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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.

Cardio-thoracic surgery is performed on the organs inside the chest, in particular, the heart and lungs.

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

Surgery by cardio-thoracic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by cardio-thoracic surgeons was 11 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 334 11 days Not peered
2016–17 331 11 days Not peered
2015–16 286 11 days 16 days
2014–15 240 8 days 16 days
2013–14 226 8 days 18 days
2012–13 270 7 days 17 days
2011–12 273 10 days 16 days

Surgery by cardio-thoracic 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 cardio-thoracic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 334 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 331 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 286 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 240 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 226 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 270 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 273 0.0% 0.1%

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 74 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 443 74 days Not peered
2016–17 418 49 days Not peered
2015–16 366 58 days 67 days
2014–15 356 38 days 57 days
2013–14 377 38 days 57 days
2012–13 431 106 days 53 days
2011–12 409 95 days 51 days

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

In 2017–18, 9.0% 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
2017–18 443 9.0% Not peered
2016–17 418 8.4% Not peered
2015–16 366 7.9% 5.0%
2014–15 356 7.3% 4.7%
2013–14 377 3.4% 5.8%
2012–13 431 11.1% 7.3%
2011–12 409 13.7% 7.0%

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 67 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 719 67 days Not peered
2016–17 707 64 days Not peered
2015–16 728 71 days 75 days
2014–15 600 56 days 70 days
2013–14 846 112 days 63 days
2012–13 778 161 days 62 days
2011–12 690 141 days 62 days

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

In 2017–18, 2.2% 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
2017–18 719 2.2% Not peered
2016–17 707 0.1% Not peered
2015–16 728 0.1% 1.6%
2014–15 600 1.2% 1.4%
2013–14 846 7.1% 2.8%
2012–13 778 9.3% 4.2%
2011–12 690 10.6% 6.5%

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 17 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,401 17 days Not peered
2016–17 1,407 14 days Not peered
2015–16 1,286 15 days 28 days
2014–15 1,372 21 days 26 days
2013–14 1,407 21 days 28 days
2012–13 1,519 21 days 27 days
2011–12 1,455 20 days 28 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.8% 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 1,401 0.8% Not peered
2016–17 1,407 1.8% Not peered
2015–16 1,286 3.2% 2.2%
2014–15 1,372 2.6% 1.6%
2013–14 1,407 1.4% 2.5%
2012–13 1,519 3.3% 3.1%
2011–12 1,455 3.1% 2.7%

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 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 Not peered
2016–17 5 NP Not peered

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

Surgery by gynaecological 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 8 NP Not peered
2016–17 5 NP Not peered

Neurosurgery is surgery on the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Common procedures include removing tumours and blood clots in the brain and spinal cord, treatment of head or spinal injuries, repairing malformed blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord, repairing damaged nerves, and surgical treatment of diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.

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

Surgery by neurosurgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by neurosurgeons was 27 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 715 27 days Not peered
2016–17 634 30 days Not peered
2015–16 668 27 days 35 days
2014–15 653 22 days 30 days
2013–14 711 34 days 31 days
2012–13 565 31 days 31 days
2011–12 604 35 days 32 days

Surgery by neurosurgeons: 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 neurosurgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 715 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 634 0.8% Not peered
2015–16 668 1.3% 1.4%
2014–15 653 0.5% 1.0%
2013–14 711 6.6% 3.6%
2012–13 565 3.7% 3.0%
2011–12 604 0.7% 3.0%

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 55 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,113 55 days Not peered
2016–17 1,175 60 days Not peered
2015–16 1,195 74 days 51 days
2014–15 1,172 77 days 52 days
2013–14 1,306 70 days 53 days
2012–13 1,260 70 days 48 days
2011–12 1,009 61 days 47 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.7% 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 1,113 0.7% Not peered
2016–17 1,175 1.4% Not peered
2015–16 1,195 5.6% 3.7%
2014–15 1,172 2.6% 3.2%
2013–14 1,306 0.1% 6.6%
2012–13 1,260 0.5% 6.7%
2011–12 1,009 1.5% 5.3%

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 25 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,103 25 days Not peered
2016–17 1,143 21 days Not peered
2015–16 1,041 26 days 27 days
2014–15 1,019 17 days 22 days
2013–14 1,011 20 days 22 days
2012–13 1,196 31 days 21 days
2011–12 1,286 28 days 23 days

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

In 2017–18, 2.7% 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
2017–18 1,103 2.7% Not peered
2016–17 1,143 1.4% Not peered
2015–16 1,041 1.9% 2.4%
2014–15 1,019 0.5% 1.9%
2013–14 1,011 0.3% 2.6%
2012–13 1,196 1.3% 1.8%
2011–12 1,286 1.3% 2.2%

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 28 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 755 28 days Not peered
2016–17 931 25 days Not peered
2015–16 819 22 days 27 days
2014–15 1,065 24 days 25 days
2013–14 1,343 26 days 26 days
2012–13 1,384 36 days 26 days
2011–12 1,193 45 days 27 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.4% 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
2017–18 755 0.4% Not peered
2016–17 931 0.1% Not peered
2015–16 819 0.1% 0.9%
2014–15 1,065 0.2% 0.7%
2013–14 1,343 2.0% 1.1%
2012–13 1,384 3.4% 1.4%
2011–12 1,193 4.6% 1.3%

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 21 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 280 21 days Not peered
2016–17 323 28 days Not peered
2015–16 337 32 days 20 days
2014–15 308 16 days 18 days
2013–14 363 21 days 18 days
2012–13 364 23 days 18 days
2011–12 327 20 days 17 days

Surgery by vascular 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 vascular surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 280 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 323 0.3% Not peered
2015–16 337 0.0% 0.7%
2014–15 308 0.0% 0.7%
2013–14 363 0.0% 1.0%
2012–13 364 0.0% 0.9%
2011–12 327 0.0% 0.7%

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by surgeons of specialties not covered in other sections, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by other types of surgeon: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon was 19 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 2,358 19 days Not peered
2016–17 2,410 16 days Not peered
2015–16 2,373 15 days 20 days
2014–15 2,021 15 days 20 days
2013–14 2,469 16 days 18 days
2012–13 2,770 19 days 20 days
2011–12 2,752 27 days 23 days

Surgery by other types of surgeon: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.1% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 2,358 0.1% Not peered
2016–17 2,410 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 2,373 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 2,021 0.1% 0.4%
2013–14 2,469 0.1% 0.4%
2012–13 2,770 0.1% 0.5%
2011–12 2,752 0.1% 0.5%