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Auburn Hospital

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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 54 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 92 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 19 54 days 92 days
2016–17 21 13 days 80 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 19 NP 1.1%
2016–17 21 NP 0.2%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for breast lump surgery was 18 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 14 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 16 18 days 14 days
2016–17 13 36 days 14 days

Surgery for breast lump: 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 16 NP 0.1%
2016–17 13 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 139 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 70 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 162 139 days 70 days
2016–17 134 147 days 67 days

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for carpal tunnel release at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 162 0.0% 0.2%
2016–17 134 0.0% 0.3%

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 63 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 43 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 160 63 days 43 days
2016–17 133 71 days 41 days
2015–16 170 70 days 39 days
2014–15 172 78 days 42 days
2013–14 167 74 days 41 days
2012–13 183 68 days 51 days
2011–12 206 91 days 60 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 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 160 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 133 0.0% 0.1%
2015–16 170 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 172 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 167 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 183 0.0% 0.5%
2011–12 206 1.5% 2.7%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for colectomy (removing all or part of the colon) at this hospital.

Surgery for colectomy: 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 18 days
2016–17 <5 NP 14 days

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

Surgery for colectomy: 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 0.0%
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 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 49 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 20 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 13 49 days 20 days
2016–17 11 43 days 21 days
2015–16 <5 NP 21 days
2014–15 6 NP 20 days
2013–14 7 NP 20 days
2012–13 6 NP 19 days
2011–12 7 NP 21 days

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

Surgery for cystoscopy: 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 13 NP 0.1%
2016–17 11 NP 0.0%
2015–16 <5 NP 0.0%
2014–15 6 NP 0.2%
2013–14 7 NP 0.2%
2012–13 6 NP 0.1%
2011–12 7 NP 0.1%

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, the median waiting time for haemorrhoidectomy was 112 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 15 112 days 57 days
2016–17 67 61 days 49 days
2015–16 55 77 days 45 days
2014–15 90 84 days 56 days
2013–14 241 69 days 56 days
2012–13 14 60 days 59 days
2011–12 15 76 days 70 days

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: 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 15 NP 0.0%
2016–17 67 0.0% 0.0%
2015–16 55 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 90 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 241 0.0% 0.6%
2012–13 14 NP 0.8%
2011–12 15 NP 4.2%

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

Surgery for herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for herniorrhaphy was 84 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 56 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 82 84 days 56 days
2016–17 73 83 days 52 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for herniorrhaphy 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 82 0.0% 0.1%
2016–17 73 0.0% 0.2%

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, the median waiting time for hysterectomy was 77 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 23 77 days 48 days
2016–17 22 62 days 43 days
2015–16 22 80 days 39 days
2014–15 15 43 days 45 days
2013–14 23 44 days 42 days
2012–13 22 49 days 48 days
2011–12 31 69 days 52 days

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 23 NP 0.3%
2016–17 22 NP 0.1%
2015–16 22 NP 0.2%
2014–15 15 NP 0.5%
2013–14 23 NP 1.3%
2012–13 22 NP 1.0%
2011–12 31 NP 0.6%

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 25 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 340 30 days 25 days
2016–17 305 28 days 22 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
2017–18 340 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 305 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 136 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 95 136 days 57 days
2016–17 80 84 days 56 days
2015–16 119 125 days 54 days
2014–15 85 89 days 53 days
2013–14 118 86 days 56 days
2012–13 105 80 days 66 days
2011–12 125 123 days 69 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy 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 95 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 80 0.0% 0.1%
2015–16 119 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 85 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 118 0.0% 0.4%
2012–13 105 0.0% 0.9%
2011–12 125 1.6% 3.3%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for laparoscopy was 61 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 54 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 33 61 days 54 days
2016–17 28 46 days 48 days

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 33 NP 0.2%
2016–17 28 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 2017–18, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 258 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 253 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 18 258 days 253 days
2016–17 8 NP 135 days
2014–15 <5 NP 147 days
2013–14 <5 NP 177 days
2012–13 9 NP 241 days
2011–12 9 NP 287 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 18 NP 12.4%
2016–17 8 NP 1.0%
2014–15 <5 NP 3.2%
2013–14 <5 NP 3.5%
2012–13 9 NP 4.4%
2011–12 9 NP 14.4%

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

Surgery for myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 180 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 82 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 69 180 days 82 days
2016–17 55 267 days 60 days
2015–16 <5 NP 70 days
2013–14 <5 NP 85 days
2012–13 <5 NP 74 days
2011–12 <5 NP 74 days

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

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for myringotomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.4%.

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 69 0.0% 0.4%
2016–17 55 0.0% 0.1%
2015–16 <5 NP 0.0%
2013–14 <5 NP 1.9%
2012–13 <5 NP 1.9%
2011–12 <5 NP 1.0%

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

Surgery for ovary removal: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for ovary removal was 43 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 35 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 33 43 days 35 days
2016–17 12 29 days 37 days

Surgery for ovary removal: 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 33 NP 0.1%
2016–17 12 NP 0.0%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 344 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 270 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 89 344 days 270 days
2016–17 84 342 days 210 days
2015–16 82 314 days 225 days
2014–15 101 314 days 220 days
2013–14 80 338 days 179 days
2012–13 113 329 days 190 days
2011–12 99 323 days 188 days

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

In 2017–18, 1.1% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 89 1.1% 2.1%
2016–17 84 1.2% 1.2%
2015–16 82 0.0% 0.9%
2014–15 101 1.0% 3.8%
2013–14 80 3.8% 5.3%
2012–13 113 2.7% 9.5%
2011–12 99 10.1% 9.6%

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

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for removal of skin lesion was 36 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 29 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 258 36 days 29 days
2016–17 301 38 days 28 days

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for removal of skin lesion 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
2017–18 258 0.0% 0.1%
2016–17 301 0.0% 0.1%

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

Surgery for thyroidectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for thyroidectomy was 80 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 29 80 days 27 days
2016–17 19 60 days 23 days

Surgery for thyroidectomy: 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 29 NP 0.0%
2016–17 19 NP 0.0%

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, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 308 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 119 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 265 308 days 119 days
2016–17 159 327 days 82 days
2015–16 100 297 days 126 days
2014–15 126 317 days 155 days
2013–14 88 310 days 133 days
2012–13 87 302 days 122 days
2011–12 112 313 days 112 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.4% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 265 0.4% 0.6%
2016–17 159 0.0% 0.1%
2015–16 100 0.0% 0.9%
2014–15 126 1.6% 3.2%
2013–14 88 2.3% 2.7%
2012–13 87 0.0% 3.5%
2011–12 112 2.7% 5.9%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for varicose veins treatment was 118 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 77 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 115 118 days 77 days
2016–17 108 196 days 59 days
2015–16 108 279 days 77 days
2014–15 124 272 days 148 days
2013–14 160 196 days 99 days
2012–13 130 143 days 90 days
2011–12 128 112 days 121 days

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for varicose veins treatment at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 115 0.0% 2.4%
2016–17 108 0.0% 1.0%
2015–16 108 0.0% 1.9%
2014–15 124 0.0% 10.5%
2013–14 160 0.6% 3.5%
2012–13 130 1.5% 8.9%
2011–12 128 2.3% 16.2%