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Appendix removal is a surgical procedure, either through keyhole surgery or open surgery. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for the removal of the appendix without complications, malignant cancer or peritonitis.

Appendix removal: average length of stay

In 2013–14, there were a total of 169 stays for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 169 1.7 days 1.9 days 283
2012–13 125 1.9 days 2.1 days 242
2011–12 162 2.0 days 2.1 days 318
2010–11 122 1.9 days 2.1 days 230
2009–10 113 2.0 days 2.2 days 227

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. It also shows the median waiting time for myringoplasty, myringotomy, septoplasty, tonsillectomy, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for those procedures.

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 58 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 93 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 667 58 days 93 days
2014–15 711 37 days 74 days
2013–14 1,074 50 days 73 days
2012–13 774 85 days 79 days
2011–12 685 41 days 76 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.6% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.8%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 667 0.6% 4.8%
2014–15 711 0.0% 3.8%
2013–14 1,074 3.7% 3.8%
2012–13 774 16.0% 5.2%
2011–12 685 7.2% 3.7%

Myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16 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.
2015–16 <5 NP 109 days
2014–15 <5 NP 85 days
2013–14 15 154 days 111 days
2012–13 10 420 days 105 days
2011–12 <5 NP 89 days

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

Myringoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 43 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 42 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 80 43 days 42 days
2014–15 87 34 days 46 days
2013–14 134 41 days 51 days
2012–13 102 53 days 43 days
2011–12 116 21 days 47 days

Myringotomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for myringotomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 80 0.0% 1.1%
2014–15 87 0.0% 1.4%
2013–14 134 0.0% 1.4%
2012–13 102 1.0% 0.3%
2011–12 116 0.9% 0.6%

Septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 75 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 249 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 46 75 days 249 days
2014–15 56 56 days 166 days
2013–14 112 98 days 161 days
2012–13 89 511 days 228 days
2011–12 41 208 days 148 days

Septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 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.
2015–16 46 NP 10.4%
2014–15 56 0.0% 8.5%
2013–14 112 9.8% 8.2%
2012–13 89 57.3% 20.5%
2011–12 41 NP 10.8%

Tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 66 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 160 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 294 66 days 160 days
2014–15 349 41 days 95 days
2013–14 542 54 days 85 days
2012–13 376 104 days 107 days
2011–12 318 62 days 90 days

Tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 294 0.3% 4.5%
2014–15 349 0.0% 3.7%
2013–14 542 1.5% 2.6%
2012–13 376 11.7% 5.4%
2011–12 318 4.7% 4.1%

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. It also shows the median waiting time for cataract extraction, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days.

Surgery by eye surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons was 53 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 197 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 367 53 days 197 days
2014–15 288 35 days 162 days
2013–14 317 40 days 204 days
2012–13 361 49 days 230 days
2011–12 474 42 days 228 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 7.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 367 0.3% 7.7%
2014–15 288 0.0% 6.2%
2013–14 317 0.0% 9.3%
2012–13 361 0.0% 8.5%
2011–12 474 0.2% 8.6%

Cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 62 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 249 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 232 62 days 249 days
2014–15 188 35 days 200 days
2013–14 229 45 days 229 days
2012–13 274 52 days 257 days
2011–12 374 45 days 267 days

Cataract extraction: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 232 0.4% 8.4%
2014–15 188 0.0% 6.6%
2013–14 229 0.0% 9.5%
2012–13 274 0.0% 8.4%
2011–12 374 0.3% 9.2%
Gallbladder removal, or cholecystectomy, is a surgical procedure generally performed to treat a patient for gallstones. The data presented here relate to patients who had their gallbladder removed using keyhole surgery and who stayed one or more nights without complications.

Gallbladder removal: average length of stay

In 2013–14, there were a total of 158 stays for gallbladder removal, of which 99% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 156 1.3 days 2.0 days 202
2012–13 124 1.6 days 2.0 days 194
2011–12 98 1.8 days 1.9 days 175
2010–11 122 1.5 days 1.9 days 184
2009–10 112 1.7 days 2.0 days 192

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. It also shows the median waiting time for cholecystectomy, haemorrhoidectomy, inguinal herniorrhaphy, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for those procedures.

Surgery by general surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 26 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 29 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 1,156 26 days 29 days
2014–15 1,119 20 days 28 days
2013–14 1,126 23 days 28 days
2012–13 950 28 days 30 days
2011–12 877 24 days 31 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by general surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 1,156 0.4% 1.4%
2014–15 1,119 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 1,126 1.1% 1.8%
2012–13 950 4.8% 2.7%
2011–12 877 3.0% 2.0%

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 29 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 52 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 139 29 days 52 days
2014–15 162 22 days 53 days
2013–14 204 36 days 50 days
2012–13 164 63 days 58 days
2011–12 126 43 days 57 days

Cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 139 0.0% 1.3%
2014–15 162 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 204 0.5% 1.8%
2012–13 164 4.9% 3.4%
2011–12 126 2.4% 2.4%

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 26 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 67 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 12 26 days 67 days
2014–15 5 NP 67 days
2013–14 9 NP 64 days
2012–13 13 246 days 68 days
2011–12 15 48 days 60 days

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

Haemorrhoidectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 49 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 68 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 91 49 days 68 days
2014–15 90 29 days 68 days
2013–14 140 36 days 69 days
2012–13 88 52 days 75 days
2011–12 97 42 days 67 days

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 91 0.0% 3.3%
2014–15 90 0.0% 4.7%
2013–14 140 0.0% 4.0%
2012–13 88 8.0% 6.6%
2011–12 97 3.1% 4.6%

Plastic surgery involves the modification or reconstruction of the visible physical features of the body. It is commonly performed on people who have suffered severe injuries or burns, people who were born with physical malformations, or people whose physical appearance has been affected by a disease.

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

Surgery by plastic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2015–16 0 - 26 days
2014–15 108 82 days 30 days
2013–14 68 67 days 48 days
2012–13 145 29 days 30 days
2011–12 338 27 days 28 days

- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

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

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2015–16 0 - 5.1%
2014–15 108 0.0% 4.2%
2013–14 68 7.4% 5.7%
2012–13 145 7.6% 3.9%
2011–12 338 5.6% 4.4%

Vascular surgery focuses on blood vessels (veins and arteries), except for those in the heart (included in cardio-thoracic surgery) and brain (included in neurosurgery).

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days. It also shows the median waiting time for varicose vein ligation and stripping, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for that procedure.

Surgery by vascular surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 26 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 19 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 166 26 days 19 days
2014–15 103 23 days 17 days
2013–14 180 31 days 17 days
2012–13 187 25 days 18 days
2011–12 135 37 days 20 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 166 0.0% 0.5%
2014–15 103 0.0% 1.1%
2013–14 180 0.6% 1.3%
2012–13 187 0.5% 0.8%
2011–12 135 0.0% 0.8%

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for varicose vein ligation and stripping was 32 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 152 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 48 32 days 152 days
2014–15 25 28 days 121 days
2013–14 53 69 days 154 days
2012–13 62 57 days 114 days
2011–12 47 73 days 116 days

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 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.
2015–16 48 NP 3.6%
2014–15 25 NP 7.4%
2013–14 53 3.8% 6.5%
2012–13 62 0.0% 7.6%
2011–12 47 NP 7.2%

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.

Surgery by other types of surgeon: median waiting times

In 2015–16 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.
2015–16 7 NP 11 days
2014–15 8 NP 12 days
2013–14 8 NP 10 days
2012–13 13 6 days 17 days
2011–12 13 9 days 15 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 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.