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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by urgency category

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. The treating doctor determines how urgently surgery is needed, then assigns the patient to one of three elective surgery urgency categories – Category 1 (surgery is recommended within 30 days), Category 2 (surgery is recommended within 90 days), or Category 3 (surgery is recommended within 365 days).

This section shows the percentage of patients who received their elective surgery within the recommended time for that urgency category.

Category 1 (surgery recommended within 30 days)

In 2017–18, 71% of patients received Category 1 surgery within 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 93%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 4,210 71% 93%
2016–17 3,922 75% 95%
2015–16 3,790 81% 96%
2014–15 1,217 89% 96%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 1,108 70% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 1,045 71% 93%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 994 75% 94%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 1,063 70% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 1,021 74% 95%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 921 81% 95%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 964 77% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 1,016 70% 95%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 975 77% 95%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 834 79% 95%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 964 83% 96%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 1,017 84% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 747 85% 95%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 438 95% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 32 100% 97%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 63% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 85%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 2,458 63% 85%
2016–17 2,169 52% 85%
2015–16 2,589 64% 84%
2014–15 936 73% 85%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 684 67% 84%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 607 65% 81%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 605 65% 86%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 562 55% 87%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 543 49% 83%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 558 48% 82%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 538 51% 86%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 530 62% 88%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 586 67% 84%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 654 61% 81%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 654 66% 84%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 695 62% 85%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 444 72% 84%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 386 68% 83%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 106 92% 87%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 86% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 91%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 825 86% 91%
2016–17 675 76% 93%
2015–16 686 91% 93%
2014–15 266 95% 94%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 225 88% 90%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 202 90% 89%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 193 84% 92%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 205 81% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 204 71% 92%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 160 72% 94%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 185 77% 94%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 126 85% 94%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 126 91% 92%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 182 96% 93%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 172 94% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 206 84% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 92 91% 93%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 113 96% 95%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 61 100% 95%

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery in each urgency category. 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.

Category 1 (surgery recommended within 30 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 1 surgery was 21 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 12 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 4,210 21 days 12 days
2016–17 3,922 17 days 11 days
2015–16 3,790 14 days 10 days
2014–15 1,217 12 days 10 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 1,108 21 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 1,045 22 days 12 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 994 19 days 12 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 1,063 21 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 1,021 20 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 921 15 days 11 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 964 16 days 11 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 1,016 20 days 11 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 975 15 days 11 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 834 15 days 10 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 964 14 days 10 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 1,017 13 days 10 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 747 13 days 11 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 438 8 days 10 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 32 15 days 10 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 77 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 51 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 2,458 77 days 51 days
2016–17 2,169 85 days 49 days
2015–16 2,589 67 days 49 days
2014–15 936 53 days 47 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 684 74 days 51 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 607 75 days 57 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 605 76 days 50 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 562 84 days 48 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 543 92 days 50 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 558 97 days 54 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 538 90 days 47 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 530 74 days 45 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 586 69 days 49 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 654 73 days 52 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 654 61 days 48 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 695 63 days 47 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 444 48 days 48 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 386 56 days 50 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 106 58 days 44 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 186 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 163 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 825 186 days 163 days
2016–17 675 167 days 153 days
2015–16 686 95 days 152 days
2014–15 266 73 days 143 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 225 189 days 186 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 202 171 days 169 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 193 189 days 148 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 205 212 days 147 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 204 213 days 167 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 160 159 days 155 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 185 146 days 143 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 126 125 days 145 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 126 143 days 161 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 182 64 days 149 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 172 57 days 149 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 206 131 days 147 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 92 60 days 163 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 113 50 days 149 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 61 91 days 134 days