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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.

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 96 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,529 96 days Not peered
2016–17 1,788 73 days Not peered
2015–16 1,906 112 days 99 days
2014–15 1,936 147 days 119 days
2013–14 1,807 141 days 113 days
2012–13 1,505 116 days 104 days
2011–12 1,444 94 days 95 days

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

In 2017–18, 3.3% 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 1,529 3.3% Not peered
2016–17 1,788 0.4% Not peered
2015–16 1,906 1.3% 0.6%
2014–15 1,936 5.7% 2.5%
2013–14 1,807 3.8% 3.1%
2012–13 1,505 1.7% 3.6%
2011–12 1,444 0.7% 4.6%

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 40 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,348 40 days Not peered
2016–17 1,388 35 days Not peered
2015–16 1,656 30 days 33 days
2014–15 1,422 34 days 35 days
2013–14 1,430 50 days 35 days
2012–13 1,073 76 days 41 days
2011–12 1,026 51 days 47 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 1,348 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 1,388 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 1,656 0.1% 0.2%
2014–15 1,422 0.4% 0.2%
2013–14 1,430 0.7% 0.4%
2012–13 1,073 1.1% 0.8%
2011–12 1,026 0.1% 2.3%

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 40 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 757 40 days Not peered
2016–17 837 35 days Not peered
2015–16 814 34 days 29 days
2014–15 775 61 days 35 days
2013–14 862 105 days 33 days
2012–13 722 150 days 35 days
2011–12 650 55 days 37 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.4% 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
2017–18 757 0.4% Not peered
2016–17 837 0.4% Not peered
2015–16 814 0.9% 0.1%
2014–15 775 4.1% 0.4%
2013–14 862 2.9% 0.5%
2012–13 722 6.8% 0.7%
2011–12 650 5.5% 0.3%

Neurosurgery is surgery on the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Common procedures include removing tumours and blood clots in the brain and spinal cord, treatment of head or spinal injuries, repairing malformed blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord, repairing damaged nerves, and surgical treatment of diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by neurosurgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by neurosurgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by neurosurgeons was 60 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 142 60 days Not peered
2016–17 169 50 days Not peered
2015–16 149 57 days Not peered
2014–15 157 38 days Not peered
2013–14 147 47 days Not peered
2012–13 125 48 days Not peered
2011–12 156 41 days Not peered

Surgery by neurosurgeons: 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 neurosurgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 142 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 169 0.6% Not peered
2015–16 149 1.3% Not peered
2014–15 157 0.0% Not peered
2013–14 147 2.0% Not peered
2012–13 125 0.0% Not peered
2011–12 156 0.0% Not peered

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 22 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 459 22 days Not peered
2016–17 393 19 days Not peered
2015–16 262 21 days 38 days
2014–15 212 20 days 33 days
2013–14 168 23 days 35 days
2012–13 215 20 days 29 days
2011–12 310 45 days 30 days

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

In 2017–18, 3.9% 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
2017–18 459 3.9% Not peered
2016–17 393 7.4% Not peered
2015–16 262 10.3% 1.1%
2014–15 212 5.2% 1.7%
2013–14 168 12.5% 2.1%
2012–13 215 13.0% 1.9%
2011–12 310 21.0% 5.0%

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 19 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,965 19 days Not peered
2016–17 2,134 22 days Not peered
2015–16 1,824 21 days 21 days
2014–15 1,835 21 days 20 days
2013–14 1,950 24 days 20 days
2012–13 1,755 21 days 19 days
2011–12 1,667 23 days 23 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.2% 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 1,965 0.2% Not peered
2016–17 2,134 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 1,824 0.1% 0.1%
2014–15 1,835 0.1% 0.3%
2013–14 1,950 0.5% 0.6%
2012–13 1,755 0.5% 0.3%
2011–12 1,667 0.1% 0.2%

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 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 227 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 114 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2015–16 30 227 days 114 days
2014–15 61 618 days 84 days
2013–14 16 187 days 56 days
2012–13 69 633 days 75 days
2011–12 155 459 days 113 days

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

In 2015–16 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.
2015–16 30 NP 2.6%
2014–15 61 67.2% 11.4%
2013–14 16 NP 1.8%
2012–13 69 65.2% 8.5%
2011–12 155 59.4% 17.0%