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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
2017–18 440 100% 99%
2016–17 400 100% 99%
2015–16 291 100% 100%
2014–15 405 100% 100%
2013–14 384 100% 99%
2012–13 403 100% 98%
2011–12 395 99% 98%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 124 100% 99%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 87 100% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 112 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 117 100% 100%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 109 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 74 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 107 100% 100%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 110 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 82 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 43 100% 100%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 73 100% 100%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 93 100% 100%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 101 100% 100%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 80 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 111 100% 100%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 113 100% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 99 100% 100%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 72 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 122 100% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 91 100% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 106 100% 99%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 98 100% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 104 100% 98%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 95 100% 99%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 100 100% 98%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 100 97% 98%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 87 99% 98%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 108 99% 98%

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 93%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,134 100% 93%
2016–17 999 100% 95%
2015–16 1,067 100% 94%
2014–15 1,131 100% 92%
2013–14 1,436 100% 86%
2012–13 1,259 99% 85%
2011–12 1,105 87% 87%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 286 100% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 215 100% 90%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 320 100% 94%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 313 100% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 286 100% 94%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 189 100% 93%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 257 100% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 267 100% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 310 100% 94%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 230 100% 93%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 265 100% 94%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 262 100% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 327 100% 92%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 220 100% 91%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 256 100% 93%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 328 100% 92%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 305 100% 87%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 333 100% 85%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 367 100% 87%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 431 100% 87%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 355 100% 83%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 275 100% 83%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 308 100% 87%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 321 98% 88%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 273 95% 85%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 223 87% 83%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 290 84% 90%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 319 82% 90%

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 99%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,537 100% 99%
2016–17 1,532 100% 99%
2015–16 1,493 100% 99%
2014–15 1,448 100% 99%
2013–14 1,153 100% 98%
2012–13 1,150 100% 97%
2011–12 1,105 93% 95%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 373 100% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 376 100% 98%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 373 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 415 100% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 412 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 386 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 381 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 353 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 426 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 342 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 356 100% 99%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 369 100% 99%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 387 100% 99%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 293 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 371 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 397 100% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 362 100% 98%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 249 100% 98%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 287 100% 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 255 100% 97%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 256 100% 96%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 259 100% 97%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 312 100% 97%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 323 99% 97%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 296 96% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 298 88% 94%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 276 93% 94%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 235 93% 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 11 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 12 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 440 11 days 12 days
2016–17 400 12 days 12 days
2015–16 291 10 days 12 days
2014–15 405 12 days 12 days
2013–14 384 11 days 12 days
2012–13 403 11 days 12 days
2011–12 395 13 days 12 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 124 11 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 87 7 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 112 14 days 12 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 117 9 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 109 13 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 74 11 days 12 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 107 9 days 13 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 110 13 days 12 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 82 12 days 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 43 9 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 73 9 days 12 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 93 12 days 12 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 101 12 days 13 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 80 14 days 12 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 111 12 days 12 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 113 12 days 11 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 99 12 days 12 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 72 12 days 12 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 122 10 days 12 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 91 11 days 11 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 106 12 days 12 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 98 11 days 12 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 104 12 days 12 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 95 9 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 100 12 days 12 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 100 13 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 87 13 days 11 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 108 13 days 12 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 49 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 1,134 49 days 46 days
2016–17 999 50 days 43 days
2015–16 1,067 52 days 43 days
2014–15 1,131 49 days 47 days
2013–14 1,436 49 days 48 days
2012–13 1,259 50 days 49 days
2011–12 1,105 62 days 48 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 286 46 days 47 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 215 52 days 51 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 320 45 days 45 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 313 52 days 42 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 286 50 days 43 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 189 57 days 49 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 257 50 days 43 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 267 48 days 41 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 310 48 days 42 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 230 57 days 46 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 265 52 days 44 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 262 53 days 43 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 327 53 days 44 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 220 57 days 51 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 256 47 days 46 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 328 45 days 46 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 305 47 days 49 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 333 55 days 50 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 367 44 days 44 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 431 50 days 45 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 355 49 days 49 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 275 54 days 53 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 308 46 days 48 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 321 56 days 47 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 273 57 days 49 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 223 62 days 54 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 290 61 days 46 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 319 67 days 46 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 224 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 1,537 224 days 163 days
2016–17 1,532 176 days 143 days
2015–16 1,493 190 days 126 days
2014–15 1,448 204 days 119 days
2013–14 1,153 224 days 111 days
2012–13 1,150 238 days 122 days
2011–12 1,105 276 days 127 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 373 225 days 196 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 376 256 days 177 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 373 227 days 147 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 415 182 days 143 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 412 183 days 159 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 386 183 days 153 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 381 162 days 133 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 353 175 days 130 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 426 215 days 151 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 342 204 days 133 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 356 163 days 114 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 369 162 days 111 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 387 206 days 132 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 293 194 days 117 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 371 203 days 110 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 397 215 days 117 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 362 204 days 115 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 249 252 days 119 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 287 227 days 102 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 255 230 days 104 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 256 254 days 119 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 259 238 days 128 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 312 211 days 119 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 323 241 days 122 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 296 265 days 127 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 298 283 days 131 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 276 266 days 130 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 235 308 days 121 days