Search control section

Left hand navigation section

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. 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.

Cardio-thoracic surgery is performed on the organs inside the chest, in particular, the heart and lungs.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by cardio-thoracic surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by cardio-thoracic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by cardio-thoracic surgeons was 9 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 253 9 days unpeered

Surgery by cardio-thoracic surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by cardio-thoracic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 253 0.0% unpeered

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 98 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 774 98 days unpeered

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17, 13.6% 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
2016–17 774 13.6% unpeered

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons was 28 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 126 28 days unpeered

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

In 2016–17, 0.0% 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
2016–17 126 0.0% unpeered

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 36 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 840 36 days unpeered

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

In 2016–17, 0.6% 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
2016–17 840 0.6% unpeered

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 39 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 732 39 days unpeered

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

In 2016–17, 0.8% 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
2016–17 732 0.8% unpeered

Neurosurgery is surgery on the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Common procedures include removing tumours and blood clots in the brain and spinal cord, treatment of head or spinal injuries, repairing malformed blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord, repairing damaged nerves, and surgical treatment of diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by neurosurgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by neurosurgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by neurosurgeons was 36 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 281 36 days unpeered

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

In 2016–17, 0.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by neurosurgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 281 0.4% unpeered

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons was 96 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 1,061 96 days unpeered

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

In 2016–17, 7.4% 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
2016–17 1,061 7.4% unpeered

Paediatric surgery focusses on children from birth up to 15 years of age.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by paediatric surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by paediatric surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by paediatric surgeons was 42 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 608 42 days unpeered

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

In 2016–17, 0.2% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by paediatric surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 608 0.2% unpeered

Plastic surgery involves the modification or reconstruction of the visible physical features of the body. It is commonly performed on people who have suffered severe injuries or burns, people who were born with physical malformations, or people whose physical appearance has been affected by a disease.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by plastic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons was 20 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 832 20 days unpeered

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

In 2016–17, 1.6% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 832 1.6% unpeered

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 28 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 1,269 28 days unpeered

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

In 2016–17, 0.2% 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
2016–17 1,269 0.2% unpeered

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 17 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 568 17 days unpeered

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

In 2016–17, 4.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 568 4.9% unpeered

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 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon was 30 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 391 30 days unpeered

Surgery by other types of surgeon: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17, 0.5% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 391 0.5% unpeered