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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 41 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 131 41 days 49 days
2016–17 192 39 days 47 days

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 2.8%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 131 0.0% 2.8%
2016–17 192 0.0% 2.1%

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 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 16 days
2016–17 6 NP 17 days

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

Surgery for breast lump: 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 0.0%
2016–17 6 NP 0.0%

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 55 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 57 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 33 55 days 57 days
2016–17 50 41 days 50 days

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: 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 33 NP 0.3%
2016–17 50 0.0% 0.1%

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, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 54 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 125 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 354 54 days 125 days
2016–17 332 47 days 167 days
2015–16 337 40 days 252 days
2014–15 426 97 days 253 days
2013–14 292 62 days 202 days
2012–13 323 62 days 204 days
2011–12 304 60 days 147 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction 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
2017–18 354 0.0% 0.5%
2016–17 332 0.0% 0.4%
2015–16 337 0.0% 4.9%
2014–15 426 0.0% 5.0%
2013–14 292 0.0% 3.9%
2012–13 323 0.0% 5.4%
2011–12 304 0.0% 1.3%

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 23 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 46 23 days 43 days
2016–17 49 28 days 43 days
2015–16 27 15 days 43 days
2014–15 45 12 days 42 days
2013–14 53 11 days 42 days
2012–13 46 12 days 41 days
2011–12 70 27 days 38 days

Surgery for cholecystectomy: 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 46 NP 0.1%
2016–17 49 NP 0.2%
2015–16 27 NP 0.2%
2014–15 45 NP 0.2%
2013–14 53 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 46 NP 0.1%
2011–12 70 0.0% 0.2%

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 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 18 days
2016–17 <5 NP 19 days

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

Surgery for colectomy: 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 0.0%
2016–17 <5 NP 0.0%

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 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 8 NP 27 days
2015–16 <5 NP 16 days
2014–15 21 1 day 16 days
2013–14 31 27 days 15 days
2012–13 60 4 days 24 days
2011–12 81 16 days 30 days

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

Surgery for cystoscopy: 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 8 NP 1.6%
2015–16 <5 NP 0.2%
2014–15 21 NP 0.0%
2013–14 31 NP 0.0%
2012–13 60 0.0% 0.0%
2011–12 81 0.0% 0.2%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 15 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.
2017–18 10 15 days 48 days
2016–17 5 NP 46 days
2015–16 6 NP 55 days
2014–15 <5 NP 50 days
2013–14 7 NP 54 days
2012–13 10 6 days 48 days
2011–12 19 12 days 43 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 10 NP 0.0%
2016–17 5 NP 0.0%
2015–16 6 NP 0.4%
2014–15 <5 NP 0.4%
2013–14 7 NP 1.0%
2012–13 10 NP 0.0%
2011–12 19 NP 1.1%

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 57 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 64 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 24 57 days 64 days
2016–17 13 34 days 57 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 24 NP 1.1%
2016–17 13 NP 0.5%

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 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 57 days
2016–17 10 12 days 54 days
2015–16 17 20 days 48 days
2014–15 22 13 days 42 days
2013–14 32 14 days 44 days
2012–13 23 25 days 41 days
2011–12 32 14 days 42 days

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

Surgery for hysterectomy: 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 0.2%
2016–17 10 NP 0.2%
2015–16 17 NP 0.2%
2014–15 22 NP 0.2%
2013–14 32 NP 0.8%
2012–13 23 NP 0.5%
2011–12 32 NP 0.0%

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 12 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 23 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 59 12 days 23 days
2016–17 72 12 days 20 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 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 59 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 72 0.0% 0.0%

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 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 55 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 35 30 days 55 days
2016–17 32 43 days 55 days
2015–16 28 30 days 57 days
2014–15 27 14 days 51 days
2013–14 35 7 days 56 days
2012–13 35 8 days 49 days
2011–12 67 20 days 48 days

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: 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 35 NP 0.5%
2016–17 32 NP 0.6%
2015–16 28 NP 0.2%
2014–15 27 NP 0.4%
2013–14 35 NP 0.4%
2012–13 35 NP 0.8%
2011–12 67 0.0% 1.1%

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 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 54 days
2016–17 8 NP 37 days

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

Surgery for laparoscopy: 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 0.1%
2016–17 8 NP 0.0%

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 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 42 days
2016–17 <5 NP 39 days

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

Surgery for ovary removal: 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 0.6%
2016–17 <5 NP 0.8%

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 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 47 days
2015–16 <5 NP 51 days
2014–15 8 NP 42 days
2013–14 8 NP 35 days
2012–13 10 5 days 41 days
2011–12 14 5 days 41 days

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

Surgery for prostatectomy: 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 1.5%
2015–16 <5 NP 0.0%
2014–15 8 NP 0.0%
2013–14 8 NP 0.0%
2012–13 10 NP 0.4%
2011–12 14 NP 0.4%

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 17 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 26 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 257 17 days 26 days
2016–17 207 19 days 26 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for removal of skin lesion at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 257 0.0% 0.2%
2016–17 207 0.0% 0.1%

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 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 8 NP 37 days
2016–17 <5 NP 43 days

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

Surgery for thyroidectomy: 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 8 NP 0.8%
2016–17 <5 NP 0.0%

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 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.
2013–14 <5 NP 106 days
2012–13 <5 NP 130 days
2011–12 <5 NP 138 days

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

Surgery for tonsillectomy: 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.
2013–14 <5 NP 11.6%
2012–13 <5 NP 12.2%
2011–12 <5 NP 9.8%

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 131 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 145 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 40 131 days 145 days
2016–17 49 122 days 141 days
2015–16 58 176 days 155 days
2014–15 54 294 days 166 days
2013–14 53 280 days 178 days
2012–13 19 137 days 195 days
2011–12 61 192 days 201 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 40 NP 7.5%
2016–17 49 NP 5.5%
2015–16 58 0.0% 2.7%
2014–15 54 0.0% 2.2%
2013–14 53 0.0% 2.2%
2012–13 19 NP 6.4%
2011–12 61 1.6% 8.3%

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 133 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 190 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 101 133 days 190 days
2016–17 100 166 days 181 days
2015–16 88 196 days 220 days
2014–15 76 278 days 232 days
2013–14 81 265 days 249 days
2012–13 71 161 days 260 days
2011–12 83 175 days 278 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total knee replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 11.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 101 0.0% 11.6%
2016–17 100 0.0% 7.0%
2015–16 88 0.0% 4.1%
2014–15 76 0.0% 3.6%
2013–14 81 0.0% 3.3%
2012–13 71 0.0% 9.2%
2011–12 83 1.2% 15.2%

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 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.
2016–17 7 NP 84 days
2014–15 <5 NP 71 days
2013–14 <5 NP 77 days
2012–13 7 NP 77 days
2011–12 5 NP 84 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.
2016–17 7 NP 2.2%
2014–15 <5 NP 1.7%
2013–14 <5 NP 0.6%
2012–13 7 NP 0.7%
2011–12 5 NP 2.9%