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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, 96% 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 26 96% 99%
2016–17 59 97% 99%
2015–16 60 100% 100%
2014–15 209 99% 100%
2013–14 252 100% 99%
2012–13 282 89% 98%
2011–12 203 91% 98%

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 <5 NP 99%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 6 NP 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 5 NP 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 11 91% 100%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 12 92% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 14 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 15 93% 100%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 18 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 26 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 12 100% 100%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 8 NP 100%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 14 100% 100%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 16 88% 100%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 33 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 77 100% 100%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 83 100% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 78 100% 100%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 54 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 63 100% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 57 100% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 79 95% 99%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 67 87% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 75 83% 98%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 61 92% 99%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 63 90% 98%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 45 87% 98%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 47 91% 98%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 48 94% 98%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 91% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 93%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 763 91% 93%
2016–17 970 100% 95%
2015–16 543 96% 94%
2014–15 345 98% 92%
2013–14 179 95% 86%
2012–13 574 82% 85%
2011–12 574 90% 87%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 117 99% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 127 97% 90%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 314 82% 94%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 205 98% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 226 100% 94%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 268 100% 93%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 264 100% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 212 100% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 165 99% 94%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 148 100% 93%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 106 87% 94%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 124 94% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 140 100% 92%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 91 99% 91%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 62 100% 93%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 52 90% 92%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 42 98% 87%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 41 95% 85%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 34 97% 87%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 62 92% 87%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 128 79% 83%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 121 66% 83%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 146 87% 87%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 179 91% 88%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 163 92% 85%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 127 87% 83%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 122 94% 90%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 162 88% 90%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 98% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 99%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 250 98% 99%
2016–17 105 100% 99%
2015–16 171 98% 99%
2014–15 175 100% 99%
2013–14 419 100% 98%
2012–13 456 100% 97%
2011–12 520 100% 95%

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

Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 Apr–Jun 163 100% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 71 97% 98%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 10 80% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 6 NP 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 10 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 25 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 27 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 43 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 67 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 63 98% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 26 88% 99%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 15 100% 99%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 45 100% 99%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 21 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 40 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 69 100% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 87 100% 98%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 108 100% 98%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 100 100% 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 124 100% 97%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 116 99% 96%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 110 100% 97%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 100 100% 97%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 130 99% 97%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 137 100% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 145 100% 94%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 118 100% 94%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 120 100% 95%

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 25 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 26 25 days 12 days
2016–17 59 14 days 12 days
2015–16 60 19 days 12 days
2014–15 209 0 days 12 days
2013–14 252 0 days 12 days
2012–13 282 21 days 12 days
2011–12 203 18 days 12 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 <5 NP 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 6 NP 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 5 NP 12 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 11 24 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 12 14 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 14 15 days 12 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 15 27 days 13 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 18 14 days 12 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 26 22 days 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 12 27 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 8 NP 12 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 14 8 days 12 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 16 16 days 13 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 33 6 days 12 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 77 0 days 12 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 83 0 days 11 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 78 0 days 12 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 54 0 days 12 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 63 0 days 12 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 57 0 days 11 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 79 15 days 12 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 67 22 days 12 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 75 24 days 12 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 61 19 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 63 20 days 12 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 45 21 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 47 16 days 11 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 48 9 days 12 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 0 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 46 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 763 0 days 46 days
2016–17 970 0 days 43 days
2015–16 543 0 days 43 days
2014–15 345 0 days 47 days
2013–14 179 37 days 48 days
2012–13 574 56 days 49 days
2011–12 574 41 days 48 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 117 50 days 47 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 127 25 days 51 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 314 0 days 45 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 205 0 days 42 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 226 0 days 43 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 268 0 days 49 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 264 0 days 43 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 212 0 days 41 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 165 0 days 42 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 148 0 days 46 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 106 0 days 44 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 124 0 days 43 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 140 0 days 44 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 91 0 days 51 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 62 10 days 46 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 52 27 days 46 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 42 7 days 49 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 41 0 days 50 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 34 18 days 44 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 62 61 days 45 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 128 57 days 49 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 121 57 days 53 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 146 60 days 48 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 179 50 days 47 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 163 47 days 49 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 127 36 days 54 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 122 37 days 46 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 162 42 days 46 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 326 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 163 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 250 326 days 163 days
2016–17 105 119 days 143 days
2015–16 171 272 days 126 days
2014–15 175 176 days 119 days
2013–14 419 118 days 111 days
2012–13 456 98 days 122 days
2011–12 520 118 days 127 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 163 336 days 196 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 71 294 days 177 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 10 343 days 147 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 6 NP 143 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 10 168 days 159 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 25 112 days 153 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 27 98 days 133 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 43 120 days 130 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 67 209 days 151 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 63 295 days 133 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 26 347 days 114 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 15 266 days 111 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 45 305 days 132 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 21 298 days 117 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 40 168 days 110 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 69 153 days 117 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 87 132 days 115 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 108 135 days 119 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 100 98 days 102 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 124 95 days 104 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 116 98 days 119 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 110 127 days 128 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 100 97 days 119 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 130 83 days 122 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 137 62 days 127 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 145 120 days 131 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 118 110 days 130 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 120 141 days 121 days