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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. 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.

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 42 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 180 42 days unpeered
2015–16 293 44 days 99 days
2014–15 343 71 days 119 days
2013–14 420 55 days 113 days
2012–13 507 56 days 104 days
2011–12 485 45 days 95 days

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

In 2016–17, 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
2016–17 180 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 293 0.0% 0.6%
2014–15 343 0.0% 2.5%
2013–14 420 0.2% 3.1%
2012–13 507 0.0% 3.6%
2011–12 485 0.2% 4.6%

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons was 133 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 615 133 days unpeered
2015–16 659 79 days 77 days
2014–15 730 83 days 63 days
2013–14 749 48 days 64 days
2012–13 935 34 days 80 days
2011–12 692 62 days 78 days

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

In 2016–17, 4.4% 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
2016–17 615 4.4% unpeered
2015–16 659 1.1% 0.2%
2014–15 730 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 749 0.0% 1.0%
2012–13 935 0.0% 0.5%
2011–12 692 0.1% 0.7%

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 21 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 343 21 days unpeered
2015–16 464 13 days 33 days
2014–15 461 13 days 35 days
2013–14 443 17 days 35 days
2012–13 522 12 days 41 days
2011–12 700 12 days 47 days

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

In 2016–17, 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
2016–17 343 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 464 0.0% 0.2%
2014–15 461 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 443 0.0% 0.4%
2012–13 522 0.0% 0.8%
2011–12 700 0.7% 2.3%

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 11 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 620 11 days unpeered
2015–16 678 10 days 29 days
2014–15 688 8 days 35 days
2013–14 642 7 days 33 days
2012–13 739 7 days 35 days
2011–12 589 1 day 37 days

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

In 2016–17, 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
2016–17 620 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 678 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 688 0.0% 0.4%
2013–14 642 0.0% 0.5%
2012–13 739 0.0% 0.7%
2011–12 589 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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons was 60 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 554 60 days unpeered
2015–16 621 62 days 82 days
2014–15 519 41 days 83 days
2013–14 478 36 days 81 days
2012–13 519 29 days 87 days
2011–12 331 21 days 97 days

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

In 2016–17, 0.5% 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
2016–17 554 0.5% unpeered
2015–16 621 0.3% 2.6%
2014–15 519 0.8% 1.8%
2013–14 478 0.4% 1.4%
2012–13 519 0.0% 3.3%
2011–12 331 0.3% 5.2%

Paediatric surgery focusses on children from birth up to 15 years of age.

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

Surgery by paediatric surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons was 41 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 180 41 days unpeered
2015–16 187 26 days 38 days
2014–15 168 11 days 33 days
2013–14 193 33 days 35 days
2012–13 180 88 days 29 days
2011–12 169 8 days 30 days

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

In 2016–17, 1.1% 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
2016–17 180 1.1% unpeered
2015–16 187 2.7% 1.1%
2014–15 168 0.0% 1.7%
2013–14 193 0.0% 2.1%
2012–13 180 1.1% 1.9%
2011–12 169 11.2% 5.0%

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 45 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 230 45 days unpeered
2015–16 237 29 days 21 days
2014–15 272 24 days 20 days
2013–14 221 20 days 20 days
2012–13 228 17 days 19 days
2011–12 165 7 days 23 days

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

In 2016–17, 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
2016–17 230 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 237 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 272 0.4% 0.3%
2013–14 221 0.0% 0.6%
2012–13 228 0.0% 0.3%
2011–12 165 0.0% 0.2%