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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, 88% of patients received Category 1 surgery within 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 98%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 194 88% 98%
2016–17 164 85% 99%
2015–16 132 100% 99%
2014–15 123 100% 98%
2013–14 145 90% 98%
2012–13 127 92% 98%
2011–12 125 97% 93%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 72 93% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 47 79% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 39 82% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 36 94% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 51 90% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 33 70% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 37 95% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 43 84% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 35 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 20 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 30 100% 99%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 47 100% 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 28 100% 98%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 19 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 40 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 36 100% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 33 97% 99%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 23 65% 98%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 44 95% 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 45 93% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 36 89% 97%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 27 93% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 39 92% 99%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 25 96% 98%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 32 100% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 25 100% 90%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 30 93% 94%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 38 95% 95%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 76% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 90%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 288 76% 90%
2016–17 296 86% 92%
2015–16 302 99% 92%
2014–15 265 100% 94%
2013–14 305 86% 91%
2012–13 279 89% 91%
2011–12 225 96% 91%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 69 72% 89%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 67 69% 87%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 71 80% 91%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 81 83% 93%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 56 73% 94%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 64 91% 91%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 89 83% 93%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 87 93% 91%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 71 97% 91%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 82 100% 90%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 89 100% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 60 100% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 43 98% 94%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 67 100% 93%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 77 100% 95%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 78 100% 94%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 78 92% 92%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 78 68% 89%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 75 89% 91%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 74 96% 91%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 73 78% 91%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 71 87% 91%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 69 94% 90%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 66 98% 91%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 51 92% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 53 100% 87%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 54 93% 93%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 67 99% 93%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 95% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 97%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 136 95% 97%
2016–17 152 97% 97%
2015–16 108 98% 96%
2014–15 135 100% 97%
2013–14 122 100% 97%
2012–13 151 99% 95%
2011–12 202 100% 96%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 42 90% 96%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 38 100% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 33 94% 97%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 23 96% 96%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 26 100% 98%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 44 100% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 43 93% 97%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 39 97% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 43 100% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 29 100% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 22 91% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 14 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 34 100% 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 34 100% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 42 100% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 25 100% 97%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 34 100% 96%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 40 100% 97%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 17 100% 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 31 100% 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 24 100% 97%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 15 87% 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 46 100% 95%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 66 100% 96%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 44 100% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 61 100% 96%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 42 100% 97%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 55 100% 97%

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 194 21 days 13 days
2016–17 164 24 days 13 days
2015–16 132 21 days 12 days
2014–15 123 16 days 10 days
2013–14 145 22 days 11 days
2012–13 127 20 days 11 days
2011–12 125 21 days 13 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 72 21 days 14 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 47 22 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 39 21 days 13 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 36 22 days 13 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 51 22 days 13 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 33 27 days 13 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 37 23 days 12 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 43 25 days 13 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 35 22 days 13 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 20 26 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 30 20 days 12 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 47 19 days 12 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 28 20 days 11 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 19 16 days 10 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 40 15 days 10 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 36 16 days 10 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 33 21 days 10 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 23 22 days 9 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 44 27 days 12 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 45 23 days 11 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 36 22 days 12 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 27 12 days 9 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 39 15 days 10 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 25 15 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 32 20 days 13 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 25 22 days 13 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 30 20 days 12 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 38 26 days 13 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 62 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 48 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 288 62 days 48 days
2016–17 296 62 days 44 days
2015–16 302 30 days 44 days
2014–15 265 34 days 42 days
2013–14 305 56 days 43 days
2012–13 279 49 days 42 days
2011–12 225 48 days 38 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 69 50 days 46 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 67 77 days 49 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 71 68 days 48 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 81 54 days 47 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 56 63 days 43 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 64 50 days 47 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 89 62 days 45 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 87 58 days 43 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 71 36 days 42 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 82 37 days 49 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 89 34 days 44 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 60 21 days 41 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 43 22 days 42 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 67 27 days 45 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 77 34 days 42 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 78 53 days 41 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 78 55 days 44 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 78 77 days 47 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 75 57 days 42 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 74 44 days 41 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 73 57 days 43 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 71 36 days 44 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 69 37 days 40 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 66 54 days 41 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 51 56 days 41 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 53 50 days 44 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 54 53 days 38 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 67 41 days 33 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 115 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 110 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 136 115 days 110 days
2016–17 152 140 days 126 days
2015–16 108 210 days 147 days
2014–15 135 168 days 135 days
2013–14 122 146 days 115 days
2012–13 151 118 days 112 days
2011–12 202 96 days 97 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 42 79 days 111 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 38 111 days 117 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 33 140 days 108 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 23 134 days 104 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 26 98 days 131 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 44 144 days 117 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 43 216 days 118 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 39 162 days 136 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 43 176 days 181 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 29 273 days 131 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 22 223 days 133 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 14 217 days 143 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 34 126 days 170 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 34 153 days 138 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 42 200 days 119 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 25 141 days 122 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 34 186 days 137 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 40 167 days 122 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 17 119 days 110 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 31 98 days 106 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 24 164 days 98 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 15 167 days 123 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 46 63 days 112 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 66 123 days 113 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 44 97 days 108 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 61 104 days 110 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 42 98 days 89 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 55 55 days 85 days