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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, 91% of patients received Category 1 surgery within 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 98%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 369 91% 98%
2016–17 418 91% 99%
2015–16 437 93% 99%
2014–15 455 93% 98%
2013–14 468 91% 98%
2012–13 495 90% 98%
2011–12 545 88% 93%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 87 92% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 92 80% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 83 95% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 107 96% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 98 92% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 103 84% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 116 93% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 101 95% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 109 91% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 96 93% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 128 98% 99%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 104 90% 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 110 95% 98%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 113 96% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 102 95% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 130 88% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 109 92% 99%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 105 92% 98%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 123 86% 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 131 95% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 119 87% 97%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 112 81% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 117 97% 99%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 147 92% 98%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 156 92% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 118 83% 90%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 145 91% 94%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 126 83% 95%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 84% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 90%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 661 84% 90%
2016–17 709 87% 92%
2015–16 839 73% 92%
2014–15 841 78% 94%
2013–14 804 85% 91%
2012–13 773 83% 91%
2011–12 790 81% 91%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 169 78% 89%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 150 88% 87%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 160 88% 91%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 182 83% 93%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 194 91% 94%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 172 84% 91%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 174 88% 93%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 169 86% 91%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 236 72% 91%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 184 69% 90%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 202 75% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 217 76% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 225 83% 94%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 205 71% 93%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 183 78% 95%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 228 77% 94%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 174 84% 92%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 212 82% 89%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 208 94% 91%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 210 80% 91%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 171 81% 91%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 166 81% 91%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 208 87% 90%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 228 82% 91%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 184 83% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 208 76% 87%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 195 86% 93%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 203 79% 93%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 98% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 97%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 646 98% 97%
2016–17 697 95% 97%
2015–16 1,018 74% 96%
2014–15 814 78% 97%
2013–14 892 80% 97%
2012–13 739 74% 95%
2011–12 563 96% 96%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 143 98% 96%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 149 98% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 164 98% 97%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 190 97% 96%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 178 96% 98%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 168 98% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 197 96% 97%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 154 90% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 328 90% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 212 82% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 250 67% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 228 51% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 140 51% 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 177 66% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 238 89% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 259 90% 97%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 262 87% 96%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 210 86% 97%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 175 70% 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 245 76% 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 205 92% 97%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 234 59% 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 179 68% 95%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 121 82% 96%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 160 95% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 126 96% 96%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 152 97% 97%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 125 96% 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 19 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 13 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 369 19 days 13 days
2016–17 418 17 days 13 days
2015–16 437 13 days 12 days
2014–15 455 13 days 10 days
2013–14 468 14 days 11 days
2012–13 495 13 days 11 days
2011–12 545 14 days 13 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 87 20 days 14 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 92 19 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 83 20 days 13 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 107 18 days 13 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 98 17 days 13 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 103 16 days 13 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 116 16 days 12 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 101 19 days 13 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 109 13 days 13 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 96 18 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 128 11 days 12 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 104 14 days 12 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 110 13 days 11 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 113 10 days 10 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 102 10 days 10 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 130 14 days 10 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 109 11 days 10 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 105 13 days 9 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 123 14 days 12 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 131 15 days 11 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 119 14 days 12 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 112 20 days 9 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 117 12 days 10 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 147 13 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 156 12 days 13 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 118 16 days 13 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 145 13 days 12 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 126 17 days 13 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 52 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 48 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 661 52 days 48 days
2016–17 709 39 days 44 days
2015–16 839 54 days 44 days
2014–15 841 51 days 42 days
2013–14 804 37 days 43 days
2012–13 773 32 days 42 days
2011–12 790 43 days 38 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 169 62 days 46 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 150 53 days 49 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 160 48 days 48 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 182 36 days 47 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 194 37 days 43 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 172 42 days 47 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 174 37 days 45 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 169 41 days 43 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 236 54 days 42 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 184 57 days 49 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 202 58 days 44 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 217 47 days 41 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 225 50 days 42 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 205 56 days 45 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 183 56 days 42 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 228 48 days 41 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 174 33 days 44 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 212 38 days 47 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 208 33 days 42 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 210 41 days 41 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 171 36 days 43 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 166 31 days 44 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 208 27 days 40 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 228 34 days 41 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 184 36 days 41 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 208 57 days 44 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 195 44 days 38 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 203 40 days 33 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 148 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 110 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 646 148 days 110 days
2016–17 697 245 days 126 days
2015–16 1,018 278 days 147 days
2014–15 814 104 days 135 days
2013–14 892 80 days 115 days
2012–13 739 114 days 112 days
2011–12 563 103 days 97 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 143 192 days 111 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 149 181 days 117 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 164 129 days 108 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 190 99 days 104 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 178 185 days 131 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 168 307 days 117 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 197 262 days 118 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 154 279 days 136 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 328 256 days 181 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 212 303 days 131 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 250 295 days 133 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 228 350 days 143 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 140 364 days 170 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 177 103 days 138 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 238 56 days 119 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 259 103 days 122 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 262 69 days 137 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 210 71 days 122 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 175 196 days 110 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 245 54 days 106 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 205 40 days 98 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 234 311 days 123 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 179 153 days 112 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 121 99 days 113 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 160 74 days 108 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 126 93 days 110 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 152 112 days 89 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 125 106 days 85 days