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Urological

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. It also shows the median waiting time for cystoscopy, prostatectomy, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for those procedures.

Surgery by urological surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 22 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 27 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 1,122 22 days 27 days
2014–15 989 21 days 27 days
2013–14 980 21 days 27 days
2012–13 893 22 days 28 days
2011–12 816 22 days 31 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.1% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 1,122 0.1% 1.5%
2014–15 989 1.1% 1.4%
2013–14 980 3.9% 1.4%
2012–13 893 3.6% 1.5%
2011–12 816 3.6% 1.5%

Cystoscopy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cystoscopy was 19 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 25 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 648 19 days 25 days
2014–15 536 16 days 24 days
2013–14 495 16 days 23 days
2012–13 421 19 days 25 days
2011–12 369 15 days 28 days

Cystoscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.2% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cystoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 648 0.2% 0.6%
2014–15 536 0.2% 0.9%
2013–14 495 0.8% 0.4%
2012–13 421 1.0% 0.7%
2011–12 369 1.1% 0.6%

Prostatectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for prostatectomy was 41 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 50 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 84 41 days 50 days
2014–15 76 24 days 48 days
2013–14 96 29 days 50 days
2012–13 108 26 days 49 days
2011–12 77 27 days 55 days

Prostatectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for prostatectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.9%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 84 0.0% 0.9%
2014–15 76 0.0% 0.9%
2013–14 96 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 108 4.6% 1.7%
2011–12 77 5.2% 1.3%

Prostate removal is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland, most commonly performed through the urethra. The data presented here relate to men who stayed one or more nights for transurethral prostate removal without complications.

Prostate removal: average length of stay

In 2013–14, there were a total of 34 stays for prostate 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 34 2.6 days 2.6 days 87
2012–13 45 2.8 days 2.8 days 125
2011–12 36 2.9 days 2.8 days 105
2010–11 43 3.1 days 2.9 days 132
2009–10 50 3.3 days 3.0 days 167