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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 65 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 13 65 days Not peered
2016–17 16 32 days Not peered
2015–16 16 51 days 60 days
2014–15 22 82 days 56 days
2013–14 17 51 days 71 days
2012–13 16 88 days 79 days
2011–12 15 81 days 68 days

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 13 NP Not peered
2016–17 16 NP Not peered
2015–16 16 NP 8.9%
2014–15 22 NP 9.7%
2013–14 17 NP 10.4%
2012–13 16 NP 9.0%
2011–12 15 NP 5.6%

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 285 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 198 285 days Not peered
2016–17 269 259 days Not peered
2015–16 285 303 days 238 days
2014–15 230 315 days 239 days
2013–14 211 337 days 179 days
2012–13 226 346 days 165 days
2011–12 181 349 days 119 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
2017–18 198 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 269 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 285 0.0% 4.6%
2014–15 230 0.0% 5.1%
2013–14 211 0.5% 4.0%
2012–13 226 5.3% 5.1%
2011–12 181 10.5% 1.4%

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 55 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 699 55 days Not peered
2016–17 633 49 days Not peered
2015–16 568 68 days 31 days
2014–15 616 66 days 30 days
2013–14 747 44 days 31 days
2012–13 763 47 days 29 days
2011–12 778 58 days 30 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.1% 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
2017–18 699 0.1% Not peered
2016–17 633 0.2% Not peered
2015–16 568 0.4% 0.4%
2014–15 616 0.2% 0.3%
2013–14 747 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 763 0.0% 0.3%
2011–12 778 0.0% 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 20 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 266 20 days Not peered
2016–17 213 12 days Not peered
2015–16 215 14 days 23 days
2014–15 219 13 days 24 days
2013–14 241 13 days 26 days
2012–13 253 14 days 24 days
2011–12 245 18 days 22 days

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
2017–18 266 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 213 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 215 0.0% 0.0%
2014–15 219 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 241 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 253 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 245 0.0% 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 335 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 421 335 days Not peered
2016–17 384 328 days Not peered
2015–16 297 290 days 72 days
2014–15 297 290 days 70 days
2013–14 252 264 days 77 days
2012–13 167 345 days 70 days
2011–12 151 356 days 76 days

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

In 2017–18, 19.2% 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
2017–18 421 19.2% Not peered
2016–17 384 15.4% Not peered
2015–16 297 3.7% 1.8%
2014–15 297 3.0% 1.2%
2013–14 252 1.6% 1.4%
2012–13 167 9.0% 3.0%
2011–12 151 29.1% 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, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by paediatric surgeons was 155 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 19 155 days Not peered

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 19 NP Not peered

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 <5 NP Not peered
2016–17 20 5 days Not peered
2015–16 23 1 day 16 days
2014–15 40 3 days 15 days
2013–14 19 14 days 15 days
2012–13 17 28 days 16 days
2011–12 21 18 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 <5 NP Not peered
2016–17 20 NP Not peered
2015–16 23 NP 0.4%
2014–15 40 NP 0.2%
2013–14 19 NP 0.2%
2012–13 17 NP 1.4%
2011–12 21 NP 0.6%