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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by intended procedure

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 intended procedure – which is the procedure for which a patient has been placed on the elective surgery waiting list.

In 2016–17 the list of 15 ‘Indicator procedures’ was replaced by a more extensive list of 152 ‘Intended procedures’. From 2016–17, data are presented here for the original 15 procedures and the next 10 most common procedures reported for all hospitals, except Children’s hospitals, combined. For Children’s hospitals the next 10 most common for those hospitals are presented. Data for all intended procedures are available in the Excel download.

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for breast lump surgery (removal and/or biopsy) at this hospital.

Surgery for breast lump: 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 15 days
2016–17 22 5 days 15 days

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

Surgery for breast lump: 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 0.2%
2016–17 22 NP 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for carpal tunnel release at this hospital.

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for carpal tunnel release was 81 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 75 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 15 81 days 75 days
2016–17 17 45 days 71 days

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: 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 15 NP 0.6%
2016–17 17 NP 1.9%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cataract extraction at this hospital.

Surgery for cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 281 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 213 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 278 281 days 213 days
2016–17 192 337 days 232 days
2015–16 159 278 days 249 days
2014–15 174 237 days 200 days
2013–14 195 319 days 229 days
2012–13 228 330 days 257 days
2011–12 211 351 days 267 days

Surgery for cataract extraction: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 278 0.0% 2.3%
2016–17 192 1.0% 5.6%
2015–16 159 0.6% 8.4%
2014–15 174 0.6% 6.6%
2013–14 195 0.5% 9.5%
2012–13 228 0.0% 8.4%
2011–12 211 18.5% 9.2%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 61 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 60 61 days 49 days
2016–17 58 46 days 48 days
2015–16 66 30 days 52 days
2014–15 70 56 days 53 days
2013–14 70 28 days 50 days
2012–13 60 33 days 58 days
2011–12 59 49 days 57 days

Surgery for cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 60 0.0% 0.3%
2016–17 58 0.0% 0.8%
2015–16 66 0.0% 1.3%
2014–15 70 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 70 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 60 0.0% 3.4%
2011–12 59 0.0% 2.4%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for colectomy (removing all or part of the colon) at this hospital.

Surgery for colectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for colectomy was 4 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 18 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 11 4 days 18 days
2016–17 8 NP 19 days

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

Surgery for colectomy: 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 11 NP 0.4%
2016–17 8 NP 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cystoscopy (inspection of the urinary bladder) at this hospital.

Surgery for cystoscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cystoscopy was 21 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 24 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 132 21 days 24 days
2016–17 172 25 days 23 days
2015–16 36 21 days 25 days
2014–15 39 23 days 24 days
2013–14 43 32 days 23 days
2012–13 87 7 days 25 days
2011–12 211 27 days 28 days

Surgery for cystoscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cystoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.2%.

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.
2017–18 132 0.0% 0.2%
2016–17 172 0.0% 0.2%
2015–16 36 NP 0.6%
2014–15 39 NP 0.9%
2013–14 43 NP 0.4%
2012–13 87 0.0% 0.7%
2011–12 211 0.0% 0.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for haemorrhoidectomy (haemorrhoid removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In all years 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 36 days
2015–16 <5 NP 67 days
2014–15 <5 NP 67 days
2013–14 <5 NP 64 days
2012–13 5 NP 68 days
2011–12 <5 NP 60 days

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

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 1.0%
2015–16 <5 NP 4.4%
2014–15 <5 NP 1.6%
2013–14 <5 NP 3.2%
2012–13 5 NP 6.3%
2011–12 <5 NP 3.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for herniorrhaphy (hernia repair) at this hospital.

Surgery for herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for herniorrhaphy was 73 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 87 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 49 73 days 87 days
2016–17 30 69 days 85 days

Surgery for herniorrhaphy: 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 49 NP 1.6%
2016–17 30 NP 2.4%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for hysterectomy at this hospital.

Surgery for hysterectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for hysterectomy was 64 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 74 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 41 64 days 74 days
2016–17 49 259 days 71 days
2015–16 37 217 days 70 days
2014–15 43 230 days 74 days
2013–14 39 89 days 68 days
2012–13 38 83 days 65 days
2011–12 22 94 days 66 days

Surgery for hysterectomy: 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 41 NP 0.3%
2016–17 49 NP 0.9%
2015–16 37 NP 2.7%
2014–15 43 NP 1.8%
2013–14 39 NP 1.1%
2012–13 38 NP 1.8%
2011–12 22 NP 3.3%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for hysteroscopy (inspection of the uterine cavity) at this hospital.

Surgery for hysteroscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for hysteroscopy was 14 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 25 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 64 14 days 25 days
2016–17 97 24 days 24 days

Surgery for hysteroscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysteroscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 64 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 97 0.0% 0.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for inguinal herniorrhaphy (repairing groin hernia) at this hospital.

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 73 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 79 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 57 73 days 79 days
2016–17 48 48 days 77 days
2015–16 72 58 days 68 days
2014–15 46 78 days 68 days
2013–14 54 53 days 69 days
2012–13 51 56 days 75 days
2011–12 43 68 days 67 days

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.6%.

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 57 0.0% 1.6%
2016–17 48 NP 1.8%
2015–16 72 0.0% 3.3%
2014–15 46 NP 4.7%
2013–14 54 0.0% 4.0%
2012–13 51 0.0% 6.6%
2011–12 43 NP 4.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for laparoscopy (inspection of the abdomen or pelvis) at this hospital.

Surgery for laparoscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for laparoscopy was 45 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 55 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 51 45 days 55 days
2016–17 23 69 days 55 days

Surgery for laparoscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for laparoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.2%.

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 51 0.0% 0.2%
2016–17 23 NP 0.4%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for myringotomy (eardrum incision) at this hospital.

Surgery for myringotomy: median waiting times

In all years 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 7 NP 62 days
2016–17 6 NP 56 days

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

Surgery for myringotomy: 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 7 NP 1.5%
2016–17 6 NP 1.7%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for ovarian cystectomy (ovary removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for ovary removal: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for ovary removal was 42 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 45 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 17 42 days 45 days
2016–17 21 30 days 47 days

Surgery for ovary removal: 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 17 NP 0.0%
2016–17 21 NP 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for prostatectomy (removing all or part of the prostate gland) at this hospital.

Surgery for prostatectomy: median waiting times

In all years 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 41 days
2015–16 <5 NP 50 days
2014–15 7 NP 48 days
2013–14 <5 NP 50 days
2012–13 7 NP 49 days
2011–12 5 NP 55 days

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

Surgery for prostatectomy: 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 0.3%
2015–16 <5 NP 0.9%
2014–15 7 NP 0.9%
2013–14 <5 NP 0.3%
2012–13 7 NP 1.7%
2011–12 5 NP 1.3%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for removal of skin lesion at this hospital.

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for removal of skin lesion was 22 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 22 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 61 22 days 22 days
2016–17 30 28 days 24 days

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for removal of skin lesion at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.3%.

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 61 0.0% 0.3%
2016–17 30 NP 0.2%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for thyroidectomy (removing thyroid gland) at this hospital.

Surgery for thyroidectomy: median waiting times

In all years 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 55 days
2016–17 <5 NP 68 days

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

Surgery for thyroidectomy: 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 1.1%
2016–17 <5 NP 0.9%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for tonsillectomy (removing the tonsils) at this hospital.

Surgery for tonsillectomy: 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 7 NP 175 days
2016–17 5 NP 154 days
2015–16 5 NP 160 days
2014–15 <5 NP 95 days
2013–14 <5 NP 85 days
2012–13 <5 NP 107 days
2011–12 10 68 days 90 days

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

Surgery for tonsillectomy: 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 7 NP 3.0%
2016–17 5 NP 5.1%
2015–16 5 NP 4.5%
2014–15 <5 NP 3.7%
2013–14 <5 NP 2.6%
2012–13 <5 NP 5.4%
2011–12 10 NP 4.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for varicose veins treatment at this hospital.

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: median waiting times

In all years 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 89 days
2016–17 <5 NP 88 days
2015–16 5 NP 152 days
2014–15 9 NP 121 days
2013–14 7 NP 154 days
2012–13 6 NP 114 days
2011–12 6 NP 116 days

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

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: 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 2.1%
2016–17 <5 NP 2.6%
2015–16 5 NP 3.6%
2014–15 9 NP 7.4%
2013–14 7 NP 6.5%
2012–13 6 NP 7.6%
2011–12 6 NP 7.2%