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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 97%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,795 100% 97%
2016–17 1,771 100% 96%
2015–16 2,027 100% 97%
2014–15 1,983 100% 98%
2013–14 1,667 100% 97%
2012–13 1,661 100% 95%
2011–12 1,767 100% 92%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 522 100% 96%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 412 100% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 438 100% 97%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 423 100% 96%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 472 100% 96%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 472 100% 96%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 420 100% 96%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 407 100% 97%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 537 100% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 455 100% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 511 100% 97%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 524 100% 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 501 100% 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 490 100% 97%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 474 100% 98%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 518 100% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 548 100% 97%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 418 100% 97%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 343 100% 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 358 100% 97%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 380 100% 96%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 409 100% 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 425 100% 94%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 447 100% 94%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 444 100% 92%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 433 100% 92%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 459 100% 93%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 431 100% 92%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 81% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 85%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,927 81% 85%
2016–17 1,977 79% 87%
2015–16 1,920 71% 85%
2014–15 1,957 71% 85%
2013–14 2,338 64% 78%
2012–13 1,858 53% 75%
2011–12 1,762 75% 77%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 587 79% 84%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 434 75% 82%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 448 84% 86%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 458 86% 88%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 617 84% 87%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 455 79% 85%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 426 75% 88%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 479 77% 87%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 477 70% 85%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 414 70% 84%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 501 72% 86%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 528 70% 87%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 507 67% 84%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 432 69% 83%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 475 77% 87%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 543 69% 85%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 509 70% 82%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 643 66% 76%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 615 62% 78%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 571 60% 77%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 521 48% 74%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 367 40% 73%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 465 59% 76%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 505 61% 77%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 464 61% 77%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 316 62% 73%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 469 84% 79%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 513 87% 80%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 98% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 94%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,169 98% 94%
2016–17 660 96% 95%
2015–16 321 91% 95%
2014–15 398 91% 96%
2013–14 562 86% 93%
2012–13 261 93% 91%
2011–12 212 98% 91%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 481 98% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 264 98% 93%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 250 99% 93%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 174 97% 95%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 205 97% 95%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 131 94% 95%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 159 95% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 165 96% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 110 91% 95%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 39 92% 95%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 84 93% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 88 88% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 108 90% 95%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 78 94% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 91 96% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 121 88% 95%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 155 79% 94%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 155 90% 94%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 152 83% 92%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 100 95% 93%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 67 90% 92%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 45 91% 92%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 76 93% 91%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 73 96% 91%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 44 98% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 38 92% 91%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 58 100% 92%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 72 99% 92%

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 7 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 13 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,795 7 days 13 days
2016–17 1,771 7 days 13 days
2015–16 2,027 4 days 11 days
2014–15 1,983 6 days 11 days
2013–14 1,667 7 days 11 days
2012–13 1,661 6 days 12 days
2011–12 1,767 4 days 12 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 522 7 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 412 7 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 438 7 days 13 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 423 6 days 13 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 472 7 days 13 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 472 7 days 13 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 420 7 days 12 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 407 8 days 12 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 537 4 days 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 455 4 days 11 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 511 3 days 11 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 524 5 days 11 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 501 4 days 12 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 490 6 days 11 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 474 7 days 10 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 518 6 days 10 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 548 7 days 11 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 418 5 days 10 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 343 7 days 11 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 358 10 days 12 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 380 8 days 13 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 409 6 days 11 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 425 5 days 12 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 447 6 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 444 6 days 12 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 433 4 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 459 4 days 12 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 431 3 days 12 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 35 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 51 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,927 35 days 51 days
2016–17 1,977 32 days 49 days
2015–16 1,920 45 days 48 days
2014–15 1,957 46 days 49 days
2013–14 2,338 56 days 55 days
2012–13 1,858 84 days 56 days
2011–12 1,762 55 days 53 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 587 29 days 52 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 434 37 days 56 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 448 41 days 51 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 458 33 days 48 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 617 24 days 49 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 455 38 days 53 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 426 41 days 47 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 479 35 days 47 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 477 52 days 49 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 414 46 days 50 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 501 36 days 46 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 528 43 days 48 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 507 49 days 48 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 432 49 days 53 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 475 41 days 48 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 543 44 days 48 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 509 48 days 52 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 643 52 days 60 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 615 66 days 54 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 571 62 days 56 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 521 95 days 57 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 367 105 days 60 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 465 75 days 55 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 505 72 days 55 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 464 72 days 55 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 316 72 days 57 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 469 46 days 50 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 513 44 days 50 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 75 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 134 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,169 75 days 134 days
2016–17 660 30 days 124 days
2015–16 321 61 days 125 days
2014–15 398 56 days 134 days
2013–14 562 86 days 139 days
2012–13 261 162 days 141 days
2011–12 212 56 days 132 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 481 65 days 160 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 264 117 days 148 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 250 117 days 123 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 174 61 days 119 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 205 31 days 138 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 131 48 days 131 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 159 25 days 117 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 165 20 days 114 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 110 41 days 125 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 39 64 days 126 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 84 52 days 125 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 88 75 days 124 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 108 61 days 143 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 78 49 days 137 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 91 48 days 124 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 121 55 days 133 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 155 128 days 132 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 155 41 days 140 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 152 122 days 133 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 100 94 days 145 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 67 152 days 147 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 45 157 days 138 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 76 166 days 139 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 73 151 days 138 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 44 127 days 148 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 38 82 days 133 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 58 44 days 119 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 72 47 days 128 days