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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 217 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 92 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 48 217 days 92 days
2016–17 70 220 days 80 days

Surgery for arthroscopy: 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 48 NP 1.1%
2016–17 70 0.0% 0.2%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for breast lump surgery was 29 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 14 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 14 29 days 14 days
2016–17 23 12 days 14 days

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 14 NP 0.1%
2016–17 23 NP 0.0%

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

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 83 34 days 70 days
2016–17 65 45 days 67 days

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for carpal tunnel release 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 83 0.0% 0.2%
2016–17 65 0.0% 0.3%

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 63 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 43 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 133 63 days 43 days
2016–17 121 67 days 41 days
2015–16 129 72 days 39 days
2014–15 127 76 days 42 days
2013–14 134 58 days 41 days
2012–13 144 42 days 51 days
2011–12 133 71 days 60 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 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 133 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 121 0.0% 0.1%
2015–16 129 0.0% 0.1%
2014–15 127 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 134 0.0% 0.1%
2012–13 144 0.0% 0.5%
2011–12 133 3.0% 2.7%

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 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 <5 NP 18 days
2016–17 5 NP 14 days

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

Surgery for colectomy: 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 <5 NP 0.0%
2016–17 5 NP 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 31 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 20 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 327 31 days 20 days
2016–17 281 28 days 21 days
2015–16 188 48 days 21 days
2014–15 226 25 days 20 days
2013–14 186 28 days 20 days
2012–13 208 29 days 19 days
2011–12 229 34 days 21 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 0.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 327 0.0% 0.1%
2016–17 281 0.0% 0.0%
2015–16 188 0.0% 0.0%
2014–15 226 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 186 0.0% 0.2%
2012–13 208 0.0% 0.1%
2011–12 229 1.3% 0.1%

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 63 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 48 63 days 57 days
2016–17 35 58 days 49 days
2015–16 40 57 days 45 days
2014–15 41 81 days 56 days
2013–14 45 61 days 56 days
2012–13 62 65 days 59 days
2011–12 50 83 days 70 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 48 NP 0.0%
2016–17 35 NP 0.0%
2015–16 40 NP 0.3%
2014–15 41 NP 0.3%
2013–14 45 NP 0.6%
2012–13 62 0.0% 0.8%
2011–12 50 0.0% 4.2%

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 72 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 56 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 70 72 days 56 days
2016–17 67 75 days 52 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 0.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 70 0.0% 0.1%
2016–17 67 0.0% 0.2%

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 97 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 48 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 72 97 days 48 days
2016–17 55 107 days 43 days
2015–16 32 85 days 39 days
2014–15 34 70 days 45 days
2013–14 32 84 days 42 days
2012–13 47 77 days 48 days
2011–12 71 118 days 52 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 0.3%.

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 72 0.0% 0.3%
2016–17 55 0.0% 0.1%
2015–16 32 NP 0.2%
2014–15 34 NP 0.5%
2013–14 32 NP 1.3%
2012–13 47 NP 1.0%
2011–12 71 5.6% 0.6%

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 44 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 25 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 306 44 days 25 days
2016–17 277 53 days 22 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 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 306 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 277 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 69 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 57 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 132 69 days 57 days
2016–17 195 78 days 56 days
2015–16 137 70 days 54 days
2014–15 168 76 days 53 days
2013–14 166 67 days 56 days
2012–13 157 67 days 66 days
2011–12 170 94 days 69 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 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 132 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 195 0.0% 0.1%
2015–16 137 0.0% 0.3%
2014–15 168 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 166 0.0% 0.4%
2012–13 157 0.0% 0.9%
2011–12 170 3.5% 3.3%

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 61 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 54 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 45 61 days 54 days
2016–17 45 62 days 48 days

Surgery for laparoscopy: 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 45 NP 0.2%
2016–17 45 NP 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for myringoplasty (repairing ear perforation) at this hospital.

Surgery for myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for myringoplasty was 336 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 253 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 15 336 days 253 days
2016–17 21 299 days 135 days
2015–16 13 337 days 168 days
2014–15 13 325 days 147 days
2013–14 13 302 days 177 days
2012–13 16 338 days 241 days
2011–12 14 359 days 287 days

Surgery for myringoplasty: 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 15 NP 12.4%
2016–17 21 NP 1.0%
2015–16 13 NP 1.7%
2014–15 13 NP 3.2%
2013–14 13 NP 3.5%
2012–13 16 NP 4.4%
2011–12 14 NP 14.4%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for myringotomy (eardrum incision) at this hospital.

Surgery for myringotomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for myringotomy was 91 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 82 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 37 91 days 82 days
2016–17 27 76 days 60 days
2015–16 <5 NP 70 days
2013–14 <5 NP 85 days
2011–12 <5 NP 74 days

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

Surgery for myringotomy: 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 27 NP 0.1%
2015–16 <5 NP 0.0%
2013–14 <5 NP 1.9%
2011–12 <5 NP 1.0%

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 78 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 35 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 26 78 days 35 days
2016–17 43 76 days 37 days

Surgery for ovary removal: 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 26 NP 0.1%
2016–17 43 NP 0.0%

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 119 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 40 119 days 36 days
2016–17 47 77 days 32 days
2015–16 57 71 days 32 days
2014–15 59 42 days 23 days
2013–14 68 73 days 27 days
2012–13 55 61 days 22 days
2011–12 45 57 days 34 days

Surgery for prostatectomy: 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 40 NP 0.0%
2016–17 47 NP 0.2%
2015–16 57 0.0% 0.0%
2014–15 59 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 68 0.0% 0.9%
2012–13 55 0.0% 1.2%
2011–12 45 NP 0.7%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for septoplasty (straightening of the nasal septum) at this hospital.

Surgery for septoplasty: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for septoplasty was 313 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 270 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 75 313 days 270 days
2016–17 77 306 days 210 days
2015–16 81 328 days 225 days
2014–15 91 333 days 220 days
2013–14 76 321 days 179 days
2012–13 86 266 days 190 days
2011–12 49 352 days 188 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for septoplasty at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.1%.

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 75 0.0% 2.1%
2016–17 77 0.0% 1.2%
2015–16 81 0.0% 0.9%
2014–15 91 0.0% 3.8%
2013–14 76 0.0% 5.3%
2012–13 86 2.3% 9.5%
2011–12 49 NP 9.6%

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 55 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 29 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 180 55 days 29 days
2016–17 150 52 days 28 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for removal of skin lesion 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
2017–18 180 0.0% 0.1%
2016–17 150 0.0% 0.1%

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 39 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 27 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 25 39 days 27 days
2016–17 23 33 days 23 days

Surgery for thyroidectomy: 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 25 NP 0.0%
2016–17 23 NP 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for tonsillectomy (removing the tonsils) at this hospital.

Surgery for tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 253 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 119 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 147 253 days 119 days
2016–17 127 143 days 82 days
2015–16 157 112 days 126 days
2014–15 169 224 days 155 days
2013–14 147 84 days 133 days
2012–13 132 170 days 122 days
2011–12 119 214 days 112 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for tonsillectomy 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
2017–18 147 0.0% 0.6%
2016–17 127 0.0% 0.1%
2015–16 157 0.0% 0.9%
2014–15 169 0.0% 3.2%
2013–14 147 0.0% 2.7%
2012–13 132 0.0% 3.5%
2011–12 119 7.6% 5.9%

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 257 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 164 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 49 257 days 164 days
2016–17 37 221 days 147 days
2015–16 25 180 days 160 days
2014–15 40 218 days 172 days
2013–14 39 126 days 124 days
2012–13 20 244 days 145 days
2011–12 32 250 days 181 days

Surgery for total hip replacement: 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 49 NP 2.1%
2016–17 37 NP 0.9%
2015–16 25 NP 4.3%
2014–15 40 NP 2.5%
2013–14 39 NP 1.4%
2012–13 20 NP 5.6%
2011–12 32 NP 8.0%

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 279 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 239 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 175 279 days 239 days
2016–17 141 297 days 228 days
2015–16 151 275 days 229 days
2014–15 142 302 days 238 days
2013–14 128 314 days 230 days
2012–13 113 311 days 231 days
2011–12 119 298 days 274 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 2.4%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 175 0.0% 2.4%
2016–17 141 0.0% 0.6%
2015–16 151 0.0% 3.7%
2014–15 142 0.0% 3.4%
2013–14 128 0.0% 1.6%
2012–13 113 0.0% 6.5%
2011–12 119 5.0% 12.3%

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 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 6 NP 77 days
2016–17 8 NP 59 days
2015–16 <5 NP 77 days
2014–15 6 NP 148 days
2013–14 11 73 days 99 days
2012–13 9 NP 90 days
2011–12 8 NP 121 days

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

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: 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 6 NP 2.4%
2016–17 8 NP 1.0%
2015–16 <5 NP 1.9%
2014–15 6 NP 10.5%
2013–14 11 NP 3.5%
2012–13 9 NP 8.9%
2011–12 8 NP 16.2%