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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, 96% of patients received Category 1 surgery within 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 97%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,136 96% 97%
2016–17 2,728 97% 96%
2015–16 3,237 94% 97%
2014–15 3,271 97% 98%
2013–14 3,275 94% 97%
2012–13 2,822 91% 95%
2011–12 2,944 85% 92%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 229 98% 96%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 296 97% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 281 94% 97%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 330 97% 96%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 360 96% 96%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 721 97% 96%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 792 98% 96%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 855 96% 97%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 835 93% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 795 93% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 797 95% 97%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 810 96% 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 797 97% 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 760 97% 97%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 814 98% 98%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 900 96% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 883 93% 97%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 790 87% 97%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 846 97% 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 756 98% 97%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 763 91% 96%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 655 91% 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 713 91% 94%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 691 90% 94%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 753 86% 92%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 782 85% 92%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 697 89% 93%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 712 80% 92%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 94% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 85%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,815 94% 85%
2016–17 3,265 96% 87%
2015–16 3,856 96% 85%
2014–15 3,049 93% 85%
2013–14 2,415 64% 78%
2012–13 1,501 66% 75%
2011–12 2,362 75% 77%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 463 96% 84%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 480 89% 82%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 407 95% 86%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 465 96% 88%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 576 93% 87%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 804 94% 85%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 917 96% 88%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 968 98% 87%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 878 95% 85%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 1,020 94% 84%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 1,041 97% 86%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 917 99% 87%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 834 97% 84%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 801 96% 83%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 653 99% 87%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 761 81% 85%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 736 72% 82%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 703 54% 76%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 416 70% 78%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 560 62% 77%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 411 59% 74%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 296 54% 73%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 375 77% 76%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 419 73% 77%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 582 79% 77%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 639 74% 73%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 568 73% 79%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 573 72% 80%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 97% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 94%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 675 97% 94%
2016–17 1,669 98% 95%
2015–16 2,128 100% 95%
2014–15 1,381 99% 96%
2013–14 907 93% 93%
2012–13 430 81% 91%
2011–12 491 82% 91%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 204 98% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 148 95% 93%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 72 99% 93%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 251 97% 95%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 223 98% 95%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 395 98% 95%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 478 98% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 573 100% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 458 99% 95%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 529 100% 95%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 602 99% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 539 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 338 99% 95%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 315 100% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 329 100% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 399 96% 95%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 406 94% 94%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 262 90% 94%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 113 94% 92%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 126 95% 93%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 108 84% 92%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 102 75% 92%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 95 80% 91%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 125 84% 91%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 224 83% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 140 93% 91%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 74 76% 92%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 53 58% 92%

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 16 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 13 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,136 16 days 13 days
2016–17 2,728 16 days 13 days
2015–16 3,237 16 days 11 days
2014–15 3,271 15 days 11 days
2013–14 3,275 13 days 11 days
2012–13 2,822 12 days 12 days
2011–12 2,944 11 days 12 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 229 17 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 296 17 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 281 15 days 13 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 330 14 days 13 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 360 16 days 13 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 721 16 days 13 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 792 15 days 12 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 855 16 days 12 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 835 17 days 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 795 15 days 11 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 797 16 days 11 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 810 16 days 11 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 797 16 days 12 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 760 15 days 11 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 814 13 days 10 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 900 14 days 10 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 883 15 days 11 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 790 13 days 10 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 846 10 days 11 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 756 11 days 12 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 763 14 days 13 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 655 13 days 11 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 713 11 days 12 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 691 10 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 753 11 days 12 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 782 13 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 697 9 days 12 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 712 12 days 12 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 52 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 51 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,815 52 days 51 days
2016–17 3,265 43 days 49 days
2015–16 3,856 36 days 48 days
2014–15 3,049 37 days 49 days
2013–14 2,415 72 days 55 days
2012–13 1,501 72 days 56 days
2011–12 2,362 68 days 53 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 463 53 days 52 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 480 63 days 56 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 407 56 days 51 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 465 38 days 48 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 576 54 days 49 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 804 42 days 53 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 917 41 days 47 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 968 42 days 47 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 878 40 days 49 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 1,020 36 days 50 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 1,041 34 days 46 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 917 36 days 48 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 834 41 days 48 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 801 35 days 53 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 653 34 days 48 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 761 42 days 48 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 736 56 days 52 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 703 85 days 60 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 416 69 days 54 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 560 82 days 56 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 411 72 days 57 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 296 84 days 60 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 375 62 days 55 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 419 75 days 55 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 582 61 days 55 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 639 64 days 57 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 568 73 days 50 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 573 70 days 50 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 172 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 134 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 675 172 days 134 days
2016–17 1,669 111 days 124 days
2015–16 2,128 49 days 125 days
2014–15 1,381 34 days 134 days
2013–14 907 146 days 139 days
2012–13 430 278 days 141 days
2011–12 491 278 days 132 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 204 188 days 160 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 148 169 days 148 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 72 84 days 123 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 251 123 days 119 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 223 202 days 138 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 395 117 days 131 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 478 92 days 117 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 573 76 days 114 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 458 46 days 125 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 529 47 days 126 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 602 43 days 125 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 539 70 days 124 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 338 33 days 143 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 315 34 days 137 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 329 33 days 124 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 399 37 days 133 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 406 73 days 132 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 262 224 days 140 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 113 315 days 133 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 126 235 days 145 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 108 287 days 147 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 102 306 days 138 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 95 274 days 139 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 125 217 days 138 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 224 323 days 148 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 140 142 days 133 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 74 346 days 119 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 53 160 days 128 days