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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by intended procedure

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 intended procedure – which is the procedure for which a patient has been placed on the elective surgery waiting list.

In 2016–17 the list of 15 ‘Indicator procedures’ was replaced by a more extensive list of 152 ‘Intended procedures’. From 2016–17, data are presented here for the original 15 procedures and the next 10 most common procedures reported for all hospitals, except Children’s hospitals, combined. For Children’s hospitals the next 10 most common for those hospitals are presented. Data for all intended procedures are available in the Excel download.

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for arthroscopy (keyhole surgery on a joint) at this hospital.

Surgery for arthroscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for arthroscopy was 50 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 12 50 days 49 days
2016–17 17 56 days 47 days

Surgery for arthroscopy: 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 12 NP 2.8%
2016–17 17 NP 2.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for breast lump surgery (removal and/or biopsy) at this hospital.

Surgery for breast lump: median waiting times

In 2016–17 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 17 days

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

Surgery for breast lump: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for carpal tunnel release at this hospital.

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for carpal tunnel release was 50 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 57 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 35 50 days 57 days
2016–17 35 50 days 50 days

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: 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 35 NP 0.3%
2016–17 35 NP 0.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cataract extraction at this hospital.

Surgery for cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cataract extraction was 173 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 125 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 495 173 days 125 days
2016–17 510 293 days 167 days
2015–16 677 328 days 252 days
2014–15 563 97 days 253 days
2013–14 699 63 days 202 days
2012–13 430 293 days 204 days
2011–12 320 137 days 147 days

Surgery for cataract extraction: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 1.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cataract extraction at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.5%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 495 1.4% 0.5%
2016–17 510 4.5% 0.4%
2015–16 677 32.6% 4.9%
2014–15 563 23.3% 5.0%
2013–14 699 20.3% 3.9%
2012–13 430 38.4% 5.4%
2011–12 320 0.6% 1.3%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 34 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 43 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 65 34 days 43 days
2016–17 63 36 days 43 days
2015–16 70 77 days 43 days
2014–15 73 61 days 42 days
2013–14 54 44 days 42 days
2012–13 92 39 days 41 days
2011–12 87 31 days 38 days

Surgery for cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 65 0.0% 0.1%
2016–17 63 0.0% 0.2%
2015–16 70 2.9% 0.2%
2014–15 73 2.7% 0.2%
2013–14 54 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 92 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 87 0.0% 0.2%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cystoscopy (inspection of the urinary bladder) at this hospital.

Surgery for cystoscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cystoscopy was 34 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 27 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 202 34 days 27 days
2016–17 147 44 days 22 days
2015–16 172 41 days 16 days
2014–15 125 30 days 16 days
2013–14 118 36 days 15 days
2012–13 130 23 days 24 days
2011–12 107 28 days 30 days

Surgery for cystoscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cystoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 202 0.0% 1.6%
2016–17 147 2.0% 0.4%
2015–16 172 1.7% 0.2%
2014–15 125 0.0% 0.0%
2013–14 118 0.0% 0.0%
2012–13 130 0.0% 0.0%
2011–12 107 0.9% 0.2%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for haemorrhoidectomy (haemorrhoid removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18 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 6 NP 48 days
2016–17 15 20 days 46 days
2015–16 14 69 days 55 days
2014–15 9 NP 50 days
2013–14 9 NP 54 days
2012–13 14 33 days 48 days
2011–12 8 NP 43 days

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

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: 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 6 NP 0.0%
2016–17 15 NP 0.0%
2015–16 14 NP 0.4%
2014–15 9 NP 0.4%
2013–14 9 NP 1.0%
2012–13 14 NP 0.0%
2011–12 8 NP 1.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for hysterectomy at this hospital.

Surgery for hysterectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18 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 57 days
2016–17 14 88 days 54 days
2015–16 42 76 days 48 days
2014–15 28 51 days 42 days
2013–14 38 41 days 44 days
2012–13 41 78 days 41 days
2011–12 21 47 days 42 days

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

Surgery for hysterectomy: 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 0.2%
2016–17 14 NP 0.2%
2015–16 42 NP 0.2%
2014–15 28 NP 0.2%
2013–14 38 NP 0.8%
2012–13 41 NP 0.5%
2011–12 21 NP 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for hysteroscopy (inspection of the uterine cavity) at this hospital.

Surgery for hysteroscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for hysteroscopy was 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 23 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 102 30 days 23 days
2016–17 116 24 days 20 days

Surgery for hysteroscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysteroscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 102 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 116 0.0% 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for inguinal herniorrhaphy (repairing groin hernia) at this hospital.

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 49 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 55 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 47 49 days 55 days
2016–17 63 37 days 55 days
2015–16 78 95 days 57 days
2014–15 70 86 days 51 days
2013–14 75 52 days 56 days
2012–13 59 42 days 49 days
2011–12 114 42 days 48 days

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18 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 47 NP 0.5%
2016–17 63 1.6% 0.6%
2015–16 78 1.3% 0.2%
2014–15 70 4.3% 0.4%
2013–14 75 0.0% 0.4%
2012–13 59 3.4% 0.8%
2011–12 114 0.0% 1.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for laparoscopy (inspection of the abdomen or pelvis) at this hospital.

Surgery for laparoscopy: 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 54 days
2016–17 <5 NP 37 days

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

Surgery for laparoscopy: 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 0.1%
2016–17 <5 NP 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for myringoplasty (repairing ear perforation) at this hospital.

Surgery for myringoplasty: 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 83 days
2016–17 <5 NP 29 days
2015–16 <5 NP 19 days
2013–14 <5 NP 82 days
2012–13 <5 NP 27 days
2011–12 <5 NP 62 days

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

Surgery for myringoplasty: 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 6.5%
2016–17 <5 NP 3.4%
2015–16 <5 NP 7.1%
2013–14 <5 NP 11.1%
2012–13 <5 NP 7.8%
2011–12 <5 NP 4.5%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for septoplasty (straightening of the nasal septum) at this hospital.

Surgery for septoplasty: 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 161 days
2013–14 <5 NP 258 days
2012–13 <5 NP 240 days
2011–12 <5 NP 174 days

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

Surgery for septoplasty: 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 3.3%
2013–14 <5 NP 31.3%
2012–13 <5 NP 26.5%
2011–12 <5 NP 13.5%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for tonsillectomy (removing the tonsils) at this hospital.

Surgery for tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18 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 114 days
2016–17 8 NP 123 days
2015–16 <5 NP 169 days
2014–15 7 NP 153 days
2013–14 9 NP 106 days
2012–13 22 98 days 130 days
2011–12 18 67 days 138 days

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

Surgery for tonsillectomy: 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 7.2%
2016–17 8 NP 5.2%
2015–16 <5 NP 13.6%
2014–15 7 NP 13.8%
2013–14 9 NP 11.6%
2012–13 22 NP 12.2%
2011–12 18 NP 9.8%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for varicose veins treatment at this hospital.

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: 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 80 days
2016–17 5 NP 84 days
2015–16 <5 NP 92 days
2014–15 5 NP 71 days
2013–14 <5 NP 77 days
2012–13 <5 NP 77 days
2011–12 <5 NP 84 days

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

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: 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 0.9%
2016–17 5 NP 2.2%
2015–16 <5 NP 0.9%
2014–15 5 NP 1.7%
2013–14 <5 NP 0.6%
2012–13 <5 NP 0.7%
2011–12 <5 NP 2.9%