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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 97%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 425 100% 97%
2016–17 406 100% 96%
2015–16 380 100% 97%
2014–15 452 100% 98%
2013–14 644 100% 97%
2012–13 635 98% 95%
2011–12 553 95% 92%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 84 100% 96%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 95 100% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 108 100% 97%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 138 100% 96%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 111 100% 96%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 84 100% 96%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 97 100% 96%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 114 100% 97%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 102 100% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 96 100% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 79 100% 97%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 103 100% 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 122 100% 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 96 100% 97%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 127 100% 98%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 107 100% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 145 100% 97%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 145 100% 97%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 185 100% 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 169 100% 97%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 180 100% 96%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 143 100% 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 150 99% 94%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 162 95% 94%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 119 97% 92%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 106 94% 92%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 156 97% 93%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 172 93% 92%

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 85%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,141 100% 85%
2016–17 1,074 100% 87%
2015–16 1,157 100% 85%
2014–15 1,388 100% 85%
2013–14 1,417 100% 78%
2012–13 1,332 96% 75%
2011–12 1,317 94% 77%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 309 100% 84%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 267 100% 82%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 291 100% 86%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 274 100% 88%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 271 100% 87%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 242 100% 85%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 285 100% 88%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 276 100% 87%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 277 100% 85%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 222 100% 84%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 306 100% 86%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 352 100% 87%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 321 100% 84%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 304 100% 83%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 396 100% 87%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 367 100% 85%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 377 100% 82%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 275 100% 76%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 391 99% 78%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 374 99% 77%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 343 99% 74%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 271 93% 73%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 348 95% 76%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 370 95% 77%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 337 96% 77%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 284 93% 73%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 306 92% 79%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 390 93% 80%

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 94%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,400 100% 94%
2016–17 1,357 100% 95%
2015–16 1,404 100% 95%
2014–15 1,360 100% 96%
2013–14 1,244 99% 93%
2012–13 1,077 96% 91%
2011–12 1,085 97% 91%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 329 100% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 318 100% 93%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 364 100% 93%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 389 100% 95%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 353 100% 95%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 316 100% 95%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 314 100% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 374 100% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 354 100% 95%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 317 100% 95%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 343 100% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 390 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 349 100% 95%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 316 100% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 350 100% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 345 100% 95%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 286 100% 94%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 322 100% 94%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 297 99% 92%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 339 96% 93%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 297 95% 92%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 250 95% 92%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 272 96% 91%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 258 97% 91%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 255 99% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 242 97% 91%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 277 97% 92%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 311 96% 92%

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 13 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 13 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 425 13 days 13 days
2016–17 406 12 days 13 days
2015–16 380 11 days 11 days
2014–15 452 12 days 11 days
2013–14 644 12 days 11 days
2012–13 635 13 days 12 days
2011–12 553 12 days 12 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 84 15 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 95 13 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 108 15 days 13 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 138 11 days 13 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 111 16 days 13 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 84 11 days 13 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 97 12 days 12 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 114 11 days 12 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 102 13 days 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 96 7 days 11 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 79 14 days 11 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 103 9 days 11 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 122 11 days 12 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 96 12 days 11 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 127 9 days 10 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 107 17 days 10 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 145 11 days 11 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 145 13 days 10 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 185 10 days 11 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 169 13 days 12 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 180 14 days 13 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 143 12 days 11 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 150 12 days 12 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 162 12 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 119 13 days 12 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 106 14 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 156 12 days 12 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 172 10 days 12 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 41 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 51 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,141 41 days 51 days
2016–17 1,074 44 days 49 days
2015–16 1,157 47 days 48 days
2014–15 1,388 44 days 49 days
2013–14 1,417 43 days 55 days
2012–13 1,332 45 days 56 days
2011–12 1,317 43 days 53 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 309 44 days 52 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 267 35 days 56 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 291 41 days 51 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 274 40 days 48 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 271 45 days 49 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 242 49 days 53 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 285 45 days 47 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 276 42 days 47 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 277 47 days 49 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 222 46 days 50 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 306 43 days 46 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 352 49 days 48 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 321 50 days 48 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 304 44 days 53 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 396 42 days 48 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 367 48 days 48 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 377 42 days 52 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 275 42 days 60 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 391 49 days 54 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 374 40 days 56 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 343 48 days 57 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 271 45 days 60 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 348 45 days 55 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 370 43 days 55 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 337 48 days 55 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 284 45 days 57 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 306 43 days 50 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 390 39 days 50 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 147 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 134 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,400 147 days 134 days
2016–17 1,357 147 days 124 days
2015–16 1,404 109 days 125 days
2014–15 1,360 112 days 134 days
2013–14 1,244 132 days 139 days
2012–13 1,077 134 days 141 days
2011–12 1,085 120 days 132 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 329 148 days 160 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 318 150 days 148 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 364 146 days 123 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 389 147 days 119 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 353 169 days 138 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 316 146 days 131 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 314 134 days 117 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 374 154 days 114 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 354 138 days 125 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 317 117 days 126 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 343 109 days 125 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 390 93 days 124 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 349 110 days 143 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 316 112 days 137 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 350 110 days 124 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 345 114 days 133 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 286 140 days 132 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 322 127 days 140 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 297 130 days 133 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 339 133 days 145 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 297 145 days 147 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 250 147 days 138 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 272 129 days 139 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 258 120 days 138 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 255 117 days 148 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 242 126 days 133 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 277 122 days 119 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 311 118 days 128 days