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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 26 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 96 26 days Not peered
2016–17 131 13 days Not peered
2015–16 104 14 days 78 days
2014–15 128 9 days 83 days
2013–14 122 9 days 75 days
2012–13 132 58 days 75 days
2011–12 139 50 days 62 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 96 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 131 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 104 0.0% 4.0%
2014–15 128 0.0% 2.8%
2013–14 122 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 132 0.0% 2.2%
2011–12 139 2.2% 2.4%

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 30 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 186 30 days Not peered
2016–17 170 22 days Not peered
2015–16 179 22 days 91 days
2014–15 159 24 days 85 days
2013–14 164 20 days 105 days
2012–13 196 28 days 116 days
2011–12 209 37 days 102 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
2017–18 186 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 170 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 179 0.0% 2.4%
2014–15 159 0.0% 1.2%
2013–14 164 0.0% 1.2%
2012–13 196 0.0% 2.6%
2011–12 209 0.0% 3.2%

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 17 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 575 17 days Not peered
2016–17 540 14 days Not peered
2015–16 497 13 days 31 days
2014–15 701 22 days 29 days
2013–14 639 13 days 28 days
2012–13 557 11 days 27 days
2011–12 528 11 days 28 days

Surgery by general 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 general surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 575 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 540 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 497 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 701 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 639 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 557 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 528 0.0% 0.4%

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 34 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 80 34 days Not peered
2016–17 77 21 days Not peered
2015–16 119 16 days 29 days
2014–15 128 23 days 28 days
2013–14 136 22 days 29 days
2012–13 123 21 days 27 days
2011–12 112 29 days 28 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 80 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 77 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 119 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 128 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 136 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 123 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 112 0.0% 0.3%

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 45 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 69 45 days Not peered
2016–17 68 30 days Not peered
2015–16 72 36 days 81 days
2014–15 62 50 days 77 days
2013–14 66 48 days 62 days
2012–13 64 45 days 64 days
2011–12 57 27 days 65 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
2017–18 69 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 68 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 72 0.0% 1.3%
2014–15 62 0.0% 0.6%
2013–14 66 0.0% 0.6%
2012–13 64 0.0% 1.8%
2011–12 57 0.0% 2.2%

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 2015–16, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons was 14 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 48 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 17 14 days 48 days
2014–15 <5 NP 37 days
2013–14 8 NP 23 days
2012–13 <5 NP 27 days
2011–12 <5 NP 32 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.
2015–16 17 NP 0.3%
2014–15 <5 NP 0.4%
2013–14 8 NP 0.2%
2012–13 <5 NP 0.5%
2011–12 <5 NP 0.8%

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 10 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 64 10 days Not peered
2016–17 135 12 days Not peered
2015–16 175 13 days 23 days
2014–15 154 21 days 19 days
2013–14 143 20 days 18 days
2012–13 147 17 days 20 days
2011–12 128 13 days 28 days

Surgery by urological 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 urological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 64 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 135 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 175 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 154 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 143 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 147 0.0% 1.2%
2011–12 128 0.0% 2.5%

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 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 Not peered
2016–17 <5 NP Not peered
2015–16 7 NP 104 days
2014–15 <5 NP 88 days
2013–14 <5 NP 87 days
2012–13 8 NP 79 days
2011–12 <5 NP 79 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 <5 NP Not peered
2016–17 <5 NP Not peered
2015–16 7 NP 1.5%
2014–15 <5 NP 1.8%
2013–14 <5 NP 1.2%
2012–13 8 NP 2.8%
2011–12 <5 NP 0.4%