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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 324 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 69 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 24 324 days 69 days
2016–17 12 139 days 64 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 24 NP 1.2%
2016–17 12 NP 1.0%

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 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 7 NP 16 days
2016–17 <5 NP 16 days

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

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 7 NP 0.0%
2016–17 <5 NP 0.1%

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 121 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 62 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 17 121 days 62 days
2016–17 15 224 days 55 days

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: 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 17 NP 0.8%
2016–17 15 NP 0.7%

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 65 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 47 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 152 65 days 47 days
2016–17 162 51 days 41 days
2015–16 172 44 days 42 days
2014–15 205 49 days 42 days
2013–14 251 47 days 49 days
2012–13 241 54 days 53 days
2011–12 270 64 days 50 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 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 152 0.0% 0.3%
2016–17 162 0.6% 0.1%
2015–16 172 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 205 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 251 0.0% 0.5%
2012–13 241 0.0% 1.5%
2011–12 270 0.0% 1.1%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for colectomy was 22 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 17 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 84 22 days 17 days
2016–17 80 22 days 17 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for colectomy 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 84 0.0% 0.1%
2016–17 80 0.0% 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 73 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 22 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 448 73 days 22 days
2016–17 441 62 days 23 days
2015–16 359 76 days 22 days
2014–15 398 83 days 22 days
2013–14 465 70 days 23 days
2012–13 298 71 days 23 days
2011–12 254 61 days 22 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cystoscopy 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
2017–18 448 0.0% 0.4%
2016–17 441 0.0% 0.5%
2015–16 359 0.0% 0.4%
2014–15 398 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 465 0.0% 0.6%
2012–13 298 2.3% 0.6%
2011–12 254 1.2% 0.7%

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 70 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 45 70 days 49 days
2016–17 129 60 days 49 days
2015–16 131 57 days 49 days
2014–15 196 44 days 51 days
2013–14 176 66 days 62 days
2012–13 41 39 days 67 days
2011–12 61 43 days 54 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 45 NP 0.6%
2016–17 129 0.0% 0.3%
2015–16 131 0.0% 0.4%
2014–15 196 0.0% 0.8%
2013–14 176 0.0% 2.0%
2012–13 41 NP 3.3%
2011–12 61 0.0% 2.7%

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 95 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 64 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 97 95 days 64 days
2016–17 105 175 days 59 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 0.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 97 0.0% 0.7%
2016–17 105 0.0% 0.3%

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 63 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 66 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 169 63 days 66 days
2016–17 139 56 days 63 days
2015–16 75 70 days 65 days
2014–15 71 51 days 67 days
2013–14 77 46 days 69 days
2012–13 97 47 days 67 days
2011–12 150 40 days 62 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysterectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.9%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 169 0.0% 1.9%
2016–17 139 0.0% 1.1%
2015–16 75 0.0% 2.8%
2014–15 71 0.0% 1.5%
2013–14 77 0.0% 2.2%
2012–13 97 0.0% 2.7%
2011–12 150 0.0% 2.1%

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 28 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 432 30 days 28 days
2016–17 450 42 days 26 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 0.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 432 0.0% 0.2%
2016–17 450 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 98 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 99 98 days 57 days
2016–17 95 189 days 54 days
2015–16 107 77 days 51 days
2014–15 156 73 days 51 days
2013–14 157 67 days 64 days
2012–13 169 71 days 70 days
2011–12 148 76 days 63 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 0.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 99 0.0% 0.6%
2016–17 95 0.0% 0.3%
2015–16 107 0.0% 0.6%
2014–15 156 0.0% 0.5%
2013–14 157 0.0% 1.1%
2012–13 169 0.0% 2.3%
2011–12 148 2.7% 2.2%

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 65 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 55 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 55 65 days 55 days
2016–17 46 50 days 56 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for laparoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.4%.

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 55 0.0% 1.4%
2016–17 46 NP 0.3%

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 91 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 58 91 days 51 days
2016–17 34 71 days 42 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for ovary removal at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.1%.

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 58 0.0% 1.1%
2016–17 34 NP 0.5%

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

Surgery for prostatectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for prostatectomy was 126 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 41 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 62 126 days 41 days
2016–17 46 104 days 35 days
2015–16 15 98 days 35 days
2014–15 17 139 days 35 days
2013–14 31 103 days 41 days
2012–13 56 120 days 33 days
2011–12 76 90 days 36 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for prostatectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.4%.

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 62 0.0% 1.4%
2016–17 46 NP 0.4%
2015–16 15 NP 0.9%
2014–15 17 NP 0.2%
2013–14 31 NP 1.4%
2012–13 56 8.9% 1.5%
2011–12 76 2.6% 1.6%

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 79 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 24 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 37 79 days 24 days
2016–17 23 82 days 24 days

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: 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 37 NP 0.4%
2016–17 23 NP 0.4%

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 70 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 59 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 62 70 days 59 days
2016–17 64 62 days 53 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for thyroidectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 62 0.0% 0.7%
2016–17 64 0.0% 0.2%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for total hip replacement at this hospital.

Surgery for total hip replacement: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for total hip replacement was 277 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 114 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 60 277 days 114 days
2016–17 56 314 days 107 days
2015–16 54 304 days 103 days
2014–15 68 201 days 97 days
2013–14 62 182 days 114 days
2012–13 65 170 days 120 days
2011–12 66 209 days 122 days

Surgery for total hip replacement: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total hip replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.7%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 60 0.0% 4.7%
2016–17 56 0.0% 3.3%
2015–16 54 0.0% 4.3%
2014–15 68 1.5% 2.5%
2013–14 62 4.8% 5.9%
2012–13 65 10.8% 6.2%
2011–12 66 10.6% 5.7%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for total knee replacement at this hospital.

Surgery for total knee replacement: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for total knee replacement was 315 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 183 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 142 315 days 183 days
2016–17 132 329 days 159 days
2015–16 113 324 days 140 days
2014–15 100 304 days 168 days
2013–14 109 295 days 183 days
2012–13 102 253 days 188 days
2011–12 88 254 days 173 days

Surgery for total knee replacement: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total knee replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 6.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 142 0.0% 6.6%
2016–17 132 0.0% 5.1%
2015–16 113 0.0% 6.7%
2014–15 100 0.0% 5.2%
2013–14 109 5.5% 11.0%
2012–13 102 13.7% 10.8%
2011–12 88 5.7% 10.2%

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 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 102 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 78 90 days 102 days
2016–17 40 220 days 97 days
2015–16 90 103 days 110 days
2014–15 79 88 days 110 days
2013–14 97 87 days 112 days
2012–13 103 83 days 122 days
2011–12 96 61 days 111 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 6.6%.

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 78 0.0% 6.6%
2016–17 40 NP 5.2%
2015–16 90 0.0% 8.2%
2014–15 79 0.0% 13.6%
2013–14 97 3.1% 11.8%
2012–13 103 5.8% 10.9%
2011–12 96 1.0% 10.9%