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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 79 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 257 79 days Not peered
2016–17 215 78 days Not peered
2015–16 146 79 days 78 days
2014–15 160 79 days 83 days
2013–14 193 50 days 75 days
2012–13 186 40 days 75 days
2011–12 154 70 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
2017–18 257 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 215 1.4% Not peered
2015–16 146 0.0% 4.0%
2014–15 160 0.0% 2.8%
2013–14 193 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 186 1.1% 2.2%
2011–12 154 0.0% 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 99 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 702 99 days Not peered
2016–17 633 53 days Not peered
2015–16 551 63 days 91 days
2014–15 629 57 days 85 days
2013–14 588 81 days 105 days
2012–13 551 104 days 116 days
2011–12 565 106 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
2017–18 702 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 633 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 551 0.0% 2.4%
2014–15 629 0.0% 1.2%
2013–14 588 0.2% 1.2%
2012–13 551 0.4% 2.6%
2011–12 565 1.1% 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 36 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 173 36 days Not peered
2016–17 227 21 days Not peered
2015–16 162 26 days 31 days
2014–15 187 19 days 29 days
2013–14 203 14 days 28 days
2012–13 180 12 days 27 days
2011–12 174 12 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
2017–18 173 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 227 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 162 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 187 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 203 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 180 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 174 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 9 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 120 9 days Not peered
2016–17 98 9 days Not peered
2015–16 133 9 days 29 days
2014–15 128 15 days 28 days
2013–14 126 10 days 29 days
2012–13 109 13 days 27 days
2011–12 121 27 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
2017–18 120 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 98 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 133 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 128 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 126 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 109 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 121 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 32 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 189 32 days Not peered
2016–17 244 29 days Not peered
2015–16 201 55 days 81 days
2014–15 205 41 days 77 days
2013–14 209 74 days 62 days
2012–13 213 72 days 64 days
2011–12 208 68 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
2017–18 189 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 244 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 201 0.5% 1.3%
2014–15 205 0.0% 0.6%
2013–14 209 1.0% 0.6%
2012–13 213 4.2% 1.8%
2011–12 208 3.8% 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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons was 59 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 94 59 days Not peered
2016–17 80 37 days Not peered
2015–16 83 50 days 48 days
2014–15 80 75 days 37 days
2013–14 71 25 days 23 days
2012–13 67 18 days 27 days
2011–12 41 4 days 32 days

Surgery by plastic 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 plastic surgeons at this hospital.

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 94 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 80 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 83 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 80 0.0% 0.4%
2013–14 71 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 67 0.0% 0.5%
2011–12 41 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 65 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 112 65 days Not peered
2016–17 109 15 days Not peered
2015–16 153 15 days 23 days
2014–15 150 14 days 19 days
2013–14 133 9 days 18 days
2012–13 168 8 days 20 days
2011–12 106 17 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
2017–18 112 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 109 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 153 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 150 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 133 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 168 0.0% 1.2%
2011–12 106 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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 83 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 17 83 days Not peered
2016–17 20 34 days Not peered
2015–16 6 NP 104 days
2014–15 <5 NP 88 days
2011–12 22 268 days 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 17 NP Not peered
2016–17 20 NP Not peered
2015–16 6 NP 1.5%
2014–15 <5 NP 1.8%
2011–12 22 NP 0.4%