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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, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 233 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 78 233 days unpeered
2015–16 62 146 days 78 days
2014–15 87 132 days 83 days
2013–14 74 254 days 75 days
2012–13 100 202 days 75 days
2011–12 104 171 days 62 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat 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 ear, nose and throat surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 78 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 62 0.0% 4.0%
2014–15 87 0.0% 2.8%
2013–14 74 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 100 0.0% 2.2%
2011–12 104 0.0% 2.4%

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 152 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 145 152 days unpeered
2015–16 144 222 days 91 days
2014–15 145 247 days 85 days
2013–14 145 247 days 105 days
2012–13 144 253 days 116 days
2011–12 145 279 days 102 days

Surgery by eye 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 eye surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 145 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 144 0.0% 2.4%
2014–15 145 0.0% 1.2%
2013–14 145 0.0% 1.2%
2012–13 144 0.0% 2.6%
2011–12 145 0.0% 3.2%

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 48 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 52 48 days unpeered
2015–16 57 43 days 31 days
2014–15 69 48 days 29 days
2013–14 62 50 days 28 days
2012–13 67 42 days 27 days
2011–12 80 43 days 28 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 52 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 57 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 69 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 62 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 67 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 80 0.0% 0.4%

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 35 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 24 35 days unpeered
2015–16 36 54 days 29 days
2014–15 32 46 days 28 days
2013–14 42 26 days 29 days
2012–13 34 40 days 27 days
2011–12 30 59 days 28 days

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

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

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 2016–17 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 7 NP unpeered
2015–16 13 7 days 14 days
2014–15 46 18 days 15 days
2013–14 54 14 days 28 days
2012–13 66 14 days 30 days
2011–12 61 14 days 35 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 2016–17 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 7 NP unpeered
2015–16 13 NP 0.2%
2014–15 46 NP 0.1%
2013–14 54 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 66 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 61 0.0% 0.7%