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Maroondah Hospital [East Ringwood]

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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.

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 75 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 873 75 days Not peered
2016–17 286 18 days Not peered
2015–16 30 6 days 76 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 873 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 286 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 30 NP 1.7%

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 20 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,365 20 days Not peered
2016–17 1,300 19 days Not peered
2015–16 1,282 21 days 33 days
2014–15 1,491 23 days 33 days
2013–14 1,575 24 days 35 days
2012–13 1,266 34 days 35 days
2011–12 1,280 27 days 35 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 1,365 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 1,300 0.2% Not peered
2015–16 1,282 0.5% 0.7%
2014–15 1,491 0.5% 0.6%
2013–14 1,575 1.0% 1.0%
2012–13 1,266 0.9% 1.6%
2011–12 1,280 0.0% 1.7%

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 40 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 769 40 days Not peered
2016–17 991 46 days Not peered
2015–16 957 60 days 65 days
2014–15 958 49 days 62 days
2013–14 1,167 52 days 70 days
2012–13 1,146 54 days 72 days
2011–12 1,019 28 days 68 days

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

In 2017–18, 2.9% 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
2017–18 769 2.9% Not peered
2016–17 991 5.0% Not peered
2015–16 957 12.4% 3.9%
2014–15 958 5.3% 2.8%
2013–14 1,167 2.6% 5.1%
2012–13 1,146 1.1% 5.4%
2011–12 1,019 0.3% 5.7%

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 14 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,432 14 days Not peered
2016–17 1,426 13 days Not peered
2015–16 1,708 5 days 19 days
2014–15 1,548 7 days 16 days
2013–14 1,473 16 days 23 days
2012–13 1,069 7 days 22 days
2011–12 1,234 5 days 19 days

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

In 2017–18, 1.4% 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
2017–18 1,432 1.4% Not peered
2016–17 1,426 1.5% Not peered
2015–16 1,708 1.6% 1.9%
2014–15 1,548 1.7% 1.5%
2013–14 1,473 5.4% 3.6%
2012–13 1,069 0.9% 3.2%
2011–12 1,234 0.4% 2.1%

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 9 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 452 9 days Not peered
2016–17 405 8 days Not peered
2015–16 291 13 days 24 days
2014–15 341 15 days 23 days
2013–14 352 16 days 25 days
2012–13 299 15 days 25 days
2011–12 208 15 days 25 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
2017–18 452 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 405 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 291 0.3% 0.5%
2014–15 341 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 352 0.0% 0.8%
2012–13 299 0.3% 0.7%
2011–12 208 0.0% 0.8%