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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.

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

Surgery by cardio-thoracic 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.

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 74 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 838 74 days unpeered
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 2016–17, 4.1% 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
2016–17 838 4.1% unpeered
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%

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 55 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 281 55 days unpeered
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 2016–17, 3.2% 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
2016–17 281 3.2% unpeered
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%

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 31 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 1,247 31 days unpeered
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 2016–17, 1.5% 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 1,247 1.5% unpeered
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%

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 27 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 871 27 days unpeered
2015–16 843 37 days 39 days
2014–15 889 43 days 42 days
2013–14 815 37 days 40 days
2012–13 562 26 days 36 days
2011–12 568 29 days 37 days

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

In 2016–17, 3.4% 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
2016–17 871 3.4% unpeered
2015–16 843 4.7% 1.1%
2014–15 889 1.8% 1.3%
2013–14 815 2.5% 0.6%
2012–13 562 1.8% 1.2%
2011–12 568 0.4% 1.4%

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons was 82 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 754 82 days unpeered
2015–16 794 81 days 92 days
2014–15 887 63 days 79 days
2013–14 843 50 days 79 days
2012–13 761 50 days 79 days
2011–12 822 35 days 78 days

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

In 2016–17, 3.6% 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
2016–17 754 3.6% unpeered
2015–16 794 2.5% 6.6%
2014–15 887 1.1% 6.1%
2013–14 843 0.5% 6.7%
2012–13 761 0.1% 8.0%
2011–12 822 1.1% 7.6%

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, at this hospital.

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%

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 26 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 1,241 26 days unpeered
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 2016–17, 0.3% 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
2016–17 1,241 0.3% unpeered
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%

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, at this hospital.

Surgery by vascular surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 29 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 172 29 days unpeered
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 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 172 0.0% unpeered
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%

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 5 NP unpeered
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 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.