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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 arthroscopy (keyhole surgery on a joint) at this hospital.

Surgery for arthroscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for arthroscopy was 37 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 69 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 107 37 days 69 days
2016–17 91 57 days 64 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for arthroscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 107 0.0% 1.2%
2016–17 91 1.1% 1.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for breast lump surgery (removal and/or biopsy) at this hospital.

Surgery for breast lump: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for breast lump surgery was 14 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 16 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 105 14 days 16 days
2016–17 92 13 days 16 days

Surgery for breast lump: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for breast lump surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 105 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 92 0.0% 0.1%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for carpal tunnel release was 37 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 62 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 49 37 days 62 days
2016–17 68 45 days 55 days

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: 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 49 NP 0.8%
2016–17 68 0.0% 0.7%

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

Surgery for cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 55 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 47 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 51 55 days 47 days
2016–17 61 36 days 41 days
2015–16 63 22 days 42 days
2014–15 74 22 days 42 days
2013–14 77 32 days 49 days
2012–13 68 27 days 53 days
2011–12 85 28 days 50 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 51 0.0% 0.3%
2016–17 61 0.0% 0.1%
2015–16 63 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 74 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 77 0.0% 0.5%
2012–13 68 0.0% 1.5%
2011–12 85 5.9% 1.1%

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, the median waiting time for colectomy was 7 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 17 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 39 7 days 17 days
2016–17 59 11 days 17 days

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 39 NP 0.1%
2016–17 59 0.0% 0.0%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for cystoscopy was 6 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 22 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 548 6 days 22 days
2016–17 478 17 days 23 days
2015–16 361 12 days 22 days
2014–15 293 16 days 22 days
2013–14 249 12 days 23 days
2012–13 330 16 days 23 days
2011–12 447 20 days 22 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cystoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 548 0.0% 0.4%
2016–17 478 0.0% 0.5%
2015–16 361 0.0% 0.4%
2014–15 293 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 249 0.0% 0.6%
2012–13 330 0.3% 0.6%
2011–12 447 0.0% 0.7%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 69 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 32 69 days 49 days
2016–17 28 77 days 49 days
2015–16 38 28 days 49 days
2014–15 24 64 days 51 days
2013–14 10 82 days 62 days
2012–13 7 NP 67 days
2011–12 9 NP 54 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.
2017–18 32 NP 0.6%
2016–17 28 NP 0.3%
2015–16 38 NP 0.4%
2014–15 24 NP 0.8%
2013–14 10 NP 2.0%
2012–13 7 NP 3.3%
2011–12 9 NP 2.7%

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, the median waiting time for herniorrhaphy was 91 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 64 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 80 91 days 64 days
2016–17 86 84 days 59 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 80 0.0% 0.7%
2016–17 86 0.0% 0.3%

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

Surgery for hysterectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for hysterectomy was 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 66 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 77 90 days 66 days
2016–17 75 80 days 63 days
2015–16 83 80 days 65 days
2014–15 69 109 days 67 days
2013–14 75 83 days 69 days
2012–13 86 82 days 67 days
2011–12 67 66 days 62 days

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

In 2017–18, 1.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysterectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.9%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 77 1.3% 1.9%
2016–17 75 0.0% 1.1%
2015–16 83 0.0% 2.8%
2014–15 69 0.0% 1.5%
2013–14 75 0.0% 2.2%
2012–13 86 0.0% 2.7%
2011–12 67 0.0% 2.1%

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

Surgery for hysteroscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for hysteroscopy was 47 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 28 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 154 47 days 28 days
2016–17 141 42 days 26 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysteroscopy 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
2017–18 154 0.0% 0.2%
2016–17 141 0.0% 0.0%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 83 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 57 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 100 83 days 57 days
2016–17 104 82 days 54 days
2015–16 92 77 days 51 days
2014–15 100 52 days 51 days
2013–14 100 73 days 64 days
2012–13 88 135 days 70 days
2011–12 120 54 days 63 days

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 100 0.0% 0.6%
2016–17 104 0.0% 0.3%
2015–16 92 1.1% 0.6%
2014–15 100 0.0% 0.5%
2013–14 100 0.0% 1.1%
2012–13 88 8.0% 2.3%
2011–12 120 2.5% 2.2%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for laparoscopy (inspection of the abdomen or pelvis) at this hospital.

Surgery for laparoscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for laparoscopy was 43 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 55 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 67 43 days 55 days
2016–17 60 64 days 56 days

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

In 2017–18, 1.5% of patients waited longer than 365 days for laparoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 67 1.5% 1.4%
2016–17 60 0.0% 0.3%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for myringoplasty (repairing ear perforation) at this hospital.

Surgery for myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 349 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 259 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 15 349 days 259 days
2016–17 11 315 days 224 days
2015–16 17 355 days 209 days
2014–15 20 349 days 124 days
2013–14 18 353 days 98 days
2012–13 14 342 days 103 days
2011–12 27 328 days 109 days

Surgery for myringoplasty: 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 15 NP 14.9%
2016–17 11 NP 5.7%
2015–16 17 NP 9.6%
2014–15 20 NP 7.9%
2013–14 18 NP 7.0%
2012–13 14 NP 6.5%
2011–12 27 NP 11.9%

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

Surgery for myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 44 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 69 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 40 44 days 69 days
2016–17 63 48 days 70 days
2011–12 7 NP 38 days

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

Surgery for myringotomy: 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 40 NP 3.1%
2016–17 63 0.0% 2.4%
2011–12 7 NP 3.2%

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

Surgery for ovary removal: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for ovary removal was 69 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 13 69 days 51 days
2016–17 12 71 days 42 days

Surgery for ovary removal: 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 13 NP 1.1%
2016–17 12 NP 0.5%

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

Surgery for prostatectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for prostatectomy was 11 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 41 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 108 11 days 41 days
2016–17 109 20 days 35 days
2015–16 113 8 days 35 days
2014–15 106 20 days 35 days
2013–14 124 22 days 41 days
2012–13 103 22 days 33 days
2011–12 103 31 days 36 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for prostatectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 108 0.0% 1.4%
2016–17 109 0.0% 0.4%
2015–16 113 0.0% 0.9%
2014–15 106 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 124 0.0% 1.4%
2012–13 103 0.0% 1.5%
2011–12 103 2.9% 1.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for septoplasty (straightening of the nasal septum) at this hospital.

Surgery for septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 328 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 293 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 42 328 days 293 days
2016–17 41 308 days 252 days
2015–16 54 346 days 217 days
2014–15 53 354 days 246 days
2013–14 69 350 days 289 days
2012–13 34 341 days 271 days
2011–12 16 182 days 160 days

Surgery for septoplasty: 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 42 NP 18.5%
2016–17 41 NP 13.1%
2015–16 54 27.8% 12.7%
2014–15 53 26.4% 11.2%
2013–14 69 20.3% 17.1%
2012–13 34 NP 19.6%
2011–12 16 NP 13.8%

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, the median waiting time for removal of skin lesion was 13 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 24 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 151 13 days 24 days
2016–17 118 20 days 24 days

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for removal of skin lesion at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 151 0.0% 0.4%
2016–17 118 0.0% 0.4%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for thyroidectomy (removing thyroid gland) at this hospital.

Surgery for thyroidectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for thyroidectomy was 5 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 59 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 50 5 days 59 days
2016–17 48 30 days 53 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for thyroidectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.7%.

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 50 0.0% 0.7%
2016–17 48 NP 0.2%

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

Surgery for tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 74 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 135 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 91 74 days 135 days
2016–17 123 74 days 120 days
2015–16 160 141 days 130 days
2014–15 177 140 days 135 days
2013–14 184 89 days 123 days
2012–13 141 84 days 111 days
2011–12 122 112 days 103 days

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

In 2017–18, 3.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 7.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 91 3.3% 7.0%
2016–17 123 0.0% 3.8%
2015–16 160 19.4% 5.3%
2014–15 177 22.0% 4.4%
2013–14 184 7.6% 4.1%
2012–13 141 2.1% 10.6%
2011–12 122 0.8% 9.4%

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

Surgery for total hip replacement: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for total hip replacement was 69 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 114 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 116 69 days 114 days
2016–17 121 75 days 107 days
2015–16 105 64 days 103 days
2014–15 107 108 days 97 days
2013–14 83 82 days 114 days
2012–13 71 97 days 120 days
2011–12 65 156 days 122 days

Surgery for total hip replacement: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total hip replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 116 0.0% 4.7%
2016–17 121 0.0% 3.3%
2015–16 105 1.9% 4.3%
2014–15 107 3.7% 2.5%
2013–14 83 0.0% 5.9%
2012–13 71 2.8% 6.2%
2011–12 65 4.6% 5.7%

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

Surgery for total knee replacement: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for total knee replacement was 94 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 183 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 175 94 days 183 days
2016–17 176 87 days 159 days
2015–16 153 93 days 140 days
2014–15 162 220 days 168 days
2013–14 156 220 days 183 days
2012–13 149 302 days 188 days
2011–12 114 242 days 173 days

Surgery for total knee replacement: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total knee replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 6.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 175 0.0% 6.6%
2016–17 176 0.0% 5.1%
2015–16 153 2.0% 6.7%
2014–15 162 2.5% 5.2%
2013–14 156 1.3% 11.0%
2012–13 149 2.0% 10.8%
2011–12 114 14.9% 10.2%

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 <5 NP 97 days
2014–15 <5 NP 110 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 <5 NP 5.2%
2014–15 <5 NP 13.6%