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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by intended procedure

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 intended procedure – which is the procedure for which a patient has been placed on the elective surgery waiting list.

In 2016–17 the list of 15 ‘Indicator procedures’ was replaced by a more extensive list of 152 ‘Intended procedures’. From 2016–17, data are presented here for the original 15 procedures and the next 10 most common procedures reported for all hospitals, except Children’s hospitals, combined. For Children’s hospitals the next 10 most common for those hospitals are presented. Data for all intended procedures are available in the Excel download.

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for arthroscopy (keyhole surgery on a joint) at this hospital.

Surgery for arthroscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for arthroscopy was 67 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 76 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 67 67 days 76 days
2016–17 6 NP 76 days

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

Surgery for arthroscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for arthroscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.8%.

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 67 0.0% 4.8%
2016–17 6 NP 3.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for breast lump surgery (removal and/or biopsy) at this hospital.

Surgery for breast lump: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for breast lump surgery was 23 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 15 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 87 23 days 15 days
2016–17 25 28 days 13 days

Surgery for breast lump: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for breast lump surgery at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.1%.

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 87 0.0% 0.1%
2016–17 25 NP 0.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for carpal tunnel release at this hospital.

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for carpal tunnel release was 50 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 57 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 21 50 days 57 days
2016–17 <5 NP 58 days

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

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: 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 21 NP 1.7%
2016–17 <5 NP 1.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cataract extraction at this hospital.

Surgery for cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2017–18 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.
2017–18 <5 NP 80 days

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

Surgery for cataract extraction: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18 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 <5 NP 2.9%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 38 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 44 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 76 38 days 44 days
2016–17 11 62 days 39 days

Surgery for cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.5%.

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 76 0.0% 0.5%
2016–17 11 NP 0.4%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for colectomy (removing all or part of the colon) at this hospital.

Surgery for colectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for colectomy was 22 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 16 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 62 22 days 16 days
2016–17 16 28 days 15 days

Surgery for colectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for colectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.4%.

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 62 0.0% 0.4%
2016–17 16 NP 0.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cystoscopy (inspection of the urinary bladder) at this hospital.

Surgery for cystoscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cystoscopy was 25 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 26 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 460 25 days 26 days
2016–17 80 20 days 26 days

Surgery for cystoscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cystoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 460 0.0% 0.6%
2016–17 80 0.0% 0.8%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for haemorrhoidectomy (haemorrhoid removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In all years 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.
2017–18 <5 NP 70 days
2016–17 <5 NP 70 days

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

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: 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 <5 NP 2.0%
2016–17 <5 NP 2.3%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for herniorrhaphy (hernia repair) at this hospital.

Surgery for herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for herniorrhaphy was 77 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 71 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 48 77 days 71 days
2016–17 11 111 days 65 days

Surgery for herniorrhaphy: 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 48 NP 3.0%
2016–17 11 NP 1.7%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for hysterectomy at this hospital.

Surgery for hysterectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for hysterectomy was 71 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 43 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 143 71 days 43 days
2016–17 33 90 days 41 days

Surgery for hysterectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysterectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.5%.

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.
2017–18 143 0.0% 2.5%
2016–17 33 NP 2.5%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for hysteroscopy (inspection of the uterine cavity) at this hospital.

Surgery for hysteroscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for hysteroscopy was 18 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 27 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 323 18 days 27 days
2016–17 84 24 days 25 days

Surgery for hysteroscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysteroscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 323 0.0% 0.4%
2016–17 84 0.0% 0.5%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for inguinal herniorrhaphy (repairing groin hernia) at this hospital.

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 73 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 61 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 71 73 days 61 days
2016–17 12 107 days 55 days

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.6%.

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 71 0.0% 2.6%
2016–17 12 NP 2.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for laparoscopy (inspection of the abdomen or pelvis) at this hospital.

Surgery for laparoscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for laparoscopy was 49 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 39 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 122 49 days 39 days
2016–17 24 63 days 32 days

Surgery for laparoscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for laparoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.5%.

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.
2017–18 122 0.0% 1.5%
2016–17 24 NP 1.7%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for myringoplasty (repairing ear perforation) at this hospital.

Surgery for myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 146 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 268 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 13 146 days 268 days
2016–17 <5 NP 232 days

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

Surgery for myringoplasty: 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 13 NP 17.1%
2016–17 <5 NP 16.4%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for myringotomy (eardrum incision) at this hospital.

Surgery for myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 44 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 72 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 66 44 days 72 days
2016–17 14 45 days 70 days

Surgery for myringotomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for myringotomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.3%.

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 66 0.0% 2.3%
2016–17 14 NP 2.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for ovarian cystectomy (ovary removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for ovary removal: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for ovary removal was 39 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 82 39 days 49 days
2016–17 24 51 days 45 days

Surgery for ovary removal: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for ovary removal at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.8%.

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 82 0.0% 0.8%
2016–17 24 NP 0.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for prostatectomy (removing all or part of the prostate gland) at this hospital.

Surgery for prostatectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for prostatectomy was 33 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 54 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 119 33 days 54 days
2016–17 21 33 days 47 days

Surgery for prostatectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for prostatectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.2%.

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.
2017–18 119 0.0% 1.2%
2016–17 21 NP 1.2%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for septoplasty (straightening of the nasal septum) at this hospital.

Surgery for septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 204 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 300 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 83 204 days 300 days
2016–17 18 60 days 254 days

Surgery for septoplasty: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 3.6% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 16.3%.

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 3.6% 16.3%
2016–17 18 NP 11.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for removal of skin lesion at this hospital.

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for removal of skin lesion was 25 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 26 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 246 25 days 26 days
2016–17 41 31 days 25 days

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 1.2% of patients waited longer than 365 days for removal of skin lesion at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.5%.

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.
2017–18 246 1.2% 0.5%
2016–17 41 NP 0.5%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for thyroidectomy (removing thyroid gland) at this hospital.

Surgery for thyroidectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for thyroidectomy was 39 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 56 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 72 39 days 56 days
2016–17 15 37 days 54 days

Surgery for thyroidectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for thyroidectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.9%.

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 72 0.0% 1.9%
2016–17 15 NP 1.7%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for tonsillectomy (removing the tonsils) at this hospital.

Surgery for tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 107 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 131 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 210 107 days 131 days
2016–17 58 95 days 99 days

Surgery for tonsillectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 9.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 210 0.0% 9.1%
2016–17 58 0.0% 5.7%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for total hip replacement at this hospital.

Surgery for total hip replacement: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for total hip replacement was 137 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 99 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 48 137 days 99 days

Surgery for total hip replacement: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18 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 48 NP 8.9%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for total knee replacement at this hospital.

Surgery for total knee replacement: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for total knee replacement was 167 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 176 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 59 167 days 176 days

Surgery for total knee replacement: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 6.8% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total knee replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 13.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 59 6.8% 13.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for varicose veins treatment at this hospital.

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for varicose veins treatment was 284 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 157 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 33 284 days 157 days
2016–17 <5 NP 99 days

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

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: 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 33 NP 8.6%
2016–17 <5 NP 5.5%