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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. 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 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 or 2017–18.

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by cardio-thoracic surgeons was 12 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 46 12 days Not peered
2016–17 82 24 days Not peered
2015–16 68 29 days 27 days
2014–15 79 22 days Not peered
2013–14 25 20 days 13 days

Surgery by cardio-thoracic surgeons: 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 46 NP Not peered
2016–17 82 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 68 0.0% 0.0%
2014–15 79 0.0% Not peered
2013–14 25 NP 0.0%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 65 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 371 65 days Not peered
2016–17 366 92 days Not peered
2015–16 412 133 days 93 days
2014–15 445 80 days 74 days
2013–14 472 56 days 73 days
2012–13 304 72 days 79 days
2011–12 385 139 days 76 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.5% 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
2017–18 371 0.5% Not peered
2016–17 366 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 412 0.0% 4.8%
2014–15 445 0.0% 3.8%
2013–14 472 0.2% 3.8%
2012–13 304 0.0% 5.2%
2011–12 385 0.3% 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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons was 6 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 780 6 days Not peered
2016–17 689 21 days Not peered
2015–16 958 8 days 197 days
2014–15 755 7 days 162 days
2013–14 867 29 days 204 days
2012–13 852 55 days 230 days
2011–12 778 52 days 228 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% 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
2017–18 780 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 689 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 958 0.0% 7.7%
2014–15 755 0.0% 6.2%
2013–14 867 0.2% 9.3%
2012–13 852 0.2% 8.5%
2011–12 778 0.0% 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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 19 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,991 19 days Not peered
2016–17 1,666 26 days Not peered
2015–16 1,519 26 days 29 days
2014–15 1,347 28 days 28 days
2013–14 1,084 26 days 28 days
2012–13 1,056 37 days 30 days
2011–12 1,134 34 days 31 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% 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
2017–18 1,991 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 1,666 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 1,519 0.0% 1.4%
2014–15 1,347 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 1,084 0.1% 1.8%
2012–13 1,056 0.0% 2.7%
2011–12 1,134 0.0% 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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 30 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 470 30 days Not peered
2016–17 521 31 days Not peered
2015–16 470 27 days 39 days
2014–15 532 26 days 42 days
2013–14 620 32 days 40 days
2012–13 561 35 days 36 days
2011–12 569 43 days 37 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% 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
2017–18 470 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 521 0.4% Not peered
2015–16 470 0.0% 1.1%
2014–15 532 0.0% 1.3%
2013–14 620 0.0% 0.6%
2012–13 561 0.0% 1.2%
2011–12 569 0.0% 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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons was 59 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,337 59 days Not peered
2016–17 1,372 57 days Not peered
2015–16 1,299 50 days 92 days
2014–15 1,351 49 days 79 days
2013–14 1,252 63 days 79 days
2012–13 1,166 65 days 79 days
2011–12 1,156 80 days 78 days

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

In 2017–18, 8.5% 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
2017–18 1,337 8.5% Not peered
2016–17 1,372 4.3% Not peered
2015–16 1,299 1.6% 6.6%
2014–15 1,351 1.0% 6.1%
2013–14 1,252 0.6% 6.7%
2012–13 1,166 0.9% 8.0%
2011–12 1,156 1.0% 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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons was 41 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 54 41 days Not peered
2016–17 124 41 days Not peered
2015–16 107 24 days 26 days
2014–15 43 50 days 30 days
2013–14 6 NP 48 days
2012–13 10 162 days 30 days
2011–12 15 175 days 28 days

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

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

In 2017–18, 1.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons at this hospital.

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 54 1.9% Not peered
2016–17 124 4.0% Not peered
2015–16 107 0.9% 5.1%
2014–15 43 NP 4.2%
2013–14 6 NP 5.7%
2012–13 10 NP 3.9%
2011–12 15 NP 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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 28 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 527 28 days Not peered
2016–17 508 25 days Not peered
2015–16 453 23 days 27 days
2014–15 473 24 days 27 days
2013–14 467 21 days 27 days
2012–13 484 25 days 28 days
2011–12 500 34 days 31 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% 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
2017–18 527 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 508 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 453 0.0% 1.5%
2014–15 473 0.0% 1.4%
2013–14 467 0.0% 1.4%
2012–13 484 0.0% 1.5%
2011–12 500 0.2% 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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 16 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 110 16 days Not peered
2016–17 127 32 days Not peered
2015–16 128 39 days 19 days
2014–15 106 34 days 17 days
2013–14 123 57 days 17 days
2012–13 115 59 days 18 days
2011–12 85 18 days 20 days

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

In 2017–18, 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
2017–18 110 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 127 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 128 0.0% 0.5%
2014–15 106 0.0% 1.1%
2013–14 123 0.0% 1.3%
2012–13 115 0.0% 0.8%
2011–12 85 0.0% 0.8%