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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.

Cardio-thoracic surgery is performed on the organs inside the chest, in particular, the heart and lungs.

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

Surgery by cardio-thoracic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by cardio-thoracic surgeons was 22 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 413 22 days Not peered
2016–17 425 20 days Not peered
2015–16 511 26 days 16 days
2014–15 452 27 days 16 days
2013–14 413 28 days 18 days
2012–13 453 25 days 17 days
2011–12 447 26 days 16 days

Surgery by cardio-thoracic 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 cardio-thoracic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 413 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 425 0.2% Not peered
2015–16 511 0.4% 0.1%
2014–15 452 0.2% 0.1%
2013–14 413 0.7% 0.1%
2012–13 453 0.9% 0.2%
2011–12 447 0.7% 0.1%

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 80 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,227 80 days Not peered
2016–17 1,178 78 days Not peered
2015–16 1,139 112 days 67 days
2014–15 935 128 days 57 days
2013–14 822 143 days 57 days
2012–13 675 117 days 53 days
2011–12 779 98 days 51 days

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

In 2017–18, 5.8% 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 1,227 5.8% Not peered
2016–17 1,178 1.2% Not peered
2015–16 1,139 11.8% 5.0%
2014–15 935 20.9% 4.7%
2013–14 822 24.6% 5.8%
2012–13 675 6.2% 7.3%
2011–12 779 3.7% 7.0%

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 43 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 938 43 days Not peered
2016–17 752 52 days Not peered
2015–16 714 57 days 75 days
2014–15 709 66 days 70 days
2013–14 687 38 days 63 days
2012–13 726 31 days 62 days
2011–12 849 82 days 62 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
2017–18 938 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 752 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 714 0.1% 1.6%
2014–15 709 0.4% 1.4%
2013–14 687 0.0% 2.8%
2012–13 726 0.0% 4.2%
2011–12 849 0.0% 6.5%

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 48 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 2,549 48 days Not peered
2016–17 2,673 38 days Not peered
2015–16 2,532 34 days 28 days
2014–15 2,402 40 days 26 days
2013–14 2,479 51 days 28 days
2012–13 2,234 69 days 27 days
2011–12 2,149 58 days 28 days

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

In 2017–18, 1.5% 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 2,549 1.5% Not peered
2016–17 2,673 0.6% Not peered
2015–16 2,532 1.1% 2.2%
2014–15 2,402 4.1% 1.6%
2013–14 2,479 7.2% 2.5%
2012–13 2,234 6.4% 3.1%
2011–12 2,149 3.2% 2.7%

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 4 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 11 4 days Not peered
2016–17 9 NP Not peered
2015–16 12 29 days 27 days
2014–15 9 NP 26 days
2013–14 9 NP 27 days
2012–13 26 38 days 28 days
2011–12 17 10 days 27 days

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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

In all years 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.
2017–18 11 NP Not peered
2016–17 9 NP Not peered
2015–16 12 NP 1.8%
2014–15 9 NP 0.9%
2013–14 9 NP 1.1%
2012–13 26 NP 1.9%
2011–12 17 NP 1.3%

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 41 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 456 41 days Not peered
2016–17 474 38 days Not peered
2015–16 479 35 days 35 days
2014–15 430 33 days 30 days
2013–14 485 27 days 31 days
2012–13 469 43 days 31 days
2011–12 405 55 days 32 days

Surgery by neurosurgeons: 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 neurosurgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 456 0.4% Not peered
2016–17 474 0.2% Not peered
2015–16 479 0.0% 1.4%
2014–15 430 0.9% 1.0%
2013–14 485 3.5% 3.6%
2012–13 469 1.3% 3.0%
2011–12 405 1.0% 3.0%

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 59 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,651 59 days Not peered
2016–17 1,589 48 days Not peered
2015–16 1,670 82 days 51 days
2014–15 1,528 98 days 52 days
2013–14 1,573 108 days 53 days
2012–13 1,262 122 days 48 days
2011–12 1,324 106 days 47 days

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

In 2017–18, 3.2% 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 1,651 3.2% Not peered
2016–17 1,589 5.5% Not peered
2015–16 1,670 8.6% 3.7%
2014–15 1,528 12.6% 3.2%
2013–14 1,573 15.1% 6.6%
2012–13 1,262 10.7% 6.7%
2011–12 1,324 8.0% 5.3%

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 20 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,747 20 days Not peered
2016–17 1,686 19 days Not peered
2015–16 1,560 27 days 27 days
2014–15 1,644 27 days 22 days
2013–14 1,533 28 days 22 days
2012–13 1,480 28 days 21 days
2011–12 1,531 23 days 23 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.8% 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 1,747 0.8% Not peered
2016–17 1,686 2.3% Not peered
2015–16 1,560 3.1% 2.4%
2014–15 1,644 1.7% 1.9%
2013–14 1,533 1.6% 2.6%
2012–13 1,480 2.8% 1.8%
2011–12 1,531 3.1% 2.2%

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 21 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 3,789 21 days Not peered
2016–17 3,684 21 days Not peered
2015–16 3,170 21 days 27 days
2014–15 2,945 20 days 25 days
2013–14 3,153 17 days 26 days
2012–13 2,816 21 days 26 days
2011–12 2,799 21 days 27 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.1% 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 3,789 0.1% Not peered
2016–17 3,684 0.1% Not peered
2015–16 3,170 0.0% 0.9%
2014–15 2,945 0.0% 0.7%
2013–14 3,153 0.5% 1.1%
2012–13 2,816 0.9% 1.4%
2011–12 2,799 0.3% 1.3%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 23 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 308 23 days Not peered
2016–17 340 50 days Not peered
2015–16 329 64 days 20 days
2014–15 272 25 days 18 days
2013–14 306 28 days 18 days
2012–13 296 46 days 18 days
2011–12 325 31 days 17 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.6% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 308 0.6% Not peered
2016–17 340 3.5% Not peered
2015–16 329 9.1% 0.7%
2014–15 272 4.0% 0.7%
2013–14 306 2.3% 1.0%
2012–13 296 4.1% 0.9%
2011–12 325 0.6% 0.7%