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Blue Mountains Hospital

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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by specialty of surgeon

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 area of clinical expertise held by the doctor performing the elective surgery (specialty of surgeon).

It was not possible to calculate comparable surgical specialty peer group data for 2016–17 or 2017–18.

General surgery focuses on the organs of the abdomen (such as the stomach, intestines, gall bladder, liver and pancreas), and includes hernia repair and haemorrhoid removal. General surgeons may also treat diseases of the skin and breast.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by general surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 38 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 391 38 days Not peered
2016–17 450 27 days Not peered
2015–16 473 16 days 31 days
2014–15 344 22 days 29 days
2013–14 231 21 days 28 days
2012–13 256 29 days 27 days
2011–12 225 31 days 28 days

Surgery by general surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by general surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 391 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 450 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 473 1.3% 0.3%
2014–15 344 0.9% 0.3%
2013–14 231 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 256 0.4% 0.2%
2011–12 225 0.4% 0.4%

Gynaecological surgery focuses on the female reproductive organs.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by gynaecological surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 60 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 342 60 days Not peered
2016–17 322 63 days Not peered
2015–16 286 50 days 29 days
2014–15 153 44 days 28 days
2013–14 91 37 days 29 days
2012–13 139 27 days 27 days
2011–12 139 15 days 28 days

Surgery by gynaecological surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 342 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 322 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 286 2.8% 0.1%
2014–15 153 2.0% 0.1%
2013–14 91 1.1% 0.1%
2012–13 139 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 139 0.0% 0.3%

Plastic surgery involves the modification or reconstruction of the visible physical features of the body. It is commonly performed on people who have suffered severe injuries or burns, people who were born with physical malformations, or people whose physical appearance has been affected by a disease.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by plastic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2011–12 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.
2011–12 9 NP 32 days

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

Surgery by plastic surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2011–12 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.
2011–12 9 NP 0.8%

Vascular surgery focuses on blood vessels (veins and arteries), except for those in the heart (included in cardio-thoracic surgery) and brain (included in neurosurgery).

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by vascular surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 237 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 24 237 days Not peered
2016–17 18 77 days Not peered
2015–16 10 141 days 104 days

Surgery by vascular surgeons: 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 Not peered
2016–17 18 NP Not peered
2015–16 10 NP 1.5%

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by surgeons of specialties not covered in other sections, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by other types of surgeon: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon was 6 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 12 6 days Not peered
2016–17 13 2 days Not peered
2015–16 13 3 days 14 days
2014–15 9 NP 15 days
2013–14 14 4 days 28 days
2012–13 25 1 day 30 days
2011–12 7 NP 35 days

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

Surgery by other types of surgeon: 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 12 NP Not peered
2016–17 13 NP Not peered
2015–16 13 NP 0.2%
2014–15 9 NP 0.1%
2013–14 14 NP 0.3%
2012–13 25 NP 0.2%
2011–12 7 NP 0.7%