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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 46 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 126 46 days Not peered
2016–17 130 40 days Not peered
2015–16 130 27 days 93 days
2014–15 105 29 days 74 days
2013–14 107 34 days 73 days
2012–13 116 32 days 79 days
2011–12 128 29 days 76 days

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

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 126 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 130 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 130 0.0% 4.8%
2014–15 105 5.7% 3.8%
2013–14 107 1.9% 3.8%
2012–13 116 0.0% 5.2%
2011–12 128 0.8% 3.7%

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 66 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.
2017–18 104 66 days Not peered
2016–17 299 156 days Not peered
2015–16 120 57 days 197 days
2013–14 <5 NP 204 days

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

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

In 2017–18, 9.6% 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 104 9.6% Not peered
2016–17 299 4.7% Not peered
2015–16 120 4.2% 7.7%
2013–14 <5 NP 9.3%

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 27 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 729 27 days Not peered
2016–17 836 27 days Not peered
2015–16 838 36 days 29 days
2014–15 775 36 days 28 days
2013–14 799 35 days 28 days
2012–13 816 30 days 30 days
2011–12 768 31 days 31 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
2017–18 729 0.1% Not peered
2016–17 836 0.1% Not peered
2015–16 838 1.6% 1.4%
2014–15 775 1.4% 1.8%
2013–14 799 0.4% 1.8%
2012–13 816 0.1% 2.7%
2011–12 768 0.1% 2.0%

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 36 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 352 36 days Not peered
2016–17 380 39 days Not peered
2015–16 356 37 days 39 days
2014–15 453 61 days 42 days
2013–14 513 40 days 40 days
2012–13 474 34 days 36 days
2011–12 528 55 days 37 days

Surgery by gynaecological 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 gynaecological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 352 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 380 0.8% Not peered
2015–16 356 3.4% 1.1%
2014–15 453 7.5% 1.3%
2013–14 513 3.7% 0.6%
2012–13 474 3.4% 1.2%
2011–12 528 3.2% 1.4%

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 127 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 520 127 days Not peered
2016–17 563 136 days Not peered
2015–16 633 147 days 92 days
2014–15 482 182 days 79 days
2013–14 403 126 days 79 days
2012–13 408 97 days 79 days
2011–12 509 56 days 78 days

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

In 2017–18, 10.8% 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
2017–18 520 10.8% Not peered
2016–17 563 13.5% Not peered
2015–16 633 15.0% 6.6%
2014–15 482 23.4% 6.1%
2013–14 403 16.9% 6.7%
2012–13 408 17.4% 8.0%
2011–12 509 4.5% 7.6%

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 all years reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 5 NP Not peered
2016–17 <5 NP Not peered
2015–16 <5 NP 27 days
2014–15 <5 NP 27 days

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

Surgery by urological 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 5 NP Not peered
2016–17 <5 NP Not peered
2015–16 <5 NP 1.5%
2014–15 <5 NP 1.4%

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 all years reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 <5 NP Not peered
2016–17 <5 NP Not peered
2014–15 <5 NP 12 days
2012–13 <5 NP 17 days
2011–12 <5 NP 15 days

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

Surgery by other types of surgeon: 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 <5 NP Not peered
2016–17 <5 NP Not peered
2014–15 <5 NP 0.8%
2012–13 <5 NP 1.9%
2011–12 <5 NP 0.8%