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200 to 500 beds
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Hornsby Ku-ring-gai 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 97%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 325 100% 97%
2016–17 306 100% 96%
2015–16 318 98% 97%
2014–15 314 99% 98%
2013–14 284 99% 97%
2012–13 349 99% 95%
2011–12 346 97% 92%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 73 100% 96%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 79 100% 97%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 88 100% 97%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 85 99% 96%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 60 100% 96%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 79 99% 96%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 93 100% 96%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 74 100% 97%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 77 97% 97%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 78 96% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 95 99% 97%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 68 99% 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 74 100% 97%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 64 100% 97%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 85 99% 98%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 91 99% 98%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 57 100% 97%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 63 98% 97%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 95 99% 98%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 69 100% 97%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 84 100% 96%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 67 99% 95%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 88 99% 94%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 110 99% 94%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 95 94% 92%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 62 100% 92%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 83 98% 93%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 106 99% 92%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 95% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 85%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 770 95% 85%
2016–17 718 95% 87%
2015–16 763 93% 85%
2014–15 635 96% 85%
2013–14 640 96% 78%
2012–13 614 93% 75%
2011–12 667 96% 77%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 171 96% 84%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 155 93% 82%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 214 96% 86%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 230 96% 88%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 226 92% 87%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 157 92% 85%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 156 98% 88%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 179 97% 87%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 197 93% 85%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 164 95% 84%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 202 93% 86%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 200 93% 87%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 168 98% 84%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 148 97% 83%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 150 93% 87%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 169 95% 85%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 149 95% 82%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 150 95% 76%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 171 96% 78%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 170 97% 77%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 159 94% 74%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 129 91% 73%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 166 94% 76%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 160 94% 77%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 177 97% 77%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 141 96% 73%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 171 95% 79%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 178 97% 80%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 98% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 94%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,464 98% 94%
2016–17 1,416 98% 95%
2015–16 1,181 93% 95%
2014–15 1,207 95% 96%
2013–14 1,208 94% 93%
2012–13 1,188 91% 91%
2011–12 1,087 98% 91%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 404 99% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 299 98% 93%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 367 97% 93%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 394 97% 95%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 332 98% 95%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 313 97% 95%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 389 98% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 382 98% 96%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 377 92% 95%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 254 96% 95%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 317 94% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 233 93% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 290 96% 95%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 234 97% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 332 96% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 351 93% 95%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 317 94% 94%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 278 97% 94%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 298 95% 92%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 315 92% 93%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 312 92% 92%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 268 92% 92%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 303 89% 91%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 305 90% 91%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 270 94% 89%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 191 97% 91%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 291 99% 92%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 335 99% 92%

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 7 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 13 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 325 7 days 13 days
2016–17 306 7 days 13 days
2015–16 318 8 days 11 days
2014–15 314 8 days 11 days
2013–14 284 8 days 11 days
2012–13 349 7 days 12 days
2011–12 346 8 days 12 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 73 8 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 79 7 days 13 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 88 7 days 13 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 85 8 days 13 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 60 8 days 13 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 79 8 days 13 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 93 7 days 12 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 74 5 days 12 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 77 6 days 12 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 78 7 days 11 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 95 12 days 11 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 68 8 days 11 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 74 7 days 12 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 64 7 days 11 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 85 7 days 10 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 91 9 days 10 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 57 7 days 11 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 63 8 days 10 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 95 7 days 11 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 69 8 days 12 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 84 7 days 13 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 67 7 days 11 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 88 7 days 12 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 110 8 days 12 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 95 8 days 12 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 62 8 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 83 8 days 12 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 106 7 days 12 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 38 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 51 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 770 38 days 51 days
2016–17 718 35 days 49 days
2015–16 763 35 days 48 days
2014–15 635 37 days 49 days
2013–14 640 35 days 55 days
2012–13 614 33 days 56 days
2011–12 667 30 days 53 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 171 35 days 52 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 155 40 days 56 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 214 35 days 51 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 230 42 days 48 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 226 39 days 49 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 157 35 days 53 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 156 29 days 47 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 179 37 days 47 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 197 36 days 49 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 164 28 days 50 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 202 29 days 46 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 200 41 days 48 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 168 43 days 48 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 148 38 days 53 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 150 37 days 48 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 169 33 days 48 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 149 42 days 52 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 150 36 days 60 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 171 30 days 54 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 170 34 days 56 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 159 35 days 57 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 129 33 days 60 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 166 38 days 55 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 160 27 days 55 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 177 34 days 55 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 141 27 days 57 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 171 33 days 50 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 178 29 days 50 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 109 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 134 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,464 109 days 134 days
2016–17 1,416 107 days 124 days
2015–16 1,181 144 days 125 days
2014–15 1,207 104 days 134 days
2013–14 1,208 97 days 139 days
2012–13 1,188 123 days 141 days
2011–12 1,087 99 days 132 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 404 88 days 160 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 299 112 days 148 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 367 110 days 123 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 394 120 days 119 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 332 88 days 138 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 313 108 days 131 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 389 107 days 117 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 382 125 days 114 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 377 160 days 125 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 254 121 days 126 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 317 140 days 125 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 233 144 days 124 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 290 115 days 143 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 234 117 days 137 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 332 85 days 124 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 351 113 days 133 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 317 104 days 132 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 278 99 days 140 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 298 87 days 133 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 315 99 days 145 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 312 127 days 147 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 268 131 days 138 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 303 108 days 139 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 305 115 days 138 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 270 117 days 148 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 191 114 days 133 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 291 92 days 119 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 335 73 days 128 days