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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. 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.

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 50 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 826 50 days unpeered
2015–16 1,078 43 days 74 days
2014–15 620 36 days 78 days
2013–14 339 40 days 79 days
2012–13 158 20 days 74 days
2011–12 289 216 days 69 days

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

In 2016–17, 0.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 826 0.4% unpeered
2015–16 1,078 0.6% 5.6%
2014–15 620 0.0% 4.7%
2013–14 339 1.8% 4.9%
2012–13 158 22.8% 8.2%
2011–12 289 23.5% 7.3%

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by eye surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

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

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 28 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 2,707 28 days unpeered
2015–16 3,054 27 days 33 days
2014–15 3,198 26 days 33 days
2013–14 2,932 33 days 35 days
2012–13 2,159 24 days 35 days
2011–12 2,228 26 days 35 days

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

In 2016–17, 0.7% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by general surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 2,707 0.7% unpeered
2015–16 3,054 0.1% 0.7%
2014–15 3,198 0.1% 0.6%
2013–14 2,932 0.4% 1.0%
2012–13 2,159 0.6% 1.6%
2011–12 2,228 0.5% 1.7%

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 40 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 1,174 40 days unpeered
2015–16 1,657 40 days 39 days
2014–15 1,465 29 days 38 days
2013–14 1,318 27 days 39 days
2012–13 1,318 26 days 36 days
2011–12 1,300 26 days 35 days

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

In 2016–17, 0.4% 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
2016–17 1,174 0.4% unpeered
2015–16 1,657 0.0% 1.2%
2014–15 1,465 0.1% 0.8%
2013–14 1,318 0.2% 1.7%
2012–13 1,318 0.1% 1.5%
2011–12 1,300 0.2% 1.2%

Orthopaedic surgery focuses on bones and muscles (the musculoskeletal system). It includes the repair of broken bones and injuries to ligaments and tendons, investigation and repair of damaged joints, and treatment of conditions such as bone and soft tissue tumours, cerebral palsy, back pain and skeletal deformities.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by orthopaedic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons was 50 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 1,613 50 days unpeered
2015–16 1,851 27 days 65 days
2014–15 2,012 26 days 62 days
2013–14 1,816 28 days 70 days
2012–13 1,489 22 days 72 days
2011–12 1,674 19 days 68 days

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

In 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 1,613 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 1,851 0.1% 3.9%
2014–15 2,012 0.4% 2.8%
2013–14 1,816 2.2% 5.1%
2012–13 1,489 2.2% 5.4%
2011–12 1,674 1.1% 5.7%

Plastic surgery involves the modification or reconstruction of the visible physical features of the body. It is commonly performed on people who have suffered severe injuries or burns, people who were born with physical malformations, or people whose physical appearance has been affected by a disease.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by plastic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2015–16 0 - 19 days
2014–15 0 - 16 days
2013–14 35 15 days 23 days
2012–13 29 1 day 22 days
2011–12 16 30 days 19 days

- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

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

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 22 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 1,197 22 days unpeered
2015–16 1,429 21 days 24 days
2014–15 1,176 20 days 23 days
2013–14 987 22 days 25 days
2012–13 798 21 days 25 days
2011–12 819 28 days 25 days

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

In 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 1,197 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 1,429 0.0% 0.5%
2014–15 1,176 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 987 0.0% 0.8%
2012–13 798 1.0% 0.7%
2011–12 819 0.0% 0.8%

Vascular surgery focuses on blood vessels (veins and arteries), except for those in the heart (included in cardio-thoracic surgery) and brain (included in neurosurgery).

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by vascular surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 25 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 145 25 days unpeered
2015–16 152 21 days 25 days
2014–15 119 24 days 22 days
2013–14 152 23 days 22 days
2012–13 108 26 days 21 days
2011–12 81 24 days 21 days

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

In 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 145 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 152 0.0% 3.3%
2014–15 119 1.7% 4.8%
2013–14 152 0.0% 3.8%
2012–13 108 0.9% 3.3%
2011–12 81 0.0% 2.8%

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 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Surgery by other types of surgeon: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 there were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.