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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by intended procedure

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 intended procedure – which is the procedure for which a patient has been placed on the elective surgery waiting list.

In 2016–17 the list of 15 ‘Indicator procedures’ was replaced by a more extensive list of 152 ‘Intended procedures’. From 2016–17, data are presented here for the original 15 procedures and the next 10 most common procedures reported for all hospitals, except Children’s hospitals, combined. For Children’s hospitals the next 10 most common for those hospitals are presented. Data for all intended procedures are available in the Excel download.

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cataract extraction at this hospital.

Surgery for cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 96 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 234 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 99 96 days 234 days
2016–17 305 42 days 192 days
2015–16 349 76 days 113 days
2014–15 345 84 days 81 days
2013–14 515 97 days 83 days
2012–13 516 85 days 97 days
2011–12 592 83 days 105 days

Surgery for cataract extraction: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 99 0.0% 0.4%
2016–17 305 0.0% 0.5%
2015–16 349 0.9% 0.3%
2014–15 345 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 515 0.0% 1.0%
2012–13 516 0.0% 0.3%
2011–12 592 0.0% 0.7%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 83 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 51 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2012–13 52 83 days 51 days
2011–12 56 67 days 60 days

Surgery for cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 52 0.0% 0.5%
2011–12 56 0.0% 2.7%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cystoscopy (inspection of the urinary bladder) at this hospital.

Surgery for cystoscopy: 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.
2013–14 <5 NP 20 days
2012–13 <5 NP 19 days
2011–12 <5 NP 21 days

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

Surgery for cystoscopy: 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.
2013–14 <5 NP 0.2%
2012–13 <5 NP 0.1%
2011–12 <5 NP 0.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for haemorrhoidectomy (haemorrhoid removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 86 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 59 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2012–13 14 86 days 59 days
2011–12 6 NP 70 days

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

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: 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.
2012–13 14 NP 0.8%
2011–12 6 NP 4.2%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for inguinal herniorrhaphy (repairing groin hernia) at this hospital.

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 82 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 66 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2012–13 111 82 days 66 days
2011–12 115 52 days 69 days

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.9%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 111 0.0% 0.9%
2011–12 115 0.0% 3.3%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for removal of skin lesion at this hospital.

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for removal of skin lesion was 76 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 29 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 36 76 days 29 days
2016–17 49 42 days 28 days

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: 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 36 NP 0.1%
2016–17 49 NP 0.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for varicose veins treatment at this hospital.

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: 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.
2012–13 <5 NP 90 days
2011–12 5 NP 121 days

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

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: 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.
2012–13 <5 NP 8.9%
2011–12 5 NP 16.2%