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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.

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 26 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 757 26 days Not peered
2016–17 675 23 days Not peered
2015–16 691 24 days 31 days
2014–15 625 13 days 30 days
2013–14 561 8 days 31 days
2012–13 498 7 days 29 days
2011–12 615 6 days 30 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.1% 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
2017–18 757 0.1% Not peered
2016–17 675 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 691 0.0% 0.4%
2014–15 625 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 561 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 498 0.2% 0.3%
2011–12 615 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 68 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 173 68 days Not peered
2016–17 173 20 days Not peered
2015–16 222 14 days 23 days
2014–15 187 13 days 24 days
2013–14 168 13 days 26 days
2012–13 171 13 days 24 days
2011–12 259 26 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
2017–18 173 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 173 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 222 0.0% 0.0%
2014–15 187 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 168 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 171 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 259 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 185 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 20 185 days Not peered
2016–17 23 126 days Not peered
2015–16 17 196 days 72 days
2014–15 12 67 days 70 days
2013–14 27 20 days 77 days
2012–13 25 28 days 70 days
2011–12 7 NP 76 days

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

Surgery by orthopaedic 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.
2017–18 20 NP Not peered
2016–17 23 NP Not peered
2015–16 17 NP 1.8%
2014–15 12 NP 1.2%
2013–14 27 NP 1.4%
2012–13 25 NP 3.0%
2011–12 7 NP 4.4%