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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, 93% of patients received Category 1 surgery within 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 93%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,779 93% 93%
2016–17 490 92% 95%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 501 97% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 449 92% 93%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 448 88% 94%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 381 94% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 473 92% 95%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 17 100% 95%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 85% 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 1,721 85% 85%
2016–17 372 74% 85%

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

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 Apr–Jun 472 87% 84%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 514 80% 81%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 366 86% 86%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 369 90% 87%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 371 74% 83%
2016–17 Jan–Mar <5 NP 82%

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 91%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 879 95% 91%
2016–17 180 91% 93%

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

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2017–18 Apr–Jun 290 96% 90%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 181 89% 89%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 170 98% 92%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 238 96% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 180 91% 92%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 0 - 94%

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 18 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 12 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,779 18 days 12 days
2016–17 490 15 days 11 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 501 19 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 449 18 days 12 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 448 19 days 12 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 381 16 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 473 15 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 17 3 days 11 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 55 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 1,721 55 days 51 days
2016–17 372 64 days 49 days

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

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 Apr–Jun 472 59 days 51 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 514 64 days 57 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 366 48 days 50 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 369 46 days 48 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 371 64 days 50 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar <5 NP 54 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 156 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 163 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 879 156 days 163 days
2016–17 180 118 days 153 days

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

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2017–18 Apr–Jun 290 188 days 186 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 181 155 days 169 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 170 108 days 148 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 238 132 days 147 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 180 118 days 167 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 0 - 155 days