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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. 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 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 or 2017–18.

Cardio-thoracic surgery is performed on the organs inside the chest, in particular, the heart and lungs.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by cardio-thoracic surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by cardio-thoracic surgeons: 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 <5 NP Not peered

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

Surgery by cardio-thoracic surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18 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 Not peered

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 88 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 67 88 days Not peered
2016–17 49 93 days Not peered
2015–16 33 57 days 99 days
2014–15 43 43 days 119 days
2013–14 39 95 days 113 days
2012–13 43 68 days 104 days
2011–12 28 69 days 95 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 67 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 49 NP Not peered
2015–16 33 NP 0.6%
2014–15 43 NP 2.5%
2013–14 39 NP 3.1%
2012–13 43 NP 3.6%
2011–12 28 NP 4.6%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons was 338 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 26 338 days Not peered
2016–17 28 171 days Not peered
2015–16 30 286 days 77 days
2014–15 35 342 days 63 days
2013–14 29 240 days 64 days
2012–13 26 322 days 80 days
2011–12 18 289 days 78 days

Surgery by eye surgeons: 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 26 NP Not peered
2016–17 28 NP Not peered
2015–16 30 NP 0.2%
2014–15 35 NP 0.2%
2013–14 29 NP 1.0%
2012–13 26 NP 0.5%
2011–12 18 NP 0.7%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 36 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 661 36 days Not peered
2016–17 569 27 days Not peered
2015–16 511 42 days 33 days
2014–15 466 67 days 35 days
2013–14 461 64 days 35 days
2012–13 446 106 days 41 days
2011–12 458 161 days 47 days

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

In 2017–18, 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
2017–18 661 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 569 0.4% Not peered
2015–16 511 0.0% 0.2%
2014–15 466 0.2% 0.2%
2013–14 461 2.2% 0.4%
2012–13 446 9.4% 0.8%
2011–12 458 29.0% 2.3%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 20 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 250 20 days Not peered
2016–17 252 21 days Not peered
2015–16 207 27 days 29 days
2014–15 191 20 days 35 days
2013–14 203 14 days 33 days
2012–13 224 17 days 35 days
2011–12 202 27 days 37 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% 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
2017–18 250 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 252 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 207 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 191 0.0% 0.4%
2013–14 203 0.0% 0.5%
2012–13 224 0.0% 0.7%
2011–12 202 0.0% 0.3%

Orthopaedic surgery focuses on bones and muscles (the musculoskeletal system). It includes the repair of broken bones and injuries to ligaments and tendons, investigation and repair of damaged joints, and treatment of conditions such as bone and soft tissue tumours, cerebral palsy, back pain and skeletal deformities.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by orthopaedic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons was 206 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 409 206 days Not peered
2016–17 361 212 days Not peered
2015–16 354 188 days 82 days
2014–15 380 237 days 83 days
2013–14 412 290 days 81 days
2012–13 404 324 days 87 days
2011–12 331 357 days 97 days

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

In 2017–18, 11.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 409 11.0% Not peered
2016–17 361 2.2% Not peered
2015–16 354 1.1% 2.6%
2014–15 380 6.6% 1.8%
2013–14 412 10.2% 1.4%
2012–13 404 37.1% 3.3%
2011–12 331 48.0% 5.2%

Paediatric surgery focusses on children from birth up to 15 years of age.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by paediatric surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by paediatric surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by paediatric surgeons was 59 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 20 59 days Not peered

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

In 2017–18 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 20 NP Not peered

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 22 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 156 22 days Not peered
2016–17 123 13 days Not peered
2015–16 110 21 days 21 days
2014–15 96 20 days 20 days
2013–14 118 21 days 20 days
2012–13 122 31 days 19 days
2011–12 108 30 days 23 days

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

In 2017–18, 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
2017–18 156 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 123 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 110 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 96 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 118 0.0% 0.6%
2012–13 122 0.8% 0.3%
2011–12 108 0.0% 0.2%