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200 to 500 beds
This is a public hospital

Goulburn Valley Health [Shepparton]

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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by specialty of surgeon

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 area of clinical expertise held by the doctor performing the elective surgery (specialty of surgeon).

It was not possible to calculate comparable surgical specialty peer group data for 2016–17 or 2017–18.

This focuses on treating diseases and problems affecting the ears, nose and throat, as well as the head and neck.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose, and throat surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 183 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 171 183 days Not peered
2016–17 164 175 days Not peered
2015–16 164 136 days 93 days
2014–15 160 124 days 74 days
2013–14 208 52 days 73 days
2012–13 207 79 days 79 days
2011–12 216 54 days 76 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 171 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 164 9.1% Not peered
2015–16 164 1.2% 4.8%
2014–15 160 2.5% 3.8%
2013–14 208 1.4% 3.8%
2012–13 207 2.9% 5.2%
2011–12 216 0.5% 3.7%

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by eye surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons was 140 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 412 140 days Not peered
2016–17 393 90 days Not peered
2015–16 489 102 days 197 days
2014–15 378 110 days 162 days
2013–14 416 119 days 204 days
2012–13 355 203 days 230 days
2011–12 181 139 days 228 days

Surgery by eye surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.5% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 412 0.5% Not peered
2016–17 393 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 489 0.4% 7.7%
2014–15 378 2.4% 6.2%
2013–14 416 5.0% 9.3%
2012–13 355 15.8% 8.5%
2011–12 181 9.4% 8.6%

General surgery focuses on the organs of the abdomen (such as the stomach, intestines, gall bladder, liver and pancreas), and includes hernia repair and haemorrhoid removal. General surgeons may also treat diseases of the skin and breast.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by general surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 22 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,201 22 days Not peered
2016–17 1,432 22 days Not peered
2015–16 1,326 19 days 29 days
2014–15 1,168 21 days 28 days
2013–14 1,379 27 days 28 days
2012–13 1,242 29 days 30 days
2011–12 1,257 27 days 31 days

Surgery by general surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.6% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by general surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 1,201 0.6% Not peered
2016–17 1,432 0.1% Not peered
2015–16 1,326 0.0% 1.4%
2014–15 1,168 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 1,379 0.6% 1.8%
2012–13 1,242 3.5% 2.7%
2011–12 1,257 1.0% 2.0%

Gynaecological surgery focuses on the female reproductive organs.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by gynaecological surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 16 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 403 16 days Not peered
2016–17 393 22 days Not peered
2015–16 385 20 days 39 days
2014–15 367 21 days 42 days
2013–14 367 21 days 40 days
2012–13 349 25 days 36 days
2011–12 448 29 days 37 days

Surgery by gynaecological surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 403 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 393 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 385 0.0% 1.1%
2014–15 367 0.0% 1.3%
2013–14 367 0.0% 0.6%
2012–13 349 0.9% 1.2%
2011–12 448 1.3% 1.4%

Orthopaedic surgery focuses on bones and muscles (the musculoskeletal system). It includes the repair of broken bones and injuries to ligaments and tendons, investigation and repair of damaged joints, and treatment of conditions such as bone and soft tissue tumours, cerebral palsy, back pain and skeletal deformities.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by orthopaedic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons was 40 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 494 40 days Not peered
2016–17 537 35 days Not peered
2015–16 499 46 days 92 days
2014–15 505 63 days 79 days
2013–14 514 75 days 79 days
2012–13 512 58 days 79 days
2011–12 600 63 days 78 days

Surgery by orthopaedic surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 494 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 537 0.7% Not peered
2015–16 499 0.8% 6.6%
2014–15 505 0.8% 6.1%
2013–14 514 4.5% 6.7%
2012–13 512 1.6% 8.0%
2011–12 600 0.3% 7.6%

Urological surgery focuses on the organs of the urinary system (such as the kidneys and bladder), including the male reproductive system.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by urological surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 24 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 588 24 days Not peered
2016–17 616 24 days Not peered
2015–16 513 19 days 27 days
2014–15 499 25 days 27 days
2013–14 535 24 days 27 days
2012–13 518 21 days 28 days
2011–12 558 24 days 31 days

Surgery by urological surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 588 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 616 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 513 0.0% 1.5%
2014–15 499 0.0% 1.4%
2013–14 535 0.0% 1.4%
2012–13 518 0.0% 1.5%
2011–12 558 0.0% 1.5%

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by surgeons of specialties not covered in other sections, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by other types of surgeon: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon was 7 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 84 7 days Not peered
2016–17 72 6 days Not peered
2015–16 77 6 days 11 days
2014–15 88 10 days 12 days
2013–14 110 6 days 10 days
2012–13 85 7 days 17 days
2011–12 75 11 days 15 days

Surgery by other types of surgeon: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 84 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 72 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 77 0.0% 0.2%
2014–15 88 0.0% 0.8%
2013–14 110 0.0% 4.1%
2012–13 85 0.0% 1.9%
2011–12 75 0.0% 0.8%