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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 2014–15 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2014–15 7 NP 119 days

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

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

In 2014–15 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.
2014–15 7 NP 2.5%

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 all years reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2014–15 <5 NP 35 days
2012–13 <5 NP 41 days

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

Surgery by general 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.
2014–15 <5 NP 0.2%
2012–13 <5 NP 0.8%

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 51 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 926 51 days Not peered
2016–17 895 49 days Not peered
2015–16 976 58 days 29 days
2014–15 893 53 days 35 days
2013–14 925 43 days 33 days
2012–13 1,046 55 days 35 days
2011–12 1,498 52 days 37 days

Surgery by gynaecological 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 gynaecological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 926 0.1% Not peered
2016–17 895 0.1% Not peered
2015–16 976 0.3% 0.1%
2014–15 893 0.1% 0.4%
2013–14 925 0.0% 0.5%
2012–13 1,046 0.0% 0.7%
2011–12 1,498 0.0% 0.3%

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 2014–15 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2014–15 <5 NP 20 days

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

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

In 2014–15 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.
2014–15 <5 NP 0.3%

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by surgeons of specialties not covered in other sections, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by other types of surgeon: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon was 37 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,191 37 days Not peered
2016–17 1,254 34 days Not peered
2015–16 1,296 37 days 27 days
2014–15 1,324 35 days 28 days
2013–14 1,371 35 days 38 days
2012–13 1,313 35 days 37 days
2011–12 853 22 days 23 days

Surgery by other types of surgeon: 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 all other types of surgeon at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 1,191 0.1% Not peered
2016–17 1,254 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 1,296 0.0% 0.0%
2014–15 1,324 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 1,371 0.0% 0.8%
2012–13 1,313 0.0% 0.4%
2011–12 853 0.0% 0.2%