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200 to 500 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

Latrobe Regional Hospital [Traralgon]

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Waiting times for care

Cancer surgery

The data presented here are for planned surgery, defined as surgery that can be scheduled by placing the patient on a waiting list. The surgeries included are for the treatment of malignant bowel, breast and lung cancer; these cancers have the ability to progress to more serious disease and spread to surrounding tissue or other organs, if left untreated.

Surgery for malignant bowel cancer: median waiting times

In 2012–13, there were 10–30 patients admitted for surgery for malignant bowel cancer at this hospital. Half of these patients received their surgery within 13 days (median waiting time), compared to this hospital's national peer performance of 16 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average Surgeries within 30 days Surgeries within 45 days
2012–13 10–30 13 days 16 days >=90% 100%
2011–12 10–30 9 days 15 days 100% 100%

Surgery for malignant breast cancer: median waiting times

In 2012–13, there were 55 patients admitted for surgery for malignant breast cancer at this hospital. Half of these patients received their surgery within 10 days (median waiting time), compared to this hospital's national peer performance of 14 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average Surgeries within 30 days Surgeries within 45 days
2012–13 55 10 days 14 days >=90% 100%
2011–12 56 8 days 13 days 100% 100%