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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.

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 26 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 61 26 days Not peered
2016–17 61 21 days Not peered
2015–16 100 34 days 31 days
2014–15 105 21 days 29 days
2013–14 69 32 days 28 days
2012–13 89 19 days 27 days
2011–12 100 15 days 28 days

Surgery by general 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 general surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 61 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 61 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 100 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 105 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 69 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 89 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 100 0.0% 0.4%

Orthopaedic surgery focuses on bones and muscles (the musculoskeletal system). It includes the repair of broken bones and injuries to ligaments and tendons, investigation and repair of damaged joints, and treatment of conditions such as bone and soft tissue tumours, cerebral palsy, back pain and skeletal deformities.

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

Surgery by orthopaedic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons was 52 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 81 52 days Not peered
2016–17 86 52 days Not peered
2015–16 78 43 days 81 days
2014–15 79 38 days 77 days
2013–14 81 44 days 62 days
2012–13 40 36 days 64 days
2011–12 44 55 days 65 days

Surgery by orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic 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 81 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 86 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 78 0.0% 1.3%
2014–15 79 0.0% 0.6%
2013–14 81 0.0% 0.6%
2012–13 40 NP 1.8%
2011–12 44 NP 2.2%

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 2011–12 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.
2011–12 8 NP 79 days

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

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

In 2011–12 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.
2011–12 8 NP 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 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 9 NP Not peered
2015–16 7 NP 14 days
2014–15 10 20 days 15 days
2013–14 11 33 days 28 days
2012–13 17 27 days 30 days
2011–12 13 18 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 9 NP Not peered
2015–16 7 NP 0.2%
2014–15 10 NP 0.1%
2013–14 11 NP 0.3%
2012–13 17 NP 0.2%
2011–12 13 NP 0.7%