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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 93%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 4,047 100% 93%
2016–17 4,230 100% 95%
2015–16 3,834 100% 96%
2014–15 3,821 100% 96%
2013–14 3,677 100% 96%
2012–13 3,266 100% 93%
2011–12 3,461 100% 90%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 1,026 100% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 926 100% 93%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 1,065 100% 94%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 1,030 100% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 1,060 100% 95%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 1,044 100% 95%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 1,062 100% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 1,064 100% 95%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 1,027 100% 95%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 870 100% 95%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 974 100% 96%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 963 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 925 100% 95%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 901 100% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 1,007 100% 97%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 988 100% 97%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 1,006 100% 97%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 854 100% 95%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 967 100% 96%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 850 100% 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 822 100% 95%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 752 100% 93%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 842 100% 94%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 850 100% 92%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 853 100% 90%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 798 100% 89%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 884 100% 91%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 926 100% 90%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 78% 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 5,571 78% 85%
2016–17 5,570 76% 85%
2015–16 5,297 71% 84%
2014–15 4,764 67% 85%
2013–14 4,867 63% 80%
2012–13 4,776 57% 77%
2011–12 4,649 63% 76%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 1,584 78% 84%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 1,326 71% 81%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 1,308 81% 86%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 1,353 83% 87%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 1,579 74% 83%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 1,317 73% 82%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 1,292 77% 86%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 1,382 81% 88%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 1,587 80% 84%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 1,260 65% 81%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 1,197 67% 84%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 1,253 70% 85%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 1,227 63% 84%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 1,151 62% 83%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 1,133 70% 87%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 1,253 74% 86%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 1,189 69% 83%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 1,086 63% 78%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 1,284 64% 80%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 1,308 55% 80%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 1,145 51% 79%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 1,208 56% 76%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 1,139 62% 78%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 1,284 59% 77%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 1,139 59% 75%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 1,172 59% 72%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 1,176 62% 78%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 1,162 73% 79%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 95% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 91%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 3,471 95% 91%
2016–17 3,010 95% 93%
2015–16 2,985 88% 93%
2014–15 2,741 83% 94%
2013–14 2,916 80% 91%
2012–13 2,395 85% 89%
2011–12 2,515 92% 89%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 1,223 95% 90%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 762 93% 89%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 696 96% 92%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 790 97% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 897 94% 92%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 647 96% 94%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 700 96% 94%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 766 96% 94%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 878 92% 92%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 749 86% 93%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 673 86% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 685 86% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 672 84% 93%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 626 81% 95%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 653 84% 95%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 790 82% 94%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 825 80% 92%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 677 79% 92%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 625 82% 91%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 789 80% 91%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 666 81% 89%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 514 84% 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 572 88% 87%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 643 88% 90%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 707 91% 87%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 607 91% 88%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 542 90% 89%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 659 94% 91%

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 12 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 4,047 12 days 12 days
2016–17 4,230 12 days 11 days
2015–16 3,834 12 days 10 days
2014–15 3,821 12 days 10 days
2013–14 3,677 12 days 10 days
2012–13 3,266 12 days 10 days
2011–12 3,461 12 days 11 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 1,026 12 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 926 11 days 12 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 1,065 13 days 12 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 1,030 11 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 1,060 13 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 1,044 13 days 11 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 1,062 13 days 11 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 1,064 11 days 11 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 1,027 13 days 11 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 870 12 days 10 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 974 12 days 10 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 963 12 days 10 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 925 13 days 11 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 901 13 days 10 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 1,007 12 days 10 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 988 12 days 10 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 1,006 11 days 10 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 854 12 days 10 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 967 12 days 10 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 850 13 days 10 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 822 12 days 10 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 752 11 days 9 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 842 12 days 10 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 850 12 days 11 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 853 13 days 11 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 798 13 days 11 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 884 11 days 10 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 926 12 days 10 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 51 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 5,571 51 days 51 days
2016–17 5,570 54 days 49 days
2015–16 5,297 58 days 49 days
2014–15 4,764 62 days 47 days
2013–14 4,867 67 days 49 days
2012–13 4,776 75 days 50 days
2011–12 4,649 69 days 50 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 1,584 51 days 51 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 1,326 62 days 57 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 1,308 49 days 50 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 1,353 43 days 48 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 1,579 61 days 50 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 1,317 62 days 54 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 1,292 50 days 47 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 1,382 42 days 45 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 1,587 49 days 49 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 1,260 66 days 52 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 1,197 62 days 48 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 1,253 59 days 47 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 1,227 72 days 48 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 1,151 70 days 50 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 1,133 60 days 44 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 1,253 48 days 43 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 1,189 56 days 47 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 1,086 65 days 53 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 1,284 64 days 49 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 1,308 81 days 46 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 1,145 89 days 49 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 1,208 77 days 54 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 1,139 65 days 49 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 1,284 69 days 49 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 1,139 70 days 52 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 1,172 76 days 57 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 1,176 69 days 48 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 1,162 58 days 47 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 70 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 3,471 70 days 163 days
2016–17 3,010 81 days 153 days
2015–16 2,985 99 days 152 days
2014–15 2,741 102 days 143 days
2013–14 2,916 96 days 128 days
2012–13 2,395 98 days 140 days
2011–12 2,515 111 days 134 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 1,223 72 days 186 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 762 72 days 169 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 696 67 days 148 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 790 65 days 147 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 897 93 days 167 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 647 82 days 155 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 700 56 days 143 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 766 75 days 145 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 878 104 days 161 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 749 101 days 149 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 673 93 days 149 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 685 104 days 147 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 672 112 days 163 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 626 112 days 149 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 653 91 days 134 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 790 84 days 131 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 825 88 days 127 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 677 104 days 133 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 625 74 days 123 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 789 123 days 131 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 666 140 days 143 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 514 117 days 137 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 572 74 days 143 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 643 92 days 140 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 707 104 days 145 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 607 118 days 136 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 542 118 days 126 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 659 104 days 129 days