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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 30 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 87 30 days Not peered
2016–17 133 22 days Not peered
2015–16 120 21 days 60 days
2014–15 120 15 days 56 days
2013–14 136 23 days 71 days
2012–13 127 23 days 79 days
2011–12 140 23 days 68 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 87 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 133 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 120 0.0% 8.9%
2014–15 120 0.0% 9.7%
2013–14 136 1.5% 10.4%
2012–13 127 0.0% 9.0%
2011–12 140 0.0% 5.6%

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 168 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 532 168 days Not peered
2016–17 538 288 days Not peered
2015–16 719 325 days 238 days
2014–15 719 88 days 239 days
2013–14 813 63 days 179 days
2012–13 500 129 days 165 days
2011–12 388 113 days 119 days

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

In 2017–18, 2.6% 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
2017–18 532 2.6% Not peered
2016–17 538 5.4% Not peered
2015–16 719 32.4% 4.6%
2014–15 719 22.1% 5.1%
2013–14 813 19.9% 4.0%
2012–13 500 35.4% 5.1%
2011–12 388 3.9% 1.4%

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 29 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 490 29 days Not peered
2016–17 553 28 days Not peered
2015–16 619 40 days 31 days
2014–15 531 41 days 30 days
2013–14 464 34 days 31 days
2012–13 580 25 days 29 days
2011–12 661 28 days 30 days

Surgery by general 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 general surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 490 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 553 0.5% Not peered
2015–16 619 3.2% 0.4%
2014–15 531 2.8% 0.3%
2013–14 464 0.2% 0.3%
2012–13 580 0.5% 0.3%
2011–12 661 0.2% 0.5%

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 31 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 209 31 days Not peered
2016–17 263 26 days Not peered
2015–16 410 26 days 23 days
2014–15 421 23 days 24 days
2013–14 399 20 days 26 days
2012–13 354 25 days 24 days
2011–12 246 25 days 22 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
2017–18 209 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 263 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 410 0.2% 0.0%
2014–15 421 0.2% 0.1%
2013–14 399 1.3% 0.3%
2012–13 354 0.8% 0.2%
2011–12 246 0.4% 0.1%

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 52 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 72 52 days Not peered
2016–17 88 52 days Not peered
2015–16 116 34 days 72 days
2014–15 126 38 days 70 days
2013–14 160 33 days 77 days
2012–13 222 27 days 70 days
2011–12 291 32 days 76 days

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

In 2017–18, 1.4% 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 72 1.4% Not peered
2016–17 88 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 116 0.0% 1.8%
2014–15 126 1.6% 1.2%
2013–14 160 2.5% 1.4%
2012–13 222 0.9% 3.0%
2011–12 291 0.7% 4.4%

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 34 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 238 34 days Not peered
2016–17 205 37 days Not peered
2015–16 266 56 days 24 days
2014–15 171 32 days 22 days
2013–14 174 33 days 20 days
2012–13 193 26 days 27 days
2011–12 155 28 days 28 days

Surgery by urological 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 urological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 238 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 205 1.5% Not peered
2015–16 266 5.3% 0.6%
2014–15 171 2.9% 0.2%
2013–14 174 1.7% 0.2%
2012–13 193 0.5% 0.1%
2011–12 155 2.6% 0.3%

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 2011–12 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.
2011–12 6 NP 28 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 2011–12 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.
2011–12 6 NP 0.0%

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 22 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 48 22 days Not peered
2016–17 44 27 days Not peered
2015–16 44 35 days 16 days
2014–15 22 52 days 15 days
2013–14 18 45 days 15 days
2012–13 31 28 days 16 days
2011–12 11 20 days 16 days

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 48 NP Not peered
2016–17 44 NP Not peered
2015–16 44 NP 0.4%
2014–15 22 NP 0.2%
2013–14 18 NP 0.2%
2012–13 31 NP 1.4%
2011–12 11 NP 0.6%