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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. 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.

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 2016–17 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 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons was 336 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 207 336 days unpeered
2015–16 170 279 days 197 days
2014–15 184 237 days 162 days
2013–14 204 319 days 204 days
2012–13 243 331 days 230 days
2011–12 229 354 days 228 days

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

In 2016–17, 1.0% 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
2016–17 207 1.0% unpeered
2015–16 170 0.6% 7.7%
2014–15 184 0.5% 6.2%
2013–14 204 0.5% 9.3%
2012–13 243 0.0% 8.5%
2011–12 229 20.5% 8.6%

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 39 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 339 39 days unpeered
2015–16 371 46 days 29 days
2014–15 363 49 days 28 days
2013–14 377 35 days 28 days
2012–13 350 28 days 30 days
2011–12 293 45 days 31 days

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

In 2016–17, 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
2016–17 339 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 371 0.0% 1.4%
2014–15 363 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 377 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 350 0.0% 2.7%
2011–12 293 0.0% 2.0%

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 56 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 324 56 days unpeered
2015–16 296 53 days 39 days
2014–15 328 57 days 42 days
2013–14 321 70 days 40 days
2012–13 221 57 days 36 days
2011–12 173 85 days 37 days

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

In 2016–17, 0.3% 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
2016–17 324 0.3% unpeered
2015–16 296 0.0% 1.1%
2014–15 328 0.3% 1.3%
2013–14 321 0.3% 0.6%
2012–13 221 0.0% 1.2%
2011–12 173 3.5% 1.4%

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 27 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 234 27 days unpeered
2015–16 315 21 days 27 days
2014–15 349 22 days 27 days
2013–14 353 24 days 27 days
2012–13 352 20 days 28 days
2011–12 317 34 days 31 days

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

In 2016–17, 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
2016–17 234 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 315 0.0% 1.5%
2014–15 349 0.0% 1.4%
2013–14 353 0.0% 1.4%
2012–13 352 0.0% 1.5%
2011–12 317 0.0% 1.5%

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 2015–16 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 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.