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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
2017–18 548 100% 99%
2016–17 520 100% 99%
2015–16 498 100% 100%
2014–15 485 100% 100%
2013–14 436 100% 99%
2012–13 437 100% 98%
2011–12 452 100% 98%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 135 100% 99%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 109 100% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 151 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 153 100% 100%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 145 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 118 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 132 100% 100%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 125 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 126 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 107 100% 100%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 120 100% 100%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 145 100% 100%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 135 100% 100%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 115 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 114 100% 100%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 121 100% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 105 100% 100%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 108 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 106 100% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 117 100% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 122 100% 99%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 95 100% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 107 100% 98%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 113 100% 99%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 108 100% 98%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 103 100% 98%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 114 100% 98%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 127 100% 98%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 100% 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
2017–18 953 100% 93%
2016–17 955 100% 95%
2015–16 1,027 100% 94%
2014–15 1,149 100% 92%
2013–14 1,222 100% 86%
2012–13 1,282 100% 85%
2011–12 1,276 100% 87%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 240 99% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 262 100% 90%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 230 100% 94%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 221 100% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 204 100% 94%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 264 100% 93%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 216 100% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 271 100% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 253 100% 94%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 244 100% 93%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 253 100% 94%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 277 100% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 283 100% 92%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 267 100% 91%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 302 100% 93%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 297 100% 92%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 300 100% 87%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 317 100% 85%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 294 100% 87%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 311 100% 87%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 296 100% 83%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 293 100% 83%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 321 100% 87%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 372 100% 88%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 351 100% 85%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 252 100% 83%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 324 100% 90%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 349 100% 90%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 100% 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
2017–18 616 100% 99%
2016–17 674 100% 99%
2015–16 747 100% 99%
2014–15 595 100% 99%
2013–14 638 100% 98%
2012–13 644 100% 97%
2011–12 623 100% 95%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 179 100% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 139 99% 98%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 155 99% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 143 100% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 172 99% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 156 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 169 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 177 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 192 99% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 195 99% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 179 100% 99%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 181 100% 99%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 150 99% 99%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 163 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 131 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 151 100% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 149 100% 98%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 147 100% 98%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 173 100% 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 169 100% 97%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 203 100% 96%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 115 100% 97%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 168 100% 97%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 158 100% 97%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 142 100% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 168 100% 94%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 124 100% 94%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 189 100% 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 15 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 12 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 548 15 days 12 days
2016–17 520 15 days 12 days
2015–16 498 14 days 12 days
2014–15 485 15 days 12 days
2013–14 436 15 days 12 days
2012–13 437 14 days 12 days
2011–12 452 12 days 12 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 135 16 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 109 14 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 151 14 days 12 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 153 15 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 145 16 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 118 14 days 12 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 132 14 days 13 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 125 15 days 12 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 126 15 days 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 107 13 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 120 13 days 12 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 145 13 days 12 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 135 15 days 13 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 115 15 days 12 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 114 14 days 12 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 121 16 days 11 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 105 16 days 12 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 108 15 days 12 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 106 14 days 12 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 117 15 days 11 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 122 12 days 12 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 95 16 days 12 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 107 14 days 12 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 113 13 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 108 11 days 12 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 103 11 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 114 12 days 11 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 127 14 days 12 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 43 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 46 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 953 43 days 46 days
2016–17 955 40 days 43 days
2015–16 1,027 43 days 43 days
2014–15 1,149 46 days 47 days
2013–14 1,222 39 days 48 days
2012–13 1,282 42 days 49 days
2011–12 1,276 38 days 48 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 240 46 days 47 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 262 46 days 51 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 230 40 days 45 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 221 41 days 42 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 204 36 days 43 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 264 38 days 49 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 216 44 days 43 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 271 43 days 41 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 253 41 days 42 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 244 46 days 46 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 253 42 days 44 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 277 42 days 43 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 283 42 days 44 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 267 48 days 51 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 302 49 days 46 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 297 43 days 46 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 300 39 days 49 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 317 43 days 50 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 294 33 days 44 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 311 39 days 45 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 296 40 days 49 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 293 44 days 53 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 321 39 days 48 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 372 43 days 47 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 351 36 days 49 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 252 38 days 54 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 324 38 days 46 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 349 40 days 46 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 192 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 163 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 616 192 days 163 days
2016–17 674 152 days 143 days
2015–16 747 138 days 126 days
2014–15 595 124 days 119 days
2013–14 638 95 days 111 days
2012–13 644 110 days 122 days
2011–12 623 102 days 127 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 179 184 days 196 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 139 202 days 177 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 155 182 days 147 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 143 198 days 143 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 172 175 days 159 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 156 162 days 153 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 169 144 days 133 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 177 131 days 130 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 192 156 days 151 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 195 142 days 133 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 179 137 days 114 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 181 128 days 111 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 150 155 days 132 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 163 149 days 117 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 131 121 days 110 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 151 99 days 117 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 149 109 days 115 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 147 100 days 119 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 173 79 days 102 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 169 100 days 104 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 203 126 days 119 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 115 116 days 128 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 168 86 days 119 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 158 107 days 122 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 142 76 days 127 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 168 113 days 131 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 124 122 days 130 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 189 102 days 121 days