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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.

Cardio-thoracic surgery is performed on the organs inside the chest, in particular, the heart and lungs.

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

Surgery by cardio-thoracic surgeons: 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.
2017–18 <5 NP Not peered
2016–17 <5 NP Not peered
2014–15 <5 NP 14 days
2013–14 <5 NP 18 days
2012–13 <5 NP 16 days
2011–12 <5 NP 18 days

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

Surgery by cardio-thoracic surgeons: 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
2014–15 <5 NP 0.0%
2013–14 <5 NP 0.0%
2012–13 <5 NP 0.0%
2011–12 <5 NP 0.2%

This focuses on treating diseases and problems affecting the ears, nose and throat, as well as the head and neck.

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

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 68 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 411 68 days Not peered
2016–17 493 65 days Not peered
2015–16 546 132 days 74 days
2014–15 501 121 days 78 days
2013–14 548 89 days 79 days
2012–13 467 84 days 74 days
2011–12 438 91 days 69 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 4.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 411 4.4% Not peered
2016–17 493 0.4% Not peered
2015–16 546 19.4% 5.6%
2014–15 501 20.0% 4.7%
2013–14 548 8.8% 4.9%
2012–13 467 5.6% 8.2%
2011–12 438 3.0% 7.3%

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 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 Not peered
2011–12 <5 NP 60 days

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

Surgery by eye surgeons: 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 Not peered
2011–12 <5 NP 3.1%

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 20 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 860 20 days Not peered
2016–17 851 25 days Not peered
2015–16 850 21 days 33 days
2014–15 920 25 days 33 days
2013–14 864 28 days 35 days
2012–13 802 28 days 35 days
2011–12 758 34 days 35 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
2017–18 860 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 851 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 850 0.5% 0.7%
2014–15 920 0.2% 0.6%
2013–14 864 0.0% 1.0%
2012–13 802 1.4% 1.6%
2011–12 758 2.8% 1.7%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 58 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 393 58 days Not peered
2016–17 385 57 days Not peered
2015–16 462 51 days 39 days
2014–15 476 56 days 38 days
2013–14 552 49 days 39 days
2012–13 546 62 days 36 days
2011–12 472 49 days 35 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.5% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 393 0.5% Not peered
2016–17 385 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 462 0.2% 1.2%
2014–15 476 0.0% 0.8%
2013–14 552 0.0% 1.7%
2012–13 546 0.4% 1.5%
2011–12 472 0.0% 1.2%

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 64 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 796 64 days Not peered
2016–17 754 69 days Not peered
2015–16 717 71 days 65 days
2014–15 717 94 days 62 days
2013–14 668 90 days 70 days
2012–13 693 149 days 72 days
2011–12 641 105 days 68 days

Surgery by orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 796 0.4% Not peered
2016–17 754 0.4% Not peered
2015–16 717 2.4% 3.9%
2014–15 717 2.4% 2.8%
2013–14 668 0.7% 5.1%
2012–13 693 2.6% 5.4%
2011–12 641 8.7% 5.7%

Paediatric surgery focusses on children from birth up to 15 years of age.

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

Surgery by paediatric 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 7 NP Not peered

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

Surgery by paediatric 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 7 NP Not peered

Plastic surgery involves the modification or reconstruction of the visible physical features of the body. It is commonly performed on people who have suffered severe injuries or burns, people who were born with physical malformations, or people whose physical appearance has been affected by a disease.

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

Surgery by plastic surgeons: 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.
2013–14 8 NP 23 days
2012–13 8 NP 22 days

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

Surgery by plastic surgeons: 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.
2013–14 8 NP 3.6%
2012–13 8 NP 3.2%

Urological surgery focuses on the organs of the urinary system (such as the kidneys and bladder), including the male reproductive system.

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

Surgery by urological surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 7 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 859 7 days Not peered
2016–17 808 17 days Not peered
2015–16 799 13 days 24 days
2014–15 843 16 days 23 days
2013–14 780 17 days 25 days
2012–13 729 19 days 25 days
2011–12 725 24 days 25 days

Surgery by urological 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 urological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 859 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 808 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 799 0.0% 0.5%
2014–15 843 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 780 0.1% 0.8%
2012–13 729 0.1% 0.7%
2011–12 725 0.7% 0.8%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 4 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 28 4 days Not peered
2016–17 29 5 days Not peered
2015–16 23 6 days 25 days
2014–15 25 17 days 22 days
2013–14 20 5 days 22 days
2012–13 21 6 days 21 days
2011–12 21 5 days 21 days

Surgery by vascular surgeons: 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 28 NP Not peered
2016–17 29 NP Not peered
2015–16 23 NP 3.3%
2014–15 25 NP 4.8%
2013–14 20 NP 3.8%
2012–13 21 NP 3.3%
2011–12 21 NP 2.8%

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, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon was 28 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 87 28 days Not peered
2016–17 36 22 days Not peered
2015–16 23 14 days 28 days
2014–15 36 2 days 24 days
2013–14 33 76 days 23 days
2012–13 16 48 days 21 days
2011–12 54 36 days 27 days

Surgery by other types of surgeon: 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 all other types of surgeon 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 87 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 36 NP Not peered
2015–16 23 NP 0.1%
2014–15 36 NP 0.4%
2013–14 33 NP 0.1%
2012–13 16 NP 0.1%
2011–12 54 5.6% 0.3%