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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
2017–18 328 100% 98%
2016–17 321 100% 99%
2015–16 389 100% 99%
2014–15 466 100% 98%
2013–14 503 100% 98%
2012–13 371 99% 98%
2011–12 328 91% 93%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 88 100% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 55 100% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 90 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 95 100% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 93 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 65 100% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 85 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 78 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 89 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 63 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 105 100% 99%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 132 100% 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 97 100% 98%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 104 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 127 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 138 100% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 141 100% 99%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 87 100% 98%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 139 100% 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 136 100% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 112 100% 97%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 85 100% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 99 99% 99%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 75 99% 98%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 73 88% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 77 94% 90%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 88 92% 94%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 90 91% 95%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 97% 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
2017–18 434 97% 90%
2016–17 399 97% 92%
2015–16 377 96% 92%
2014–15 393 99% 94%
2013–14 465 99% 91%
2012–13 275 92% 91%
2011–12 303 85% 91%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 111 95% 89%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 93 96% 87%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 123 97% 91%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 107 99% 93%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 83 98% 94%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 102 97% 91%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 102 97% 93%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 112 97% 91%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 84 92% 91%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 100 96% 90%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 91 99% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 102 98% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 95 98% 94%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 101 99% 93%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 103 100% 95%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 94 100% 94%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 123 99% 92%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 117 99% 89%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 130 98% 91%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 95 100% 91%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 70 93% 91%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 71 94% 91%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 54 91% 90%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 80 89% 91%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 63 90% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 83 78% 87%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 82 93% 93%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 75 81% 93%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 87% 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
2017–18 870 87% 97%
2016–17 964 93% 97%
2015–16 832 96% 96%
2014–15 684 99% 97%
2013–14 591 99% 97%
2012–13 708 97% 95%
2011–12 638 88% 96%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 229 83% 96%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 229 90% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 217 90% 97%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 195 86% 96%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 265 98% 98%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 244 91% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 205 89% 97%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 250 92% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 279 92% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 199 96% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 166 99% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 188 99% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 212 100% 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 172 100% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 139 98% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 161 99% 97%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 141 100% 96%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 143 99% 97%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 128 100% 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 179 99% 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 177 97% 97%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 157 98% 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 214 98% 95%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 160 96% 96%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 160 94% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 173 86% 96%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 163 85% 97%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 142 89% 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 19 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 13 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 328 19 days 13 days
2016–17 321 16 days 13 days
2015–16 389 17 days 12 days
2014–15 466 14 days 10 days
2013–14 503 14 days 11 days
2012–13 371 13 days 11 days
2011–12 328 16 days 13 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 88 20 days 14 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 55 18 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 90 16 days 13 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 95 17 days 13 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 93 17 days 13 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 65 13 days 13 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 85 18 days 12 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 78 18 days 13 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 89 18 days 13 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 63 15 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 105 16 days 12 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 132 18 days 12 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 97 13 days 11 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 104 10 days 10 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 127 15 days 10 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 138 15 days 10 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 141 15 days 10 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 87 13 days 9 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 139 16 days 12 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 136 13 days 11 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 112 14 days 12 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 85 14 days 9 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 99 13 days 10 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 75 13 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 73 16 days 13 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 77 17 days 13 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 88 12 days 12 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 90 18 days 13 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 59 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 48 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 434 59 days 48 days
2016–17 399 61 days 44 days
2015–16 377 64 days 44 days
2014–15 393 61 days 42 days
2013–14 465 57 days 43 days
2012–13 275 69 days 42 days
2011–12 303 68 days 38 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 111 71 days 46 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 93 67 days 49 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 123 29 days 48 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 107 62 days 47 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 83 68 days 43 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 102 60 days 47 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 102 58 days 45 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 112 62 days 43 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 84 64 days 42 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 100 68 days 49 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 91 64 days 44 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 102 64 days 41 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 95 62 days 42 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 101 61 days 45 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 103 62 days 42 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 94 53 days 41 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 123 51 days 44 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 117 62 days 47 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 130 55 days 42 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 95 61 days 41 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 70 67 days 43 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 71 66 days 44 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 54 69 days 40 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 80 70 days 41 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 63 73 days 41 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 83 69 days 44 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 82 63 days 38 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 75 70 days 33 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 205 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 110 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 870 205 days 110 days
2016–17 964 263 days 126 days
2015–16 832 271 days 147 days
2014–15 684 286 days 135 days
2013–14 591 276 days 115 days
2012–13 708 311 days 112 days
2011–12 638 332 days 97 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 229 224 days 111 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 229 204 days 117 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 217 169 days 108 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 195 222 days 104 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 265 272 days 131 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 244 261 days 117 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 205 278 days 118 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 250 242 days 136 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 279 259 days 181 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 199 295 days 131 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 166 247 days 133 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 188 275 days 143 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 212 273 days 170 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 172 294 days 138 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 139 266 days 119 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 161 312 days 122 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 141 297 days 137 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 143 265 days 122 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 128 273 days 110 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 179 272 days 106 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 177 322 days 98 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 157 310 days 123 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 214 298 days 112 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 160 319 days 113 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 160 295 days 108 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 173 344 days 110 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 163 344 days 89 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 142 327 days 85 days