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Goulburn Valley Health [Shepparton]

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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by intended procedure

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 intended procedure – which is the procedure for which a patient has been placed on the elective surgery waiting list.

In 2016–17 the list of 15 ‘Indicator procedures’ was replaced by a more extensive list of 152 ‘Intended procedures’. From 2016–17, data are presented here for the original 15 procedures and the next 10 most common procedures reported for all hospitals, except Children’s hospitals, combined. For Children’s hospitals the next 10 most common for those hospitals are presented. Data for all intended procedures are available in the Excel download.

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for arthroscopy (keyhole surgery on a joint) at this hospital.

Surgery for arthroscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for arthroscopy was 34 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 83 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 38 34 days 83 days
2016–17 40 23 days 81 days

Surgery for arthroscopy: 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 38 NP 0.9%
2016–17 40 NP 2.7%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for breast lump surgery (removal and/or biopsy) at this hospital.

Surgery for breast lump: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for breast lump surgery was 11 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 15 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 21 11 days 15 days
2016–17 25 10 days 15 days

Surgery for breast lump: 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 21 NP 0.2%
2016–17 25 NP 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cataract extraction at this hospital.

Surgery for cataract extraction: 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 232 days

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

Surgery for cataract extraction: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 5.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 21 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 139 21 days 49 days
2016–17 166 18 days 48 days
2015–16 139 18 days 52 days
2014–15 139 23 days 53 days
2013–14 148 26 days 50 days
2012–13 155 26 days 58 days
2011–12 148 28 days 57 days

Surgery for cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 139 0.0% 0.3%
2016–17 166 0.0% 0.8%
2015–16 139 0.0% 1.3%
2014–15 139 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 148 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 155 0.6% 3.4%
2011–12 148 0.0% 2.4%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for colectomy (removing all or part of the colon) at this hospital.

Surgery for colectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for colectomy was 10 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 18 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 16 10 days 18 days
2016–17 21 11 days 19 days

Surgery for colectomy: 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 16 NP 0.4%
2016–17 21 NP 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cystoscopy (inspection of the urinary bladder) at this hospital.

Surgery for cystoscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cystoscopy was 24 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 24 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 345 24 days 24 days
2016–17 335 27 days 23 days
2015–16 299 20 days 25 days
2014–15 298 26 days 24 days
2013–14 324 25 days 23 days
2012–13 268 20 days 25 days
2011–12 280 21 days 28 days

Surgery for cystoscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cystoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 345 0.0% 0.2%
2016–17 335 0.0% 0.2%
2015–16 299 0.0% 0.6%
2014–15 298 0.0% 0.9%
2013–14 324 0.0% 0.4%
2012–13 268 0.0% 0.7%
2011–12 280 0.0% 0.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for haemorrhoidectomy (haemorrhoid removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 23 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 23 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 25 23 days 23 days
2016–17 36 54 days 36 days
2015–16 20 31 days 67 days
2014–15 8 NP 67 days
2013–14 11 112 days 64 days
2012–13 9 NP 68 days
2011–12 9 NP 60 days

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

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: 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 25 NP 0.6%
2016–17 36 NP 1.0%
2015–16 20 NP 4.4%
2014–15 8 NP 1.6%
2013–14 11 NP 3.2%
2012–13 9 NP 6.3%
2011–12 9 NP 3.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for herniorrhaphy (hernia repair) at this hospital.

Surgery for herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for herniorrhaphy was 53 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 87 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 55 53 days 87 days
2016–17 68 48 days 85 days

Surgery for herniorrhaphy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 1.8% of patients waited longer than 365 days for herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 55 1.8% 1.6%
2016–17 68 0.0% 2.4%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for hysterectomy at this hospital.

Surgery for hysterectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for hysterectomy was 40 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 74 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 45 40 days 74 days
2016–17 57 68 days 71 days
2015–16 56 53 days 70 days
2014–15 51 28 days 74 days
2013–14 57 35 days 68 days
2012–13 49 48 days 65 days
2011–12 51 69 days 66 days

Surgery for hysterectomy: 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 45 NP 0.3%
2016–17 57 0.0% 0.9%
2015–16 56 0.0% 2.7%
2014–15 51 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 57 0.0% 1.1%
2012–13 49 NP 1.8%
2011–12 51 2.0% 3.3%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for hysteroscopy (inspection of the uterine cavity) at this hospital.

Surgery for hysteroscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for hysteroscopy was 7 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 25 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 183 7 days 25 days
2016–17 130 7 days 24 days

Surgery for hysteroscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysteroscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 183 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 130 0.0% 0.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for inguinal herniorrhaphy (repairing groin hernia) at this hospital.

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 49 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 79 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 158 49 days 79 days
2016–17 177 47 days 77 days
2015–16 180 43 days 68 days
2014–15 148 27 days 68 days
2013–14 194 44 days 69 days
2012–13 143 81 days 75 days
2011–12 135 75 days 67 days

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 1.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 158 1.3% 1.6%
2016–17 177 0.0% 1.8%
2015–16 180 0.0% 3.3%
2014–15 148 0.0% 4.7%
2013–14 194 0.5% 4.0%
2012–13 143 0.7% 6.6%
2011–12 135 1.5% 4.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for myringoplasty (repairing ear perforation) at this hospital.

Surgery for myringoplasty: 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 6 NP 162 days
2016–17 <5 NP 202 days
2015–16 5 NP 109 days
2014–15 7 NP 85 days
2013–14 6 NP 111 days
2012–13 11 54 days 105 days
2011–12 8 NP 89 days

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

Surgery for myringoplasty: 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 6 NP 7.9%
2016–17 <5 NP 7.1%
2015–16 5 NP 5.9%
2014–15 7 NP 6.2%
2013–14 6 NP 14.3%
2012–13 11 NP 4.2%
2011–12 8 NP 5.5%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for myringotomy (eardrum incision) at this hospital.

Surgery for myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 31 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 62 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 26 31 days 62 days
2016–17 23 51 days 56 days
2015–16 22 80 days 42 days
2014–15 17 105 days 46 days
2013–14 30 51 days 51 days
2012–13 28 47 days 43 days
2011–12 38 27 days 47 days

Surgery for myringotomy: 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 1.5%
2016–17 23 NP 1.7%
2015–16 22 NP 1.1%
2014–15 17 NP 1.4%
2013–14 30 NP 1.4%
2012–13 28 NP 0.3%
2011–12 38 NP 0.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for ovarian cystectomy (ovary removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for ovary removal: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for ovary removal was 29 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 45 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 50 29 days 45 days
2016–17 44 32 days 47 days

Surgery for ovary removal: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for ovary removal at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.0%.

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 50 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 44 NP 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for prostatectomy (removing all or part of the prostate gland) at this hospital.

Surgery for prostatectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for prostatectomy was 28 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 41 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 40 28 days 41 days
2016–17 52 20 days 41 days
2015–16 41 15 days 50 days
2014–15 29 20 days 48 days
2013–14 32 30 days 50 days
2012–13 55 19 days 49 days
2011–12 68 34 days 55 days

Surgery for prostatectomy: 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 40 NP 0.8%
2016–17 52 0.0% 0.3%
2015–16 41 NP 0.9%
2014–15 29 NP 0.9%
2013–14 32 NP 0.3%
2012–13 55 0.0% 1.7%
2011–12 68 0.0% 1.3%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for septoplasty (straightening of the nasal septum) at this hospital.

Surgery for septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 190 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 258 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 25 190 days 258 days
2016–17 21 191 days 253 days
2015–16 17 218 days 249 days
2014–15 35 303 days 166 days
2013–14 37 167 days 161 days
2012–13 31 136 days 228 days
2011–12 35 108 days 148 days

Surgery for septoplasty: 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 25 NP 9.3%
2016–17 21 NP 7.0%
2015–16 17 NP 10.4%
2014–15 35 NP 8.5%
2013–14 37 NP 8.2%
2012–13 31 NP 20.5%
2011–12 35 NP 10.8%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for removal of skin lesion at this hospital.

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for removal of skin lesion was 14 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 22 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 293 14 days 22 days
2016–17 243 15 days 24 days

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for removal of skin lesion at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 293 0.0% 0.3%
2016–17 243 0.0% 0.2%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for tonsillectomy (removing the tonsils) at this hospital.

Surgery for tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 190 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 175 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 97 190 days 175 days
2016–17 48 136 days 154 days
2015–16 95 162 days 160 days
2014–15 76 132 days 95 days
2013–14 94 51 days 85 days
2012–13 104 79 days 107 days
2011–12 90 51 days 90 days

Surgery for tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.0%.

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 97 0.0% 3.0%
2016–17 48 NP 5.1%
2015–16 95 0.0% 4.5%
2014–15 76 0.0% 3.7%
2013–14 94 1.1% 2.6%
2012–13 104 1.0% 5.4%
2011–12 90 0.0% 4.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for total hip replacement at this hospital.

Surgery for total hip replacement: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for total hip replacement was 71 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 162 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 76 71 days 162 days
2016–17 65 54 days 167 days
2015–16 79 69 days 177 days
2014–15 90 107 days 149 days
2013–14 91 88 days 133 days
2012–13 76 109 days 138 days
2011–12 71 57 days 145 days

Surgery for total hip replacement: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total hip replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 6.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 76 0.0% 6.1%
2016–17 65 0.0% 7.3%
2015–16 79 0.0% 8.3%
2014–15 90 0.0% 9.7%
2013–14 91 2.2% 8.6%
2012–13 76 0.0% 12.1%
2011–12 71 0.0% 10.9%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for total knee replacement at this hospital.

Surgery for total knee replacement: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for total knee replacement was 50 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 273 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 123 50 days 273 days
2016–17 90 57 days 291 days
2015–16 82 92 days 282 days
2014–15 104 117 days 281 days
2013–14 113 114 days 279 days
2012–13 118 132 days 276 days
2011–12 107 83 days 260 days

Surgery for total knee replacement: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total knee replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 123 0.0% 8.2%
2016–17 90 0.0% 10.8%
2015–16 82 2.4% 12.7%
2014–15 104 0.0% 11.2%
2013–14 113 4.4% 12.9%
2012–13 118 2.5% 17.6%
2011–12 107 0.0% 15.4%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for varicose veins treatment at this hospital.

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: 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 8 NP 89 days
2016–17 5 NP 88 days
2015–16 7 NP 152 days
2014–15 8 NP 121 days
2013–14 21 196 days 154 days
2012–13 21 291 days 114 days
2011–12 20 143 days 116 days

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

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: 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 8 NP 2.1%
2016–17 5 NP 2.6%
2015–16 7 NP 3.6%
2014–15 8 NP 7.4%
2013–14 21 NP 6.5%
2012–13 21 NP 7.6%
2011–12 20 NP 7.2%