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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, 98% of patients received Category 1 surgery within 30 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 98%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 444 98% 98%
2016–17 470 99% 99%
2015–16 426 98% 99%
2014–15 552 93% 98%
2013–14 407 95% 98%
2012–13 335 99% 98%
2011–12 270 91% 93%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 104 97% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 94 98% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 143 99% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 103 99% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 110 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 131 98% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 108 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 121 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 146 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 73 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 97 97% 99%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 110 94% 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 138 84% 98%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 104 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 127 94% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 183 95% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 101 98% 99%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 62 98% 98%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 101 85% 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 143 98% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 125 98% 97%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 70 100% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 65 100% 99%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 75 97% 98%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 67 82% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 67 97% 90%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 55 95% 94%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 81 91% 95%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

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

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 330 98% 90%
2016–17 273 99% 92%
2015–16 322 98% 92%
2014–15 243 99% 94%
2013–14 246 98% 91%
2012–13 252 98% 91%
2011–12 359 92% 91%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 79 99% 89%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 66 98% 87%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 80 100% 91%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 105 96% 93%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 97 98% 94%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 61 100% 91%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 53 100% 93%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 62 100% 91%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 80 100% 91%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 59 100% 90%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 73 100% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 110 95% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 59 97% 94%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 75 100% 93%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 52 100% 95%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 57 100% 94%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 49 98% 92%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 58 98% 89%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 89 98% 91%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 50 98% 91%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 58 100% 91%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 67 100% 91%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 50 96% 90%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 77 96% 91%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 89 97% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 55 95% 87%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 110 93% 93%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 105 86% 93%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 99% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 97%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 176 99% 97%
2016–17 128 100% 97%
2015–16 182 100% 96%
2014–15 29 100% 97%
2013–14 103 100% 97%
2012–13 107 99% 95%
2011–12 252 100% 96%

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 32 100% 96%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 49 100% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 48 100% 97%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 47 98% 96%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 19 100% 98%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 10 100% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 61 100% 97%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 38 100% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 43 100% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 57 100% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 50 100% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 32 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 6 NP 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 11 100% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 6 NP 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 6 NP 97%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 16 100% 96%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 24 100% 97%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 37 100% 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 26 100% 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 23 100% 97%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 27 96% 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 21 100% 95%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 36 100% 96%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 57 100% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 56 100% 96%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 75 100% 97%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 64 100% 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 18 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 13 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 444 18 days 13 days
2016–17 470 17 days 13 days
2015–16 426 16 days 12 days
2014–15 552 9 days 10 days
2013–14 407 7 days 11 days
2012–13 335 6 days 11 days
2011–12 270 7 days 13 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 104 22 days 14 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 94 19 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 143 15 days 13 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 103 15 days 13 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 110 21 days 13 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 131 15 days 13 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 108 19 days 12 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 121 12 days 13 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 146 19 days 13 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 73 15 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 97 21 days 12 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 110 13 days 12 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 138 14 days 11 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 104 7 days 10 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 127 9 days 10 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 183 9 days 10 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 101 8 days 10 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 62 6 days 9 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 101 12 days 12 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 143 7 days 11 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 125 6 days 12 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 70 6 days 9 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 65 6 days 10 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 75 8 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 67 8 days 13 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 67 7 days 13 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 55 7 days 12 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 81 7 days 13 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 63 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 48 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 330 63 days 48 days
2016–17 273 46 days 44 days
2015–16 322 30 days 44 days
2014–15 243 26 days 42 days
2013–14 246 23 days 43 days
2012–13 252 20 days 42 days
2011–12 359 34 days 38 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 79 62 days 46 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 66 50 days 49 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 80 50 days 48 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 105 75 days 47 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 97 64 days 43 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 61 61 days 47 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 53 35 days 45 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 62 23 days 43 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 80 30 days 42 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 59 39 days 49 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 73 31 days 44 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 110 29 days 41 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 59 31 days 42 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 75 20 days 45 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 52 28 days 42 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 57 19 days 41 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 49 16 days 44 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 58 16 days 47 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 89 29 days 42 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 50 31 days 41 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 58 18 days 43 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 67 14 days 44 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 50 12 days 40 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 77 38 days 41 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 89 34 days 41 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 55 26 days 44 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 110 34 days 38 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 105 44 days 33 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 212 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 110 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 176 212 days 110 days
2016–17 128 40 days 126 days
2015–16 182 37 days 147 days
2014–15 29 27 days 135 days
2013–14 103 5 days 115 days
2012–13 107 2 days 112 days
2011–12 252 3 days 97 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 32 215 days 111 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 49 222 days 117 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 48 212 days 108 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 47 182 days 104 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 19 154 days 131 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 10 58 days 117 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 61 35 days 118 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 38 20 days 136 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 43 39 days 181 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 57 47 days 131 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 50 36 days 133 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 32 26 days 143 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 6 NP 170 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 11 19 days 138 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 6 NP 119 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 6 NP 122 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 16 14 days 137 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 24 11 days 122 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 37 1 day 110 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 26 3 days 106 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 23 1 day 98 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 27 9 days 123 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 21 1 day 112 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 36 2 days 113 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 57 2 days 108 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 56 1 day 110 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 75 3 days 89 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 64 5 days 85 days