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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 99%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,972 100% 99%
2016–17 2,028 100% 99%
2015–16 1,906 100% 100%
2014–15 1,933 100% 100%
2013–14 1,683 100% 99%
2012–13 1,808 100% 98%
2011–12 1,641 100% 98%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 544 100% 99%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 422 100% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 510 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 496 100% 100%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 519 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 472 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 492 100% 100%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 545 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 482 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 444 100% 100%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 439 100% 100%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 541 100% 100%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 518 100% 100%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 457 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 494 100% 100%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 464 100% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 494 100% 100%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 393 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 392 100% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 404 100% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 453 100% 99%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 391 100% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 496 100% 98%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 468 100% 99%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 479 100% 98%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 398 100% 98%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 394 100% 98%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 370 100% 98%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 71% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 93%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 3,628 71% 93%
2016–17 3,948 81% 95%
2015–16 3,914 70% 94%
2014–15 3,702 64% 92%
2013–14 4,113 53% 86%
2012–13 3,129 42% 85%
2011–12 3,141 64% 87%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 950 73% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 943 59% 90%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 842 73% 94%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 893 80% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 1,084 76% 94%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 995 74% 93%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 889 87% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 980 89% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 1,083 74% 94%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 886 69% 93%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 965 69% 94%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 980 68% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 925 60% 92%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 1,030 65% 91%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 844 65% 93%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 903 67% 92%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 1,174 52% 87%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 1,028 55% 85%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 994 55% 87%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 917 51% 87%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 832 43% 83%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 695 36% 83%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 858 43% 87%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 744 45% 88%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 760 49% 85%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 726 54% 83%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 802 74% 90%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 853 76% 90%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 88% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 99%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 600 88% 99%
2016–17 733 95% 99%
2015–16 821 93% 99%
2014–15 763 77% 99%
2013–14 584 82% 98%
2012–13 527 74% 97%
2011–12 626 70% 95%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 174 79% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 128 87% 98%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 130 90% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 168 96% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 150 88% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 167 96% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 179 96% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 237 99% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 256 97% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 182 91% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 168 90% 99%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 215 93% 99%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 239 79% 99%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 181 80% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 139 91% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 204 64% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 166 96% 98%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 104 89% 98%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 140 74% 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 174 70% 97%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 198 77% 96%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 70 56% 97%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 132 75% 97%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 127 76% 97%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 135 76% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 125 57% 94%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 205 80% 94%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 161 63% 95%

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 12 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,972 13 days 12 days
2016–17 2,028 14 days 12 days
2015–16 1,906 14 days 12 days
2014–15 1,933 14 days 12 days
2013–14 1,683 13 days 12 days
2012–13 1,808 13 days 12 days
2011–12 1,641 15 days 12 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 544 14 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 422 11 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 510 12 days 12 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 496 13 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 519 13 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 472 15 days 12 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 492 14 days 13 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 545 13 days 12 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 482 14 days 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 444 15 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 439 13 days 12 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 541 15 days 12 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 518 15 days 13 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 457 14 days 12 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 494 15 days 12 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 464 13 days 11 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 494 14 days 12 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 393 13 days 12 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 392 13 days 12 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 404 12 days 11 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 453 14 days 12 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 391 12 days 12 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 496 12 days 12 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 468 14 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 479 15 days 12 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 398 14 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 394 14 days 11 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 370 16 days 12 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 64 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 46 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 3,628 64 days 46 days
2016–17 3,948 52 days 43 days
2015–16 3,914 60 days 43 days
2014–15 3,702 68 days 47 days
2013–14 4,113 83 days 48 days
2012–13 3,129 105 days 49 days
2011–12 3,141 74 days 48 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 950 62 days 47 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 943 76 days 51 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 842 62 days 45 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 893 52 days 42 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 1,084 55 days 43 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 995 65 days 49 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 889 49 days 43 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 980 42 days 41 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 1,083 55 days 42 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 886 58 days 46 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 965 66 days 44 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 980 62 days 43 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 925 67 days 44 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 1,030 73 days 51 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 844 69 days 46 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 903 53 days 46 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 1,174 86 days 49 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 1,028 80 days 50 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 994 81 days 44 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 917 90 days 45 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 832 103 days 49 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 695 110 days 53 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 858 104 days 48 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 744 103 days 47 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 760 92 days 49 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 726 86 days 54 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 802 67 days 46 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 853 67 days 46 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 208 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 163 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 600 208 days 163 days
2016–17 733 119 days 143 days
2015–16 821 180 days 126 days
2014–15 763 258 days 119 days
2013–14 584 267 days 111 days
2012–13 527 331 days 122 days
2011–12 626 335 days 127 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 174 279 days 196 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 128 112 days 177 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 130 200 days 147 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 168 211 days 143 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 150 174 days 159 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 167 157 days 153 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 179 93 days 133 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 237 106 days 130 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 256 177 days 151 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 182 213 days 133 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 168 157 days 114 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 215 235 days 111 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 239 258 days 132 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 181 158 days 117 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 139 231 days 110 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 204 334 days 117 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 166 176 days 115 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 104 302 days 119 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 140 296 days 102 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 174 335 days 104 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 198 311 days 119 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 70 340 days 128 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 132 333 days 119 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 127 331 days 122 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 135 341 days 127 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 125 341 days 131 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 205 309 days 130 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 161 340 days 121 days