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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 99%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 286 100% 99%
2016–17 351 99% 99%
2015–16 251 100% 100%
2014–15 231 97% 100%
2013–14 283 96% 99%
2012–13 311 86% 98%
2011–12 266 82% 98%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 73 99% 99%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 71 100% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 65 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 77 100% 100%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 82 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 98 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 84 98% 100%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 87 97% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 76 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 49 100% 100%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 60 100% 100%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 66 98% 100%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 69 100% 100%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 49 96% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 51 96% 100%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 62 94% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 65 100% 100%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 56 98% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 79 96% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 83 93% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 68 81% 99%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 72 81% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 89 89% 98%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 82 91% 99%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 61 75% 98%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 66 79% 98%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 60 88% 98%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 79 84% 98%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 97% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 93%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 638 97% 93%
2016–17 449 99% 95%
2015–16 409 100% 94%
2014–15 391 99% 92%
2013–14 383 96% 86%
2012–13 313 61% 85%
2011–12 337 47% 87%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 182 93% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 155 94% 90%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 155 100% 94%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 146 100% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 101 100% 94%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 121 98% 93%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 101 100% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 126 98% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 107 100% 94%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 105 100% 93%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 86 100% 94%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 111 99% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 93 100% 92%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 89 99% 91%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 108 100% 93%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 101 98% 92%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 94 97% 87%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 103 98% 85%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 82 100% 87%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 104 88% 87%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 92 57% 83%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 74 53% 83%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 75 59% 87%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 72 76% 88%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 121 53% 85%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 53 34% 83%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 97 37% 90%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 66 64% 90%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 93% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 99%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 666 93% 99%
2016–17 582 98% 99%
2015–16 585 99% 99%
2014–15 589 95% 99%
2013–14 596 91% 98%
2012–13 641 70% 97%
2011–12 542 45% 95%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 160 86% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 139 86% 98%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 171 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 196 98% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 126 98% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 141 99% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 155 99% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 160 98% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 145 97% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 132 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 161 100% 99%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 147 100% 99%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 153 99% 99%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 146 96% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 143 92% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 147 94% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 131 96% 98%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 135 95% 98%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 155 92% 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 175 84% 97%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 199 65% 96%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 142 69% 97%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 128 66% 97%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 172 78% 97%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 194 41% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 141 33% 94%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 96 60% 94%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 111 56% 95%

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 7 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 12 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 286 7 days 12 days
2016–17 351 9 days 12 days
2015–16 251 14 days 12 days
2014–15 231 12 days 12 days
2013–14 283 10 days 12 days
2012–13 311 14 days 12 days
2011–12 266 19 days 12 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 73 7 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 71 6 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 65 7 days 12 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 77 8 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 82 14 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 98 9 days 12 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 84 8 days 13 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 87 8 days 12 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 76 15 days 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 49 17 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 60 14 days 12 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 66 14 days 12 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 69 13 days 13 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 49 9 days 12 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 51 13 days 12 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 62 12 days 11 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 65 7 days 12 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 56 12 days 12 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 79 10 days 12 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 83 11 days 11 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 68 13 days 12 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 72 14 days 12 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 89 14 days 12 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 82 12 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 61 23 days 12 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 66 20 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 60 16 days 11 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 79 16 days 12 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 33 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 46 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 638 33 days 46 days
2016–17 449 34 days 43 days
2015–16 409 40 days 43 days
2014–15 391 41 days 47 days
2013–14 383 51 days 48 days
2012–13 313 81 days 49 days
2011–12 337 96 days 48 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 182 40 days 47 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 155 26 days 51 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 155 36 days 45 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 146 33 days 42 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 101 33 days 43 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 121 26 days 49 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 101 33 days 43 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 126 42 days 41 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 107 43 days 42 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 105 45 days 46 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 86 31 days 44 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 111 38 days 43 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 93 46 days 44 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 89 42 days 51 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 108 42 days 46 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 101 39 days 46 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 94 42 days 49 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 103 63 days 50 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 82 48 days 44 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 104 54 days 45 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 92 88 days 49 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 74 88 days 53 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 75 81 days 48 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 72 66 days 47 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 121 88 days 49 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 53 113 days 54 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 97 115 days 46 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 66 74 days 46 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 212 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 163 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 666 212 days 163 days
2016–17 582 170 days 143 days
2015–16 585 185 days 126 days
2014–15 589 289 days 119 days
2013–14 596 291 days 111 days
2012–13 641 325 days 122 days
2011–12 542 385 days 127 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 160 252 days 196 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 139 192 days 177 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 171 169 days 147 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 196 273 days 143 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 126 198 days 159 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 141 174 days 153 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 155 148 days 133 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 160 164 days 130 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 145 172 days 151 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 132 148 days 133 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 161 163 days 114 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 147 257 days 111 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 153 297 days 132 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 146 303 days 117 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 143 276 days 110 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 147 282 days 117 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 131 243 days 115 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 135 323 days 119 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 155 291 days 102 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 175 291 days 104 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 199 325 days 119 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 142 317 days 128 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 128 325 days 119 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 172 328 days 122 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 194 390 days 127 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 141 428 days 131 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 96 201 days 130 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 111 318 days 121 days