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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.

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 280 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 172 280 days Not peered
2016–17 141 108 days Not peered
2015–16 251 52 days 99 days
2014–15 404 144 days 119 days
2013–14 308 80 days 113 days
2012–13 296 89 days 104 days
2011–12 312 48 days 95 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: 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 ear, nose and throat surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 172 0.6% Not peered
2016–17 141 3.5% Not peered
2015–16 251 1.6% 0.6%
2014–15 404 4.5% 2.5%
2013–14 308 0.0% 3.1%
2012–13 296 5.1% 3.6%
2011–12 312 1.0% 4.6%

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 63 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 940 63 days Not peered
2016–17 1,055 65 days Not peered
2015–16 1,217 15 days 77 days
2014–15 1,194 21 days 63 days
2013–14 1,224 32 days 64 days
2012–13 1,210 72 days 80 days
2011–12 931 70 days 78 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.2% 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
2017–18 940 0.2% Not peered
2016–17 1,055 0.1% Not peered
2015–16 1,217 0.2% 0.2%
2014–15 1,194 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 1,224 0.1% 1.0%
2012–13 1,210 0.1% 0.5%
2011–12 931 0.2% 0.7%

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 12 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 966 12 days Not peered
2016–17 1,116 9 days Not peered
2015–16 1,094 8 days 33 days
2014–15 1,278 8 days 35 days
2013–14 1,318 10 days 35 days
2012–13 1,164 7 days 41 days
2011–12 1,011 9 days 47 days

Surgery by general surgeons: 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 general surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 966 0.1% Not peered
2016–17 1,116 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 1,094 0.0% 0.2%
2014–15 1,278 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 1,318 0.0% 0.4%
2012–13 1,164 0.0% 0.8%
2011–12 1,011 0.0% 2.3%

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 32 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 319 32 days Not peered
2016–17 479 24 days Not peered
2015–16 619 19 days 29 days
2014–15 640 15 days 35 days
2013–14 735 14 days 33 days
2012–13 836 15 days 35 days
2011–12 693 19 days 37 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 319 0.3% Not peered
2016–17 479 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 619 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 640 0.0% 0.4%
2013–14 735 0.0% 0.5%
2012–13 836 0.1% 0.7%
2011–12 693 0.0% 0.3%

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 38 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 581 38 days Not peered
2016–17 649 37 days Not peered
2015–16 633 32 days 82 days
2014–15 680 34 days 83 days
2013–14 608 45 days 81 days
2012–13 563 50 days 87 days
2011–12 554 62 days 97 days

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
2017–18 581 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 649 0.3% Not peered
2015–16 633 0.2% 2.6%
2014–15 680 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 608 0.0% 1.4%
2012–13 563 0.4% 3.3%
2011–12 554 0.2% 5.2%

Paediatric surgery focusses on children from birth up to 15 years of age.

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

Surgery by paediatric surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by paediatric surgeons was 88 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 55 88 days Not peered
2016–17 44 72 days Not peered

Surgery by paediatric 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 paediatric 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 55 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 44 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 34 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 188 34 days Not peered
2016–17 215 29 days Not peered
2015–16 162 18 days 38 days
2014–15 107 14 days 33 days
2013–14 21 29 days 35 days
2012–13 21 22 days 29 days
2011–12 22 47 days 30 days

Surgery by plastic 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 plastic 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.
2017–18 188 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 215 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 162 0.0% 1.1%
2014–15 107 0.0% 1.7%
2013–14 21 NP 2.1%
2012–13 21 NP 1.9%
2011–12 22 NP 5.0%

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 14 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,291 14 days Not peered
2016–17 1,328 13 days Not peered
2015–16 1,286 12 days 21 days
2014–15 1,338 9 days 20 days
2013–14 1,556 7 days 20 days
2012–13 1,450 8 days 19 days
2011–12 920 18 days 23 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.2% 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 1,291 0.2% Not peered
2016–17 1,328 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 1,286 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 1,338 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 1,556 0.0% 0.6%
2012–13 1,450 0.0% 0.3%
2011–12 920 0.0% 0.2%

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 32 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 13 32 days Not peered
2016–17 18 25 days Not peered
2015–16 15 10 days 114 days
2012–13 <5 NP 75 days

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

Surgery by vascular 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 13 NP Not peered
2016–17 18 NP Not peered
2015–16 15 NP 2.6%
2012–13 <5 NP 8.5%

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 7 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 71 7 days Not peered
2016–17 10 3 days Not peered
2015–16 72 30 days 27 days
2014–15 130 5 days 28 days
2013–14 236 4 days 38 days
2012–13 180 5 days 37 days
2011–12 351 6 days 23 days

Surgery by other types of surgeon: 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 all other types of surgeon 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 71 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 10 NP Not peered
2015–16 72 0.0% 0.0%
2014–15 130 0.8% 0.2%
2013–14 236 0.0% 0.8%
2012–13 180 0.0% 0.4%
2011–12 351 0.3% 0.2%