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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.

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 42 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 25 42 days Not peered
2016–17 7 NP Not peered

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

Surgery by ear, nose and throat 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 25 NP Not peered
2016–17 7 NP Not peered

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons was 168 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 207 168 days Not peered
2016–17 172 114 days Not peered
2015–16 104 262 days 238 days

Surgery by eye 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 eye surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 207 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 172 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 104 1.0% 4.6%

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 33 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 573 33 days Not peered
2016–17 543 61 days Not peered
2015–16 661 54 days 31 days
2014–15 651 28 days 30 days
2013–14 691 33 days 31 days
2012–13 633 59 days 29 days
2011–12 578 52 days 30 days

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

In 2017–18, 3.3% 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
2017–18 573 3.3% Not peered
2016–17 543 0.9% Not peered
2015–16 661 1.7% 0.4%
2014–15 651 0.3% 0.3%
2013–14 691 0.4% 0.3%
2012–13 633 0.8% 0.3%
2011–12 578 4.3% 0.5%

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 25 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 117 25 days Not peered
2016–17 148 47 days Not peered
2015–16 146 38 days 23 days
2014–15 161 26 days 24 days
2013–14 145 29 days 26 days
2012–13 25 50 days 24 days
2011–12 7 NP 22 days

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

Surgery by gynaecological 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 gynaecological 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.
2017–18 117 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 148 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 146 0.0% 0.0%
2014–15 161 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 145 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 25 NP 0.2%
2011–12 7 NP 0.1%

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 192 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 540 192 days Not peered
2016–17 643 231 days Not peered
2015–16 560 205 days 72 days
2014–15 593 215 days 70 days
2013–14 596 171 days 77 days
2012–13 588 253 days 70 days
2011–12 552 303 days 76 days

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

In 2017–18, 17.0% 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
2017–18 540 17.0% Not peered
2016–17 643 9.6% Not peered
2015–16 560 3.8% 1.8%
2014–15 593 0.7% 1.2%
2013–14 596 0.0% 1.4%
2012–13 588 2.4% 3.0%
2011–12 552 9.1% 4.4%

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 <5 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 <5 NP Not peered

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 36 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 158 36 days Not peered
2016–17 146 63 days Not peered
2015–16 117 65 days 24 days
2014–15 122 68 days 22 days
2013–14 107 45 days 20 days
2012–13 95 65 days 27 days
2011–12 117 67 days 28 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.6% 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
2017–18 158 0.6% Not peered
2016–17 146 1.4% Not peered
2015–16 117 0.0% 0.6%
2014–15 122 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 107 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 95 1.1% 0.1%
2011–12 117 0.0% 0.3%

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 8 NP Not peered
2016–17 25 5 days Not peered
2015–16 10 5 days 16 days
2014–15 16 11 days 15 days
2013–14 20 5 days 15 days
2012–13 13 9 days 16 days
2011–12 15 6 days 16 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 8 NP Not peered
2016–17 25 NP Not peered
2015–16 10 NP 0.4%
2014–15 16 NP 0.2%
2013–14 20 NP 0.2%
2012–13 13 NP 1.4%
2011–12 15 NP 0.6%