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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.

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 19 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 15 19 days Not peered
2016–17 20 20 days Not peered
2015–16 23 47 days Not peered
2014–15 14 131 days Not peered
2013–14 29 104 days Not peered
2012–13 27 173 days Not peered
2011–12 43 157 days Not peered

Surgery by orthopaedic 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 15 NP Not peered
2016–17 20 NP Not peered
2015–16 23 NP Not peered
2014–15 14 NP Not peered
2013–14 29 NP Not peered
2012–13 27 NP Not peered
2011–12 43 NP Not peered

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 53 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 49 53 days Not peered
2016–17 35 90 days Not peered
2015–16 26 35 days Not peered
2014–15 42 37 days Not peered
2013–14 32 1 day Not peered
2012–13 24 62 days Not peered
2011–12 24 35 days Not peered

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.
2017–18 49 NP Not peered
2016–17 35 NP Not peered
2015–16 26 NP Not peered
2014–15 42 NP Not peered
2013–14 32 NP Not peered
2012–13 24 NP Not peered
2011–12 24 NP Not peered