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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, 100% 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 51 100% 99%
2016–17 59 100% 99%
2015–16 156 100% 98%
2014–15 121 100% 99%
2013–14 122 100% 99%
2012–13 103 100% 96%
2011–12 89 93% 92%

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

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 Apr–Jun 11 100% 99%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 12 100% 99%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 15 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 13 100% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 20 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 8 NP 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 11 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 20 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 41 100% 98%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 38 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 40 100% 98%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 37 100% 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 31 100% 99%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 14 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 29 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 47 100% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 35 100% 98%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 19 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 37 100% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 31 100% 98%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 20 100% 98%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 28 100% 96%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 30 100% 96%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 25 100% 94%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 28 100% 94%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 22 91% 91%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 18 94% 92%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 21 86% 90%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 99% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 98%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 205 99% 98%
2016–17 211 100% 98%
2015–16 347 100% 96%
2014–15 398 100% 96%
2013–14 508 99% 95%
2012–13 238 98% 91%
2011–12 178 97% 89%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 61 98% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 34 94% 98%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 58 100% 98%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 52 100% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 59 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 35 100% 97%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 46 100% 98%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 71 100% 97%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 79 100% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 86 100% 95%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 89 100% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 93 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 89 100% 96%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 74 100% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 110 100% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 125 100% 96%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 131 100% 96%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 122 100% 95%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 150 99% 95%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 105 99% 94%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 72 100% 94%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 48 100% 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 56 95% 92%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 62 98% 90%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 69 99% 91%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 54 98% 86%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 24 88% 89%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 31 97% 89%

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 100%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 2,285 100% 100%
2016–17 1,927 100% 99%
2015–16 1,938 100% 98%
2014–15 1,526 100% 99%
2013–14 1,373 100% 99%
2012–13 1,407 99% 98%
2011–12 1,097 100% 97%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 610 100% 100%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 532 100% 100%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 545 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 598 100% 100%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 567 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 344 99% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 496 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 520 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 486 100% 98%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 499 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 462 100% 98%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 491 100% 97%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 385 99% 98%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 354 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 374 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 413 100% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 449 100% 99%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 342 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 267 100% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 315 99% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 440 98% 98%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 328 99% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 304 100% 97%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 335 99% 98%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 352 100% 97%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 330 100% 97%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 229 100% 97%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 186 99% 97%

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 8 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 51 8 days 12 days
2016–17 59 5 days 11 days
2015–16 156 6 days 11 days
2014–15 121 7 days 9 days
2013–14 122 6 days 8 days
2012–13 103 7 days 9 days
2011–12 89 4 days 11 days

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

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 Apr–Jun 11 15 days 11 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 12 5 days 12 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 15 7 days 11 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 13 10 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 20 4 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 8 NP 11 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 11 6 days 11 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 20 5 days 10 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 41 4 days 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 38 6 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 40 9 days 11 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 37 4 days 11 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 31 10 days 10 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 14 8 days 9 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 29 4 days 9 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 47 6 days 8 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 35 3 days 9 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 19 8 days 8 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 37 7 days 8 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 31 5 days 8 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 20 6 days 10 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 28 7 days 8 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 30 7 days 9 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 25 8 days 10 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 28 4 days 9 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 22 5 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 18 4 days 10 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 21 7 days 11 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 25 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 36 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 205 25 days 36 days
2016–17 211 20 days 35 days
2015–16 347 20 days 36 days
2014–15 398 21 days 34 days
2013–14 508 23 days 35 days
2012–13 238 18 days 36 days
2011–12 178 14 days 37 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 61 24 days 35 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 34 21 days 38 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 58 31 days 36 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 52 26 days 37 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 59 19 days 34 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 35 32 days 36 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 46 17 days 35 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 71 15 days 33 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 79 17 days 35 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 86 17 days 39 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 89 23 days 36 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 93 20 days 35 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 89 22 days 35 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 74 21 days 35 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 110 19 days 32 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 125 24 days 34 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 131 25 days 34 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 122 22 days 35 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 150 29 days 35 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 105 20 days 35 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 72 18 days 36 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 48 19 days 37 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 56 21 days 35 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 62 14 days 35 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 69 14 days 35 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 54 20 days 42 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 24 7 days 36 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 31 15 days 36 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 34 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 84 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 2,285 34 days 84 days
2016–17 1,927 35 days 84 days
2015–16 1,938 35 days 86 days
2014–15 1,526 40 days 83 days
2013–14 1,373 41 days 83 days
2012–13 1,407 34 days 81 days
2011–12 1,097 24 days 69 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 610 35 days 82 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 532 39 days 96 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 545 29 days 84 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 598 35 days 78 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 567 36 days 80 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 344 42 days 94 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 496 31 days 79 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 520 34 days 84 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 486 32 days 87 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 499 40 days 98 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 462 36 days 83 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 491 36 days 77 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 385 42 days 84 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 354 47 days 90 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 374 32 days 81 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 413 35 days 81 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 449 39 days 84 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 342 48 days 98 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 267 36 days 77 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 315 39 days 74 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 440 31 days 89 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 328 33 days 84 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 304 30 days 75 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 335 47 days 78 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 352 28 days 71 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 330 28 days 75 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 229 14 days 63 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 186 25 days 66 days