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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.

Cardio-thoracic surgery is performed on the organs inside the chest, in particular, the heart and lungs.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by cardio-thoracic surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by cardio-thoracic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2011–12 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.
2011–12 <5 NP 18 days

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

Surgery by cardio-thoracic 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 <5 NP 0.2%

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 84 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 282 84 days Not peered
2016–17 116 81 days Not peered
2015–16 65 139 days 74 days
2014–15 97 160 days 78 days
2013–14 177 61 days 79 days
2012–13 182 65 days 74 days
2011–12 202 67 days 69 days

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

In 2017–18, 5.7% 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
2017–18 282 5.7% Not peered
2016–17 116 9.5% Not peered
2015–16 65 18.5% 5.6%
2014–15 97 38.1% 4.7%
2013–14 177 0.0% 4.9%
2012–13 182 0.5% 8.2%
2011–12 202 0.5% 7.3%

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by eye surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons was 73 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 188 73 days Not peered
2016–17 345 217 days Not peered
2015–16 314 306 days 76 days
2014–15 400 140 days 79 days
2013–14 414 314 days 73 days
2012–13 435 351 days 69 days
2011–12 482 352 days 60 days

Surgery by eye 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 eye surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 188 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 345 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 314 0.0% 1.7%
2014–15 400 0.0% 0.7%
2013–14 414 0.0% 0.7%
2012–13 435 33.1% 3.5%
2011–12 482 19.7% 3.1%

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 46 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,186 46 days Not peered
2016–17 1,195 54 days Not peered
2015–16 1,334 42 days 33 days
2014–15 1,418 32 days 33 days
2013–14 1,408 37 days 35 days
2012–13 1,484 43 days 35 days
2011–12 1,450 70 days 35 days

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

In 2017–18, 1.0% 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 1,186 1.0% Not peered
2016–17 1,195 0.8% Not peered
2015–16 1,334 0.3% 0.7%
2014–15 1,418 0.1% 0.6%
2013–14 1,408 0.0% 1.0%
2012–13 1,484 0.3% 1.6%
2011–12 1,450 4.2% 1.7%

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 39 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,073 39 days Not peered
2016–17 1,107 43 days Not peered
2015–16 1,250 47 days 39 days
2014–15 1,238 38 days 38 days
2013–14 1,290 40 days 39 days
2012–13 1,185 36 days 36 days
2011–12 1,212 39 days 35 days

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

In 2017–18, 2.3% 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 1,073 2.3% Not peered
2016–17 1,107 1.2% Not peered
2015–16 1,250 1.4% 1.2%
2014–15 1,238 0.0% 0.8%
2013–14 1,290 0.0% 1.7%
2012–13 1,185 0.0% 1.5%
2011–12 1,212 0.1% 1.2%

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 93 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 857 93 days Not peered
2016–17 722 90 days Not peered
2015–16 742 77 days 65 days
2014–15 685 54 days 62 days
2013–14 739 47 days 70 days
2012–13 691 73 days 72 days
2011–12 765 115 days 68 days

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

In 2017–18, 17.4% 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
2017–18 857 17.4% Not peered
2016–17 722 16.8% Not peered
2015–16 742 11.6% 3.9%
2014–15 685 0.7% 2.8%
2013–14 739 0.0% 5.1%
2012–13 691 7.1% 5.4%
2011–12 765 30.7% 5.7%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons was 65 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 35 65 days Not peered
2016–17 34 64 days Not peered
2015–16 12 80 days 19 days
2014–15 7 NP 16 days
2013–14 7 NP 23 days
2012–13 11 113 days 22 days
2011–12 21 311 days 19 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.
2017–18 35 NP Not peered
2016–17 34 NP Not peered
2015–16 12 NP 1.9%
2014–15 7 NP 1.5%
2013–14 7 NP 3.6%
2012–13 11 NP 3.2%
2011–12 21 NP 2.1%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 43 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 835 43 days Not peered
2016–17 664 43 days Not peered
2015–16 538 65 days 24 days
2014–15 626 38 days 23 days
2013–14 784 40 days 25 days
2012–13 842 44 days 25 days
2011–12 693 49 days 25 days

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

In 2017–18, 1.8% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 835 1.8% Not peered
2016–17 664 0.9% Not peered
2015–16 538 1.7% 0.5%
2014–15 626 0.2% 0.3%
2013–14 784 0.0% 0.8%
2012–13 842 0.4% 0.7%
2011–12 693 0.6% 0.8%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 301 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 38 301 days Not peered
2011–12 9 NP 21 days

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

Surgery by vascular 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 38 NP Not peered
2011–12 9 NP 2.8%

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by surgeons of specialties not covered in other sections, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by other types of surgeon: median waiting times

In 2016–17 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.
2016–17 7 NP Not peered

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

Surgery by other types of surgeon: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17 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.
2016–17 7 NP Not peered