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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. 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 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 or 2017–18.

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 41 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 89 41 days Not peered
2016–17 115 7 days Not peered
2015–16 127 0 days 60 days
2014–15 127 13 days 56 days
2013–14 138 8 days 71 days
2012–13 133 28 days 79 days
2011–12 138 35 days 68 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% 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
2017–18 89 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 115 0.9% Not peered
2015–16 127 1.6% 8.9%
2014–15 127 0.0% 9.7%
2013–14 138 0.0% 10.4%
2012–13 133 0.0% 9.0%
2011–12 138 0.0% 5.6%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 45 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 289 45 days Not peered
2016–17 228 34 days Not peered
2015–16 218 29 days 31 days
2014–15 183 36 days 30 days
2013–14 241 62 days 31 days
2012–13 272 48 days 29 days
2011–12 156 58 days 30 days

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

In 2017–18, 2.4% 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
2017–18 289 2.4% Not peered
2016–17 228 1.3% Not peered
2015–16 218 0.0% 0.4%
2014–15 183 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 241 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 272 0.7% 0.3%
2011–12 156 0.0% 0.5%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 36 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 157 36 days Not peered
2016–17 178 62 days Not peered
2015–16 153 26 days 23 days
2014–15 167 27 days 24 days
2013–14 152 30 days 26 days
2012–13 121 27 days 24 days
2011–12 148 27 days 22 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% 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
2017–18 157 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 178 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 153 0.0% 0.0%
2014–15 167 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 152 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 121 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 148 0.0% 0.1%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons was 49 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 83 49 days Not peered
2016–17 91 77 days Not peered
2015–16 44 195 days 72 days
2014–15 46 140 days 70 days
2013–14 41 106 days 77 days
2012–13 23 94 days 70 days
2011–12 39 55 days 76 days

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

In 2017–18, 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 83 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 91 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 44 NP 1.8%
2014–15 46 NP 1.2%
2013–14 41 NP 1.4%
2012–13 23 NP 3.0%
2011–12 39 NP 4.4%

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 2012–13 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 8 NP 48 days
2011–12 44 48 days 41 days

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

Surgery by plastic surgeons: 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 8 NP 0.0%
2011–12 44 NP 4.4%

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 2011–12, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 128 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 28 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2011–12 10 128 days 28 days

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

In 2011–12 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.
2011–12 10 NP 0.3%

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 2011–12, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 124 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 28 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2011–12 17 124 days 28 days

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

In 2011–12 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.
2011–12 17 NP 0.0%