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Urological

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. It also shows the median waiting time for cystoscopy, prostatectomy, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for those procedures.

Surgery by urological surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 21 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 24 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 2,824 21 days 24 days
2014–15 2,369 22 days 23 days
2013–14 2,176 25 days 25 days
2012–13 1,888 22 days 25 days
2011–12 2,105 20 days 25 days

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

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 2,824 0.0% 0.5%
2014–15 2,369 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 2,176 0.7% 0.8%
2012–13 1,888 1.1% 0.7%
2011–12 2,105 0.6% 0.8%

Cystoscopy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for cystoscopy was 20 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 22 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 1,910 20 days 22 days
2014–15 1,552 22 days 22 days
2013–14 1,499 25 days 23 days
2012–13 1,336 23 days 23 days
2011–12 1,416 19 days 22 days

Cystoscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cystoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 1,910 0.0% 0.4%
2014–15 1,552 0.1% 0.3%
2013–14 1,499 0.7% 0.6%
2012–13 1,336 0.4% 0.6%
2011–12 1,416 0.1% 0.7%

Prostatectomy: median waiting times

In 2015–16, the median waiting time for prostatectomy was 25 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 35 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 231 25 days 35 days
2014–15 204 25 days 35 days
2013–14 194 35 days 41 days
2012–13 153 22 days 33 days
2011–12 226 27 days 36 days

Prostatectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for prostatectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.9%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2015–16 231 0.0% 0.9%
2014–15 204 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 194 0.0% 1.4%
2012–13 153 0.0% 1.5%
2011–12 226 0.0% 1.6%

Prostate removal is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland, most commonly performed through the urethra. The data presented here relate to men who stayed one or more nights for transurethral prostate removal without complications.

Prostate removal: average length of stay

In 2013–14, there were a total of 98 stays for prostate removal, of which 100% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 98 1.8 days 2.4 days 178
2012–13 51 2.2 days 2.6 days 111
2011–12 105 1.8 days 2.6 days 189
2010–11 126 1.8 days 2.5 days 229
2009–10 132 2.2 days 2.7 days 289