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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 26 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 384 26 days Not peered
2016–17 443 11 days Not peered
2015–16 380 6 days 16 days
2014–15 142 6 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
2017–18 384 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 443 0.2% Not peered
2015–16 380 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 142 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 85 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 596 85 days Not peered
2016–17 497 89 days Not peered
2015–16 479 44 days 67 days
2014–15 154 62 days 57 days

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

In 2017–18, 6.4% 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
2017–18 596 6.4% Not peered
2016–17 497 8.5% Not peered
2015–16 479 2.3% 5.0%
2014–15 154 7.1% 4.7%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 29 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,129 29 days Not peered
2016–17 1,046 21 days Not peered
2015–16 1,020 18 days 28 days
2014–15 417 25 days 26 days

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

In 2017–18, 1.4% 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 1,129 1.4% Not peered
2016–17 1,046 2.6% Not peered
2015–16 1,020 0.6% 2.2%
2014–15 417 0.5% 1.6%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 43 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 44 43 days Not peered
2016–17 110 32 days Not peered
2015–16 281 29 days 27 days
2014–15 101 12 days 26 days

Surgery by gynaecological surgeons: 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 44 NP Not peered
2016–17 110 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 281 0.0% 1.8%
2014–15 101 0.0% 0.9%

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 53 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 159 53 days Not peered
2016–17 108 42 days Not peered
2015–16 111 21 days 35 days
2014–15 20 10 days 30 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.6% 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 159 0.6% Not peered
2016–17 108 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 111 0.0% 1.4%
2014–15 20 NP 1.0%

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 40 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 65 40 days Not peered
2016–17 <5 NP Not peered
2015–16 35 15 days 51 days
2014–15 168 68 days 52 days

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

Surgery by orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic surgeons at this hospital.

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 65 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 <5 NP Not peered
2015–16 35 NP 3.7%
2014–15 168 0.0% 3.2%

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 35 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 906 35 days Not peered
2016–17 812 38 days Not peered
2015–16 780 27 days 27 days
2014–15 235 18 days 22 days

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

In 2017–18, 3.6% 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
2017–18 906 3.6% Not peered
2016–17 812 3.0% Not peered
2015–16 780 0.8% 2.4%
2014–15 235 0.0% 1.9%

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 49 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,964 49 days Not peered
2016–17 1,536 34 days Not peered
2015–16 1,574 40 days 27 days
2014–15 510 20 days 25 days

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

In 2017–18, 2.3% 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 1,964 2.3% Not peered
2016–17 1,536 5.6% Not peered
2015–16 1,574 3.0% 0.9%
2014–15 510 0.2% 0.7%

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 25 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 326 25 days Not peered
2016–17 308 15 days Not peered
2015–16 336 15 days 20 days
2014–15 94 9 days 18 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
2017–18 326 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 308 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 336 0.0% 0.7%
2014–15 94 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 21 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,920 21 days Not peered
2016–17 1,903 23 days Not peered
2015–16 2,069 25 days 20 days
2014–15 578 26 days 20 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.5% 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 1,920 0.5% Not peered
2016–17 1,903 1.0% Not peered
2015–16 2,069 0.3% 0.3%
2014–15 578 0.0% 0.4%