 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 290 265 days 133 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 285 196 days 143 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 247 264 days 170 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 221 221 days 138 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 268 254 days 119 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 332 218 days 122 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 211 207 days 137 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 178 183 days 122 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 164 190 days 110 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 232 165 days 106 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 208 230 days 98 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 164 238 days 123 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 178 306 days 112 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 187 309 days 113 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 113 239 days 108 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 85 245 days 110 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 195 278 days 89 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 161 279 days 85 days