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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, 100% of patients received Category 1 surgery within 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 99%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 434 100% 99%
2016–17 506 100% 99%
2015–16 353 100% 100%
2014–15 526 100% 100%
2013–14 539 100% 99%
2012–13 461 98% 98%
2011–12 529 90% 98%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 117 100% 99%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 89 100% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 137 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 91 100% 100%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 94 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 88 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 158 100% 100%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 166 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 90 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 60 100% 100%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 86 100% 100%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 117 100% 100%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 127 100% 100%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 135 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 114 100% 100%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 150 100% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 126 100% 100%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 135 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 129 100% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 149 100% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 123 100% 99%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 103 100% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 103 97% 98%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 132 94% 99%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 132 89% 98%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 100 90% 98%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 137 91% 98%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 160 91% 98%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 100% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 93%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,030 100% 93%
2016–17 1,022 100% 95%
2015–16 1,159 100% 94%
2014–15 1,063 100% 92%
2013–14 1,383 100% 86%
2012–13 1,132 96% 85%
2011–12 1,032 81% 87%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 266 100% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 245 100% 90%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 262 100% 94%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 257 100% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 253 100% 94%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 209 100% 93%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 292 100% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 268 100% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 355 100% 94%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 196 100% 93%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 292 100% 94%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 316 100% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 275 100% 92%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 204 100% 91%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 258 100% 93%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 326 100% 92%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 412 100% 87%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 229 100% 85%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 383 100% 87%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 359 100% 87%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 279 99% 83%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 237 100% 83%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 313 95% 87%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 303 90% 88%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 280 84% 85%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 245 78% 83%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 227 83% 90%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 280 80% 90%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 100% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 99%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,518 100% 99%
2016–17 1,558 100% 99%
2015–16 1,455 100% 99%
2014–15 1,642 99% 99%
2013–14 1,591 99% 98%
2012–13 1,486 98% 97%
2011–12 1,453 95% 95%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 372 100% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 323 99% 98%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 397 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 426 100% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 419 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 355 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 380 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 404 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 379 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 342 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 351 100% 99%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 383 100% 99%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 409 100% 99%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 348 99% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 453 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 432 98% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 334 99% 98%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 400 99% 98%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 411 100% 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 446 99% 97%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 394 100% 96%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 349 99% 97%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 392 97% 97%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 351 97% 97%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 346 96% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 343 94% 94%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 408 95% 94%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 356 94% 95%

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 10 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 12 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 434 10 days 12 days
2016–17 506 7 days 12 days
2015–16 353 12 days 12 days
2014–15 526 11 days 12 days
2013–14 539 11 days 12 days
2012–13 461 10 days 12 days
2011–12 529 12 days 12 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 117 11 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 89 14 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 137 8 days 12 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 91 12 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 94 13 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 88 7 days 12 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 158 5 days 13 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 166 7 days 12 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 90 15 days 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 60 9 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 86 10 days 12 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 117 13 days 12 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 127 13 days 13 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 135 11 days 12 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 114 9 days 12 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 150 13 days 11 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 126 13 days 12 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 135 9 days 12 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 129 13 days 12 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 149 11 days 11 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 123 9 days 12 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 103 8 days 12 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 103 10 days 12 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 132 11 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 132 13 days 12 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 100 13 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 137 14 days 11 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 160 11 days 12 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 45 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 46 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,030 45 days 46 days
2016–17 1,022 42 days 43 days
2015–16 1,159 48 days 43 days
2014–15 1,063 48 days 47 days
2013–14 1,383 50 days 48 days
2012–13 1,132 48 days 49 days
2011–12 1,032 56 days 48 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 266 49 days 47 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 245 43 days 51 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 262 46 days 45 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 257 42 days 42 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 253 40 days 43 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 209 38 days 49 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 292 44 days 43 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 268 42 days 41 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 355 43 days 42 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 196 52 days 46 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 292 47 days 44 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 316 51 days 43 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 275 48 days 44 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 204 44 days 51 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 258 46 days 46 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 326 50 days 46 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 412 43 days 49 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 229 48 days 50 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 383 55 days 44 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 359 53 days 45 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 279 46 days 49 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 237 42 days 53 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 313 52 days 48 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 303 54 days 47 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 280 56 days 49 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 245 62 days 54 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 227 48 days 46 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 280 61 days 46 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 231 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 163 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,518 231 days 163 days
2016–17 1,558 218 days 143 days
2015–16 1,455 217 days 126 days
2014–15 1,642 258 days 119 days
2013–14 1,591 232 days 111 days
2012–13 1,486 256 days 122 days
2011–12 1,453 239 days 127 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 372 254 days 196 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 323 245 days 177 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 397 226 days 147 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 426 203 days 143 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 419 218 days 159 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 355 216 days 153 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 380 224 days 133 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 404 200 days 130 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 379 204 days 151 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 342 194 days 133 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 351 234 days 114 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 383 228 days 111 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 409 269 days 132 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 348 272 days 117 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 453 242 days 110 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 432 245 days 117 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 334 242 days 115 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 400 203 days 119 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 411 231 days 102 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 446 274 days 104 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 394 279 days 119 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 349 227 days 128 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 392 257 days 119 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 351 258 days 122 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 346 214 days 127 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 343 219 days 131 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 408 253 days 130 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 356 243 days 121 days