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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 96%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 951 100% 96%
2016–17 1,130 100% 97%
2015–16 1,186 100% 97%
2014–15 864 100% 97%
2013–14 962 100% 97%
2012–13 897 100% 94%
2011–12 1,007 100% 90%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 237 100% 96%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 221 100% 96%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 253 100% 97%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 240 100% 97%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 278 100% 95%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 272 100% 97%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 271 100% 98%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 309 100% 98%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 329 100% 98%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 243 100% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 296 100% 96%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 318 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 241 100% 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 207 100% 98%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 206 100% 98%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 210 100% 97%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 254 100% 97%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 234 100% 97%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 249 100% 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 225 100% 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 233 100% 95%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 189 100% 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 247 100% 93%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 228 100% 93%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 242 100% 90%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 248 100% 89%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 279 100% 91%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 238 100% 89%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 79% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 90%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,316 79% 90%
2016–17 1,541 69% 89%
2015–16 1,440 78% 87%
2014–15 1,553 75% 86%
2013–14 1,695 77% 82%
2012–13 1,606 70% 78%
2011–12 1,798 69% 77%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 326 82% 90%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 304 77% 89%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 311 79% 90%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 375 78% 91%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 382 76% 88%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 381 64% 87%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 362 67% 90%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 416 70% 90%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 354 77% 85%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 367 72% 85%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 345 84% 89%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 374 82% 89%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 415 75% 87%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 344 69% 86%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 356 80% 86%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 438 76% 86%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 419 81% 83%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 415 77% 80%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 388 78% 82%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 473 74% 83%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 450 70% 78%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 315 67% 76%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 381 71% 80%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 460 69% 78%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 451 67% 77%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 428 60% 72%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 406 70% 80%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 513 76% 79%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 99% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 96%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,086 99% 96%
2016–17 936 100% 93%
2015–16 827 99% 92%
2014–15 748 98% 92%
2013–14 872 95% 92%
2012–13 765 85% 90%
2011–12 530 93% 89%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 256 100% 95%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 294 100% 96%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 261 98% 96%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 275 99% 97%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 328 99% 93%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 258 100% 93%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 159 99% 92%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 191 99% 94%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 239 100% 90%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 182 99% 94%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 193 98% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 213 100% 92%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 223 98% 92%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 170 98% 93%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 185 98% 91%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 170 98% 93%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 273 98% 93%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 209 94% 91%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 217 94% 90%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 173 95% 92%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 222 84% 92%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 170 90% 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 143 84% 88%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 230 83% 89%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 119 79% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 165 95% 89%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 118 100% 88%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 128 96% 88%

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 9 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 14 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 951 9 days 14 days
2016–17 1,130 9 days 13 days
2015–16 1,186 9 days 13 days
2014–15 864 10 days 13 days
2013–14 962 12 days 13 days
2012–13 897 11 days 14 days
2011–12 1,007 14 days 14 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 237 8 days 15 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 221 9 days 14 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 253 10 days 14 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 240 8 days 13 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 278 8 days 14 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 272 8 days 14 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 271 12 days 13 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 309 11 days 13 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 329 10 days 14 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 243 9 days 13 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 296 8 days 13 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 318 9 days 13 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 241 9 days 13 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 207 11 days 13 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 206 10 days 13 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 210 9 days 14 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 254 12 days 14 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 234 11 days 13 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 249 10 days 13 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 225 13 days 13 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 233 12 days 14 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 189 11 days 13 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 247 10 days 14 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 228 11 days 14 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 242 14 days 15 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 248 14 days 14 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 279 14 days 14 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 238 13 days 14 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 40 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,316 40 days 49 days
2016–17 1,541 51 days 50 days
2015–16 1,440 46 days 52 days
2014–15 1,553 44 days 55 days
2013–14 1,695 47 days 56 days
2012–13 1,606 52 days 57 days
2011–12 1,798 57 days 58 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 326 44 days 49 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 304 43 days 51 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 311 43 days 48 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 375 33 days 47 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 382 38 days 50 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 381 60 days 54 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 362 61 days 48 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 416 46 days 48 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 354 54 days 53 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 367 58 days 56 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 345 39 days 51 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 374 42 days 49 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 415 49 days 53 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 344 60 days 58 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 356 36 days 55 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 438 37 days 54 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 419 44 days 56 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 415 46 days 63 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 388 48 days 54 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 473 51 days 51 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 450 51 days 59 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 315 55 days 59 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 381 46 days 55 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 460 52 days 56 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 451 56 days 59 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 428 73 days 66 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 406 57 days 54 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 513 50 days 55 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 104 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 223 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,086 104 days 223 days
2016–17 936 86 days 229 days
2015–16 827 93 days 233 days
2014–15 748 97 days 224 days
2013–14 872 111 days 230 days
2012–13 765 202 days 238 days
2011–12 530 136 days 234 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 256 89 days 228 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 294 121 days 228 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 261 73 days 216 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 275 106 days 218 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 328 90 days 239 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 258 105 days 234 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 159 78 days 213 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 191 58 days 225 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 239 80 days 254 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 182 100 days 232 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 193 101 days 218 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 213 76 days 226 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 223 115 days 231 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 170 113 days 224 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 185 99 days 207 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 170 56 days 230 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 273 87 days 226 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 209 127 days 243 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 217 120 days 216 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 173 114 days 232 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 222 213 days 246 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 170 161 days 233 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 143 221 days 231 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 230 231 days 238 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 119 195 days 241 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 165 179 days 237 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 118 85 days 224 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 128 103 days 234 days