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Goulburn Hospital

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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 98%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 302 100% 98%
2016–17 408 100% 99%
2015–16 337 100% 99%
2014–15 369 100% 98%
2013–14 381 99% 98%
2012–13 380 99% 98%
2011–12 346 98% 93%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 86 100% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 56 100% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 85 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 75 100% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 110 99% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 103 100% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 93 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 102 100% 99%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 110 100% 99%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 65 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 74 100% 99%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 88 100% 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 89 100% 98%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 82 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 95 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 103 100% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 99 100% 99%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 85 100% 98%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 103 99% 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 94 99% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 93 100% 97%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 74 99% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 100 100% 99%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 113 99% 98%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 69 96% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 82 98% 90%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 108 98% 94%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 87 100% 95%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 99% 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
2017–18 564 99% 90%
2016–17 350 99% 92%
2015–16 327 99% 92%
2014–15 383 98% 94%
2013–14 453 99% 91%
2012–13 422 97% 91%
2011–12 392 94% 91%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 149 100% 89%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 134 97% 87%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 149 99% 91%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 132 99% 93%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 84 100% 94%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 95 99% 91%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 96 99% 93%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 75 97% 91%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 77 100% 91%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 74 99% 90%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 73 97% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 103 100% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 93 99% 94%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 92 93% 93%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 81 100% 95%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 117 100% 94%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 92 98% 92%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 101 99% 89%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 102 99% 91%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 158 99% 91%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 130 98% 91%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 103 92% 91%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 86 100% 90%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 103 97% 91%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 84 98% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 112 95% 87%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 98 90% 93%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 98 93% 93%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 89% 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
2017–18 751 89% 97%
2016–17 777 92% 97%
2015–16 740 98% 96%
2014–15 672 99% 97%
2013–14 653 99% 97%
2012–13 640 96% 95%
2011–12 653 90% 96%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 256 98% 96%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 167 91% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 151 92% 97%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 177 71% 96%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 221 88% 98%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 200 97% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 186 97% 97%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 170 87% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 224 95% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 140 99% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 168 99% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 208 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 180 99% 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 175 97% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 139 99% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 178 99% 97%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 167 100% 96%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 157 98% 97%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 168 99% 97%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 161 99% 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 160 99% 97%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 186 91% 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 105 93% 95%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 189 98% 96%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 140 86% 95%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 164 89% 96%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 154 93% 97%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 195 92% 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 13 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 13 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 302 13 days 13 days
2016–17 408 13 days 13 days
2015–16 337 12 days 12 days
2014–15 369 11 days 10 days
2013–14 381 12 days 11 days
2012–13 380 14 days 11 days
2011–12 346 16 days 13 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 86 14 days 14 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 56 18 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 85 13 days 13 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 75 10 days 13 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 110 12 days 13 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 103 14 days 13 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 93 13 days 12 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 102 15 days 13 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 110 13 days 13 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 65 9 days 12 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 74 14 days 12 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 88 12 days 12 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 89 11 days 11 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 82 15 days 10 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 95 10 days 10 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 103 11 days 10 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 99 14 days 10 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 85 10 days 9 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 103 12 days 12 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 94 13 days 11 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 93 12 days 12 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 74 16 days 9 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 100 14 days 10 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 113 16 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 69 17 days 13 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 82 17 days 13 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 108 13 days 12 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 87 14 days 13 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 47 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 48 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 564 47 days 48 days
2016–17 350 42 days 44 days
2015–16 327 44 days 44 days
2014–15 383 49 days 42 days
2013–14 453 38 days 43 days
2012–13 422 43 days 42 days
2011–12 392 43 days 38 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 149 55 days 46 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 134 51 days 49 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 149 41 days 48 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 132 35 days 47 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 84 34 days 43 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 95 50 days 47 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 96 43 days 45 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 75 43 days 43 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 77 53 days 42 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 74 51 days 49 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 73 36 days 44 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 103 40 days 41 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 93 50 days 42 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 92 51 days 45 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 81 51 days 42 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 117 44 days 41 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 92 52 days 44 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 101 45 days 47 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 102 34 days 42 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 158 34 days 41 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 130 37 days 43 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 103 70 days 44 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 86 38 days 40 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 103 39 days 41 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 84 49 days 41 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 112 43 days 44 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 98 52 days 38 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 98 35 days 33 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 280 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 110 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 751 280 days 110 days
2016–17 777 260 days 126 days
2015–16 740 289 days 147 days
2014–15 672 288 days 135 days
2013–14 653 272 days 115 days
2012–13 640 315 days 112 days
2011–12 653 301 days 97 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 256 294 days 111 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 167 300 days 117 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 151 274 days 108 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 177 231 days 104 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 221 233 days 131 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 200 281 days 117 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 186 259 days 118 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 170 280 days 136 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 224 273 days 181 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 140 315 days 131 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 168 280 days 133 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 208 292 days 143 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 180 282 days 170 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 175 288 days 138 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 139 316 days 119 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 178 289 days 122 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 167 280 days 137 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 157 238 days 122 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 168 311 days 110 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 161 219 days 106 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 160 312 days 98 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 186 342 days 123 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 105 314 days 112 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 189 312 days 113 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 140 313 days 108 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 164 336 days 110 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 154 319 days 89 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 195 245 days 85 days