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Surgeries & procedures

Cancer surgery

The data presented here are for planned surgery, defined as surgery that can be scheduled by placing the patient on a waiting list. The surgeries included are for the treatment of malignant bowel, breast and lung cancer; these cancers have the ability to progress to more serious disease and spread to surrounding tissue or other organs, if left untreated.

Surgery for malignant bowel cancer: median waiting times

In 2012–13, there were 54 patients admitted for surgery for malignant bowel cancer at this hospital. Half of these patients received their surgery within 12 days (median waiting time), compared to this hospital's national peer performance of 15 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average Surgeries within 30 days Surgeries within 45 days
2012–13 54 12 days 15 days ≥90% ≥90%
2011–12 35 11 days 15 days ≥90% ≥90%

Surgery for malignant breast cancer: median waiting times

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.