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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 97%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,022 100% 97%
2016–17 1,006 100% 96%
2015–16 996 100% 97%
2014–15 1,113 100% 98%
2013–14 1,047 100% 97%
2012–13 991 97% 95%
2011–12 978 82% 92%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 269 100% 96%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 243 100% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 248 100% 97%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 262 100% 96%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 263 100% 96%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 209 100% 96%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 278 100% 96%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 256 100% 97%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 255 100% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 212 100% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 240 100% 97%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 289 100% 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 279 100% 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 261 100% 97%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 265 100% 98%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 308 100% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 294 100% 97%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 258 100% 97%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 259 100% 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 236 100% 97%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 287 100% 96%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 235 99% 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 265 92% 94%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 204 99% 94%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 204 97% 92%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 224 71% 92%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 266 77% 93%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 284 84% 92%

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 85%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,336 99% 85%
2016–17 1,275 100% 87%
2015–16 1,213 98% 85%
2014–15 1,047 96% 85%
2013–14 1,145 98% 78%
2012–13 1,077 93% 75%
2011–12 1,014 78% 77%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 314 98% 84%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 343 99% 82%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 311 100% 86%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 368 99% 88%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 322 99% 87%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 321 100% 85%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 295 99% 88%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 337 100% 87%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 355 100% 85%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 272 98% 84%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 265 98% 86%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 321 94% 87%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 254 95% 84%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 235 94% 83%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 271 97% 87%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 287 99% 85%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 255 98% 82%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 268 99% 76%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 304 98% 78%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 318 97% 77%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 297 99% 74%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 265 92% 73%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 249 87% 76%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 266 92% 77%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 283 85% 77%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 210 79% 73%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 289 69% 79%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 232 79% 80%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 98% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 94%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,085 98% 94%
2016–17 1,080 100% 95%
2015–16 1,211 89% 95%
2014–15 1,359 91% 96%
2013–14 1,283 96% 93%
2012–13 1,215 95% 91%
2011–12 1,122 91% 91%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 259 98% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 245 97% 93%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 298 97% 93%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 283 99% 95%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 275 100% 95%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 274 100% 95%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 244 99% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 287 100% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 306 97% 95%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 294 89% 95%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 320 87% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 291 85% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 344 89% 95%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 360 88% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 338 95% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 317 93% 95%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 340 96% 94%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 280 96% 94%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 301 93% 92%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 362 98% 93%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 372 96% 92%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 278 93% 92%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 268 94% 91%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 297 97% 91%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 286 94% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 240 88% 91%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 271 88% 92%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 325 94% 92%

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 1,022 8 days 13 days
2016–17 1,006 12 days 13 days
2015–16 996 13 days 11 days
2014–15 1,113 15 days 11 days
2013–14 1,047 14 days 11 days
2012–13 991 16 days 12 days
2011–12 978 18 days 12 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 269 8 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 243 7 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 248 8 days 13 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 262 10 days 13 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 263 13 days 13 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 209 13 days 13 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 278 11 days 12 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 256 11 days 12 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 255 9 days 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 212 13 days 11 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 240 14 days 11 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 289 14 days 11 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 279 15 days 12 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 261 16 days 11 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 265 16 days 10 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 308 14 days 10 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 294 14 days 11 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 258 14 days 10 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 259 15 days 11 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 236 14 days 12 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 287 17 days 13 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 235 16 days 11 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 265 17 days 12 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 204 14 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 204 15 days 12 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 224 22 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 266 18 days 12 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 284 18 days 12 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 33 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 51 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,336 33 days 51 days
2016–17 1,275 43 days 49 days
2015–16 1,213 37 days 48 days
2014–15 1,047 48 days 49 days
2013–14 1,145 51 days 55 days
2012–13 1,077 55 days 56 days
2011–12 1,014 64 days 53 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 314 33 days 52 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 343 37 days 56 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 311 30 days 51 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 368 33 days 48 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 322 36 days 49 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 321 55 days 53 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 295 42 days 47 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 337 43 days 47 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 355 34 days 49 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 272 38 days 50 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 265 40 days 46 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 321 36 days 48 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 254 43 days 48 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 235 55 days 53 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 271 44 days 48 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 287 49 days 48 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 255 49 days 52 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 268 49 days 60 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 304 53 days 54 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 318 54 days 56 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 297 49 days 57 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 265 56 days 60 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 249 62 days 55 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 266 60 days 55 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 283 62 days 55 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 210 69 days 57 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 289 70 days 50 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 232 60 days 50 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 195 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 134 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,085 195 days 134 days
2016–17 1,080 233 days 124 days
2015–16 1,211 217 days 125 days
2014–15 1,359 210 days 134 days
2013–14 1,283 202 days 139 days
2012–13 1,215 203 days 141 days
2011–12 1,122 132 days 132 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 259 196 days 160 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 245 204 days 148 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 298 187 days 123 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 283 190 days 119 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 275 223 days 138 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 274 240 days 131 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 244 231 days 117 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 287 232 days 114 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 306 216 days 125 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 294 204 days 126 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 320 207 days 125 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 291 225 days 124 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 344 216 days 143 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 360 204 days 137 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 338 246 days 124 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 317 167 days 133 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 340 199 days 132 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 280 214 days 140 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 301 190 days 133 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 362 197 days 145 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 372 241 days 147 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 278 217 days 138 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 268 203 days 139 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 297 168 days 138 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 286 119 days 148 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 240 140 days 133 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 271 134 days 119 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 325 132 days 128 days