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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 96%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 214 100% 96%
2016–17 245 100% 97%
2015–16 235 100% 97%
2014–15 279 100% 97%
2013–14 321 100% 97%
2012–13 340 100% 94%
2011–12 235 75% 90%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 75 100% 96%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 60 100% 96%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 49 100% 97%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 30 100% 97%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 51 100% 95%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 46 100% 97%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 69 100% 98%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 79 100% 98%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 67 100% 98%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 46 100% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 62 100% 96%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 60 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 67 100% 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 69 100% 98%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 68 100% 98%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 75 99% 97%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 73 100% 97%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 68 100% 97%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 84 100% 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 96 100% 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 114 100% 95%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 71 100% 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 104 100% 93%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 51 98% 93%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 51 98% 90%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 33 100% 89%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 71 70% 91%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 80 55% 89%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 100% 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
2017–18 483 100% 90%
2016–17 465 100% 89%
2015–16 584 100% 87%
2014–15 584 99% 86%
2013–14 562 99% 82%
2012–13 438 100% 78%
2011–12 375 86% 77%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 122 100% 90%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 120 100% 89%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 111 100% 90%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 130 100% 91%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 110 100% 88%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 108 100% 87%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 127 99% 90%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 120 100% 90%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 156 99% 85%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 149 100% 85%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 149 100% 89%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 130 99% 89%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 144 100% 87%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 139 99% 86%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 145 99% 86%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 156 99% 86%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 144 99% 83%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 155 100% 80%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 136 98% 82%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 127 100% 83%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 109 99% 78%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 105 100% 76%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 114 100% 80%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 110 100% 78%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 103 96% 77%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 109 84% 72%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 84 89% 80%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 79 72% 79%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 100% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 96%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 494 100% 96%
2016–17 402 99% 93%
2015–16 339 100% 92%
2014–15 362 99% 92%
2013–14 372 99% 92%
2012–13 390 100% 90%
2011–12 404 87% 89%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 149 100% 95%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 129 100% 96%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 129 100% 96%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 87 100% 97%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 74 100% 93%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 115 100% 93%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 92 98% 92%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 121 99% 94%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 100 100% 90%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 72 100% 94%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 65 100% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 102 99% 92%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 76 100% 92%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 102 99% 93%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 85 100% 91%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 99 99% 93%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 93 100% 93%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 85 98% 91%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 96 100% 90%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 98 100% 92%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 100 100% 92%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 99 100% 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 104 100% 88%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 87 100% 89%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 126 69% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 94 97% 89%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 87 90% 88%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 97 98% 88%

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 13 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 14 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 214 13 days 14 days
2016–17 245 12 days 13 days
2015–16 235 14 days 13 days
2014–15 279 14 days 13 days
2013–14 321 12 days 13 days
2012–13 340 12 days 14 days
2011–12 235 24 days 14 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 75 19 days 15 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 60 8 days 14 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 49 17 days 14 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 30 9 days 13 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 51 12 days 14 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 46 13 days 14 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 69 11 days 13 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 79 14 days 13 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 67 13 days 14 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 46 11 days 13 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 62 16 days 13 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 60 17 days 13 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 67 20 days 13 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 69 13 days 13 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 68 14 days 13 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 75 18 days 14 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 73 14 days 14 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 68 10 days 13 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 84 12 days 13 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 96 13 days 13 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 114 14 days 14 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 71 5 days 13 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 104 14 days 14 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 51 20 days 14 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 51 23 days 15 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 33 22 days 14 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 71 25 days 14 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 80 24 days 14 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 44 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 483 44 days 49 days
2016–17 465 45 days 50 days
2015–16 584 40 days 52 days
2014–15 584 47 days 55 days
2013–14 562 46 days 56 days
2012–13 438 41 days 57 days
2011–12 375 65 days 58 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 122 37 days 49 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 120 44 days 51 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 111 49 days 48 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 130 44 days 47 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 110 51 days 50 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 108 49 days 54 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 127 42 days 48 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 120 41 days 48 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 156 45 days 53 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 149 40 days 56 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 149 33 days 51 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 130 38 days 49 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 144 48 days 53 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 139 41 days 58 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 145 40 days 55 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 156 55 days 54 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 144 44 days 56 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 155 50 days 63 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 136 40 days 54 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 127 50 days 51 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 109 35 days 59 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 105 46 days 59 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 114 41 days 55 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 110 42 days 56 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 103 59 days 59 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 109 67 days 66 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 84 64 days 54 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 79 68 days 55 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 274 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 223 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 494 274 days 223 days
2016–17 402 319 days 229 days
2015–16 339 265 days 233 days
2014–15 362 238 days 224 days
2013–14 372 313 days 230 days
2012–13 390 319 days 238 days
2011–12 404 326 days 234 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 149 169 days 228 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 129 279 days 228 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 129 288 days 216 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 87 301 days 218 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 74 278 days 239 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 115 329 days 234 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 92 350 days 213 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 121 324 days 225 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 100 311 days 254 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 72 287 days 232 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 65 224 days 218 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 102 230 days 226 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 76 242 days 231 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 102 235 days 224 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 85 210 days 207 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 99 257 days 230 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 93 299 days 226 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 85 328 days 243 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 96 307 days 216 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 98 316 days 232 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 100 329 days 246 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 99 322 days 233 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 104 316 days 231 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 87 271 days 238 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 126 356 days 241 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 94 323 days 237 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 87 327 days 224 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 97 274 days 234 days