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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 95 100% 99%
2016–17 95 100% 99%
2015–16 110 99% 98%
2014–15 66 100% 99%
2013–14 62 98% 99%
2012–13 79 99% 96%
2011–12 41 100% 92%

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

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 Apr–Jun 25 100% 99%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 23 100% 99%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 27 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 20 100% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 17 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 27 100% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 24 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 27 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 31 100% 98%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 29 97% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 28 100% 98%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 22 100% 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 21 100% 99%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 13 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 15 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 17 100% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 15 100% 98%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 12 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 9 NP 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 26 96% 98%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 14 100% 98%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 17 100% 96%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 28 100% 96%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 20 95% 94%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 10 100% 94%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 6 NP 91%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 15 100% 92%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 10 100% 90%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 99% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 98%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 281 99% 98%
2016–17 312 98% 98%
2015–16 349 96% 96%
2014–15 196 99% 96%
2013–14 139 99% 95%
2012–13 169 99% 91%
2011–12 167 98% 89%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 83 99% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 55 100% 98%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 82 100% 98%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 61 98% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 78 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 81 99% 97%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 80 96% 98%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 73 99% 97%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 113 98% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 79 99% 95%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 83 88% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 74 97% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 71 99% 96%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 43 100% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 33 100% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 49 100% 96%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 42 100% 96%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 42 100% 95%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 27 100% 95%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 28 96% 94%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 32 100% 94%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 32 94% 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 56 100% 92%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 49 100% 90%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 55 96% 91%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 36 100% 86%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 35 100% 89%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 41 98% 89%

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 100%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 393 100% 100%
2016–17 396 100% 99%
2015–16 323 96% 98%
2014–15 244 98% 99%
2013–14 135 99% 99%
2012–13 172 99% 98%
2011–12 172 99% 97%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 110 100% 100%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 89 100% 100%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 95 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 99 100% 100%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 93 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 102 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 91 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 110 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 102 95% 98%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 82 96% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 66 97% 98%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 73 95% 97%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 72 96% 98%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 60 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 49 96% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 63 98% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 46 98% 99%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 32 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 26 100% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 31 100% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 47 100% 98%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 49 98% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 28 100% 97%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 48 100% 98%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 33 100% 97%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 42 100% 97%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 53 100% 97%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 44 98% 97%

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 95 10 days 12 days
2016–17 95 8 days 11 days
2015–16 110 7 days 11 days
2014–15 66 10 days 9 days
2013–14 62 8 days 8 days
2012–13 79 10 days 9 days
2011–12 41 7 days 11 days

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

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 Apr–Jun 25 10 days 11 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 23 10 days 12 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 27 12 days 11 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 20 9 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 17 16 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 27 7 days 11 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 24 8 days 11 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 27 8 days 10 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 31 8 days 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 29 8 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 28 5 days 11 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 22 7 days 11 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 21 10 days 10 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 13 9 days 9 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 15 14 days 9 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 17 10 days 8 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 15 7 days 9 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 12 4 days 8 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 9 NP 8 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 26 13 days 8 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 14 11 days 10 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 17 5 days 8 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 28 7 days 9 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 20 11 days 10 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 10 5 days 9 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 6 NP 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 15 7 days 10 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 10 9 days 11 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 40 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 36 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 281 40 days 36 days
2016–17 312 39 days 35 days
2015–16 349 33 days 36 days
2014–15 196 17 days 34 days
2013–14 139 26 days 35 days
2012–13 169 26 days 36 days
2011–12 167 20 days 37 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 83 38 days 35 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 55 41 days 38 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 82 39 days 36 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 61 42 days 37 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 78 46 days 34 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 81 28 days 36 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 80 40 days 35 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 73 43 days 33 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 113 38 days 35 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 79 38 days 39 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 83 21 days 36 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 74 23 days 35 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 71 26 days 35 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 43 8 days 35 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 33 25 days 32 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 49 19 days 34 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 42 35 days 34 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 42 15 days 35 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 27 29 days 35 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 28 18 days 35 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 32 18 days 36 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 32 29 days 37 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 56 29 days 35 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 49 30 days 35 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 55 41 days 35 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 36 15 days 42 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 35 20 days 36 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 41 18 days 36 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 81 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 84 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 393 81 days 84 days
2016–17 396 67 days 84 days
2015–16 323 89 days 86 days
2014–15 244 54 days 83 days
2013–14 135 43 days 83 days
2012–13 172 45 days 81 days
2011–12 172 23 days 69 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 110 64 days 82 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 89 86 days 96 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 95 78 days 84 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 99 91 days 78 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 93 42 days 80 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 102 60 days 94 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 91 75 days 79 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 110 101 days 84 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 102 128 days 87 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 82 110 days 98 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 66 25 days 83 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 73 56 days 77 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 72 50 days 84 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 60 51 days 90 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 49 66 days 81 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 63 58 days 81 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 46 69 days 84 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 32 44 days 98 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 26 49 days 77 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 31 31 days 74 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 47 46 days 89 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 49 49 days 84 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 28 38 days 75 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 48 45 days 78 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 33 31 days 71 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 42 23 days 75 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 53 17 days 63 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 44 23 days 66 days