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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 1,097 100% 96%
2016–17 918 100% 97%
2015–16 789 100% 97%
2014–15 749 100% 97%
2013–14 649 100% 97%
2012–13 580 100% 94%
2011–12 553 100% 90%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 262 100% 96%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 242 100% 96%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 290 100% 97%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 303 100% 97%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 304 100% 95%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 202 100% 97%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 194 100% 98%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 218 100% 98%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 216 100% 98%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 154 100% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 195 100% 96%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 224 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 207 100% 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 164 100% 98%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 183 100% 98%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 195 100% 97%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 175 100% 97%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 158 100% 97%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 150 100% 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 166 100% 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 155 100% 95%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 114 100% 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 144 100% 93%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 167 100% 93%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 141 100% 90%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 128 100% 89%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 140 100% 91%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 144 100% 89%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 98% 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 1,964 98% 90%
2016–17 2,072 98% 89%
2015–16 2,060 99% 87%
2014–15 1,868 99% 86%
2013–14 1,640 99% 82%
2012–13 1,502 97% 78%
2011–12 1,514 97% 77%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 539 98% 90%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 435 97% 89%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 444 98% 90%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 546 98% 91%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 518 97% 88%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 524 96% 87%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 512 98% 90%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 518 100% 90%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 543 99% 85%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 512 97% 85%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 476 100% 89%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 529 99% 89%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 510 100% 87%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 425 99% 86%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 478 100% 86%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 455 98% 86%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 396 99% 83%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 362 98% 80%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 433 99% 82%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 449 99% 83%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 417 97% 78%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 309 96% 76%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 402 98% 80%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 374 98% 78%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 381 97% 77%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 312 98% 72%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 405 97% 80%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 416 98% 79%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 96% 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 2,625 96% 96%
2016–17 2,465 97% 93%
2015–16 2,565 99% 92%
2014–15 2,514 99% 92%
2013–14 2,627 100% 92%
2012–13 2,466 99% 90%
2011–12 2,555 99% 89%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 733 96% 95%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 633 95% 96%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 615 95% 96%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 644 95% 97%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 596 96% 93%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 567 97% 93%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 615 99% 92%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 687 98% 94%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 694 99% 90%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 583 99% 94%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 602 100% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 686 99% 92%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 589 99% 92%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 526 99% 93%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 674 100% 91%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 725 100% 93%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 746 100% 93%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 549 99% 91%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 691 99% 90%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 641 100% 92%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 683 99% 92%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 454 100% 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 615 100% 88%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 714 100% 89%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 676 100% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 599 100% 89%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 623 99% 88%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 657 99% 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 13 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 1,097 13 days 14 days
2016–17 918 14 days 13 days
2015–16 789 14 days 13 days
2014–15 749 14 days 13 days
2013–14 649 14 days 13 days
2012–13 580 13 days 14 days
2011–12 553 13 days 14 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 262 13 days 15 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 242 13 days 14 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 290 13 days 14 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 303 13 days 13 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 304 14 days 14 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 202 15 days 14 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 194 14 days 13 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 218 14 days 13 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 216 15 days 14 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 154 15 days 13 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 195 12 days 13 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 224 13 days 13 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 207 15 days 13 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 164 13 days 13 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 183 13 days 13 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 195 15 days 14 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 175 14 days 14 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 158 13 days 13 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 150 13 days 13 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 166 14 days 13 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 155 14 days 14 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 114 13 days 13 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 144 13 days 14 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 167 13 days 14 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 141 14 days 15 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 128 12 days 14 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 140 12 days 14 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 144 14 days 14 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 29 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 1,964 29 days 49 days
2016–17 2,072 38 days 50 days
2015–16 2,060 36 days 52 days
2014–15 1,868 39 days 55 days
2013–14 1,640 36 days 56 days
2012–13 1,502 42 days 57 days
2011–12 1,514 42 days 58 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 539 27 days 49 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 435 37 days 51 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 444 30 days 48 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 546 26 days 47 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 518 37 days 50 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 524 40 days 54 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 512 41 days 48 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 518 34 days 48 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 543 36 days 53 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 512 42 days 56 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 476 34 days 51 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 529 30 days 49 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 510 36 days 53 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 425 40 days 58 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 478 39 days 55 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 455 41 days 54 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 396 39 days 56 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 362 38 days 63 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 433 32 days 54 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 449 36 days 51 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 417 47 days 59 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 309 48 days 59 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 402 39 days 55 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 374 39 days 56 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 381 47 days 59 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 312 51 days 66 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 405 35 days 54 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 416 40 days 55 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 50 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 2,625 50 days 223 days
2016–17 2,465 57 days 229 days
2015–16 2,565 49 days 233 days
2014–15 2,514 48 days 224 days
2013–14 2,627 55 days 230 days
2012–13 2,466 72 days 238 days
2011–12 2,555 93 days 234 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 733 29 days 228 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 633 68 days 228 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 615 48 days 216 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 644 55 days 218 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 596 74 days 239 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 567 66 days 234 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 615 44 days 213 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 687 49 days 225 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 694 47 days 254 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 583 48 days 232 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 602 54 days 218 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 686 53 days 226 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 589 60 days 231 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 526 62 days 224 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 674 36 days 207 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 725 38 days 230 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 746 39 days 226 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 549 81 days 243 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 691 50 days 216 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 641 54 days 232 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 683 64 days 246 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 454 84 days 233 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 615 65 days 231 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 714 84 days 238 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 676 86 days 241 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 599 92 days 237 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 623 91 days 224 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 657 108 days 234 days