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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, 100% of patients received Category 1 surgery within 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 99%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 46 100% 99%
2016–17 19 100% 99%
2015–16 22 100% 98%
2014–15 50 100% 99%
2013–14 40 100% 99%
2012–13 30 100% 96%
2011–12 51 96% 92%

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

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 Apr–Jun 16 100% 99%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 8 NP 99%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 9 NP 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 13 100% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 5 NP 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 7 NP 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec <5 NP 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep <5 NP 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun <5 NP 98%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 5 NP 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 11 100% 98%
2015–16 Jul–Sep <5 NP 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 13 100% 99%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 8 NP 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 12 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 17 100% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 7 NP 98%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 13 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 18 100% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep <5 NP 98%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 8 NP 98%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 6 NP 96%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 6 NP 96%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 10 100% 94%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 13 100% 94%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 13 100% 91%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 14 93% 92%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 11 91% 90%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 100% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 98%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 337 100% 98%
2016–17 323 100% 98%
2015–16 325 100% 96%
2014–15 267 100% 96%
2013–14 225 100% 95%
2012–13 169 98% 91%
2011–12 237 99% 89%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 76 100% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 75 100% 98%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 93 100% 98%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 93 99% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 91 99% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 76 100% 97%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 91 100% 98%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 65 100% 97%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 86 100% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 62 100% 95%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 106 100% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 71 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 64 100% 96%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 64 100% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 75 100% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 64 100% 96%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 72 100% 96%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 58 100% 95%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 51 100% 95%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 44 100% 94%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 52 100% 94%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 40 98% 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 37 97% 92%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 40 98% 90%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 43 98% 91%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 50 98% 86%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 75 100% 89%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 69 99% 89%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 100% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 100%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,281 100% 100%
2016–17 1,284 100% 99%
2015–16 1,088 100% 98%
2014–15 1,226 100% 99%
2013–14 1,258 100% 99%
2012–13 1,275 99% 98%
2011–12 1,103 98% 97%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 297 100% 100%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 341 100% 100%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 290 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 353 100% 100%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 273 99% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 312 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 317 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 382 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 275 100% 98%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 261 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 257 100% 98%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 295 100% 97%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 305 100% 98%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 288 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 287 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 346 100% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 311 100% 99%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 308 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 299 100% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 340 100% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 345 100% 98%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 317 100% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 311 97% 97%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 302 99% 98%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 317 99% 97%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 233 98% 97%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 300 98% 97%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 253 98% 97%

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 6 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 46 6 days 12 days
2016–17 19 7 days 11 days
2015–16 22 4 days 11 days
2014–15 50 5 days 9 days
2013–14 40 4 days 8 days
2012–13 30 6 days 9 days
2011–12 51 4 days 11 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 16 4 days 11 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 8 NP 12 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 9 NP 11 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 13 4 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 5 NP 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 7 NP 11 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec <5 NP 11 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep <5 NP 10 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun <5 NP 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 5 NP 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 11 4 days 11 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep <5 NP 11 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 13 4 days 10 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 8 NP 9 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 12 7 days 9 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 17 7 days 8 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 7 NP 9 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 13 3 days 8 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 18 4 days 8 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep <5 NP 8 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 8 NP 10 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 6 NP 8 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 6 NP 9 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 10 14 days 10 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 13 2 days 9 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 13 3 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 14 9 days 10 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 11 3 days 11 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 51 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 36 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 337 51 days 36 days
2016–17 323 22 days 35 days
2015–16 325 15 days 36 days
2014–15 267 18 days 34 days
2013–14 225 15 days 35 days
2012–13 169 10 days 36 days
2011–12 237 23 days 37 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 76 40 days 35 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 75 56 days 38 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 93 55 days 36 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 93 55 days 37 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 91 31 days 34 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 76 38 days 36 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 91 13 days 35 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 65 15 days 33 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 86 9 days 35 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 62 15 days 39 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 106 21 days 36 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 71 28 days 35 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 64 27 days 35 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 64 18 days 35 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 75 14 days 32 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 64 26 days 34 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 72 14 days 34 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 58 18 days 35 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 51 15 days 35 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 44 14 days 35 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 52 10 days 36 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 40 8 days 37 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 37 11 days 35 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 40 10 days 35 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 43 35 days 35 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 50 29 days 42 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 75 20 days 36 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 69 31 days 36 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 98 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 84 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,281 98 days 84 days
2016–17 1,284 49 days 84 days
2015–16 1,088 65 days 86 days
2014–15 1,226 51 days 83 days
2013–14 1,258 49 days 83 days
2012–13 1,275 46 days 81 days
2011–12 1,103 83 days 69 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 297 113 days 82 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 341 102 days 96 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 290 86 days 84 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 353 73 days 78 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 273 25 days 80 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 312 48 days 94 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 317 44 days 79 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 382 70 days 84 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 275 57 days 87 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 261 91 days 98 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 257 62 days 83 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 295 60 days 77 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 305 57 days 84 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 288 46 days 90 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 287 42 days 81 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 346 63 days 81 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 311 56 days 84 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 308 57 days 98 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 299 57 days 77 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 340 29 days 74 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 345 42 days 89 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 317 42 days 84 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 311 58 days 75 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 302 51 days 78 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 317 56 days 71 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 233 92 days 75 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 300 99 days 63 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 253 74 days 66 days