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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, 94% of patients received Category 1 surgery within 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 99%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 919 94% 99%
2016–17 1,118 94% 99%
2015–16 705 98% 100%
2014–15 900 100% 100%
2013–14 1,111 100% 99%
2012–13 703 100% 98%
2011–12 265 100% 98%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 157 92% 99%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 237 90% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 258 96% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 267 98% 100%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 290 93% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 311 90% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 270 98% 100%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 247 94% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 193 95% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 139 97% 100%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 161 100% 100%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 212 100% 100%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 156 100% 100%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 187 98% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 250 100% 100%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 307 100% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 284 100% 100%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 316 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 235 100% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 276 100% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 228 100% 99%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 180 100% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 172 100% 98%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 123 100% 99%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 62 100% 98%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 55 100% 98%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 64 100% 98%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 84 100% 98%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 96% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 93%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,631 96% 93%
2016–17 1,056 98% 95%
2015–16 691 97% 94%
2014–15 892 97% 92%
2013–14 1,722 99% 86%
2012–13 2,208 100% 85%
2011–12 2,356 98% 87%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 394 97% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 410 92% 90%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 375 98% 94%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 452 97% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 408 98% 94%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 288 97% 93%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 204 100% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 156 97% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 114 97% 94%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 106 98% 93%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 186 94% 94%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 285 99% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 244 99% 92%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 220 93% 91%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 195 98% 93%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 233 98% 92%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 315 98% 87%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 450 100% 85%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 502 99% 87%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 455 99% 87%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 414 100% 83%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 502 99% 83%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 607 100% 87%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 685 99% 88%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 435 99% 85%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 574 99% 83%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 698 97% 90%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 649 97% 90%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 100% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 99%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 2,046 100% 99%
2016–17 2,881 100% 99%
2015–16 3,953 100% 99%
2014–15 3,979 100% 99%
2013–14 3,176 100% 98%
2012–13 2,813 99% 97%
2011–12 2,173 100% 95%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 352 99% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 391 100% 98%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 539 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 764 100% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 639 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 690 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 668 99% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 884 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 783 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 1,003 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 1,054 100% 99%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 1,113 100% 99%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 923 99% 99%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 978 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 1,084 99% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 994 100% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 739 100% 98%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 784 100% 98%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 774 100% 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 879 100% 97%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 838 100% 96%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 713 100% 97%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 612 98% 97%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 650 99% 97%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 526 99% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 547 100% 94%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 484 100% 94%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 616 100% 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 11 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 12 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 919 11 days 12 days
2016–17 1,118 8 days 12 days
2015–16 705 9 days 12 days
2014–15 900 7 days 12 days
2013–14 1,111 6 days 12 days
2012–13 703 7 days 12 days
2011–12 265 5 days 12 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 157 13 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 237 12 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 258 10 days 12 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 267 8 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 290 7 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 311 8 days 12 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 270 8 days 13 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 247 12 days 12 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 193 8 days 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 139 10 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 161 11 days 12 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 212 9 days 12 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 156 10 days 13 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 187 9 days 12 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 250 5 days 12 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 307 5 days 11 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 284 6 days 12 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 316 5 days 12 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 235 6 days 12 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 276 6 days 11 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 228 8 days 12 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 180 7 days 12 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 172 6 days 12 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 123 5 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 62 5 days 12 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 55 10 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 64 5 days 11 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 84 5 days 12 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 24 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 46 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,631 24 days 46 days
2016–17 1,056 19 days 43 days
2015–16 691 19 days 43 days
2014–15 892 15 days 47 days
2013–14 1,722 8 days 48 days
2012–13 2,208 7 days 49 days
2011–12 2,356 13 days 48 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 394 26 days 47 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 410 32 days 51 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 375 23 days 45 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 452 20 days 42 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 408 20 days 43 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 288 22 days 49 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 204 15 days 43 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 156 15 days 41 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 114 11 days 42 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 106 26 days 46 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 186 26 days 44 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 285 18 days 43 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 244 20 days 44 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 220 14 days 51 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 195 13 days 46 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 233 9 days 46 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 315 9 days 49 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 450 6 days 50 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 502 9 days 44 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 455 8 days 45 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 414 8 days 49 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 502 8 days 53 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 607 8 days 48 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 685 6 days 47 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 435 12 days 49 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 574 9 days 54 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 698 13 days 46 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 649 14 days 46 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 51 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 2,046 51 days 163 days
2016–17 2,881 34 days 143 days
2015–16 3,953 14 days 126 days
2014–15 3,979 18 days 119 days
2013–14 3,176 29 days 111 days
2012–13 2,813 50 days 122 days
2011–12 2,173 57 days 127 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 352 42 days 196 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 391 51 days 177 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 539 42 days 147 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 764 64 days 143 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 639 40 days 159 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 690 40 days 153 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 668 27 days 133 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 884 28 days 130 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 783 19 days 151 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 1,003 14 days 133 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 1,054 14 days 114 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 1,113 10 days 111 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 923 19 days 132 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 978 16 days 117 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 1,084 17 days 110 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 994 21 days 117 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 739 29 days 115 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 784 35 days 119 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 774 27 days 102 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 879 28 days 104 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 838 36 days 119 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 713 62 days 128 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 612 53 days 119 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 650 53 days 122 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 526 56 days 127 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 547 56 days 131 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 484 65 days 130 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 616 50 days 121 days