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Nambour General Hospital

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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 95 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 279 95 days Not peered
2016–17 826 50 days Not peered
2015–16 1,078 43 days 74 days
2014–15 620 36 days 78 days
2013–14 339 40 days 79 days
2012–13 158 20 days 74 days
2011–12 289 216 days 69 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
2017–18 279 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 826 0.4% Not peered
2015–16 1,078 0.6% 5.6%
2014–15 620 0.0% 4.7%
2013–14 339 1.8% 4.9%
2012–13 158 22.8% 8.2%
2011–12 289 23.5% 7.3%

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 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.
2013–14 <5 NP 73 days
2012–13 <5 NP 69 days

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

Surgery by eye surgeons: 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.
2013–14 <5 NP 0.7%
2012–13 <5 NP 3.5%

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 27 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,832 27 days Not peered
2016–17 2,707 28 days Not peered
2015–16 3,054 27 days 33 days
2014–15 2,654 27 days 33 days
2013–14 2,405 35 days 35 days
2012–13 1,537 26 days 35 days
2011–12 1,920 27 days 35 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.1% 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 1,832 0.1% Not peered
2016–17 2,707 0.7% Not peered
2015–16 3,054 0.1% 0.7%
2014–15 2,654 0.2% 0.6%
2013–14 2,405 0.5% 1.0%
2012–13 1,537 0.5% 1.6%
2011–12 1,920 0.6% 1.7%

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 56 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 223 56 days Not peered
2016–17 1,174 40 days Not peered
2015–16 1,657 40 days 39 days
2014–15 1,132 28 days 38 days
2013–14 997 27 days 39 days
2012–13 978 22 days 36 days
2011–12 1,130 22 days 35 days

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

In 2017–18, 1.3% 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
2017–18 223 1.3% Not peered
2016–17 1,174 0.4% Not peered
2015–16 1,657 0.0% 1.2%
2014–15 1,132 0.1% 0.8%
2013–14 997 0.3% 1.7%
2012–13 978 0.1% 1.5%
2011–12 1,130 0.2% 1.2%

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 72 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 763 72 days Not peered
2016–17 1,613 50 days Not peered
2015–16 1,851 27 days 65 days
2014–15 2,000 26 days 62 days
2013–14 1,772 31 days 70 days
2012–13 1,258 23 days 72 days
2011–12 1,552 18 days 68 days

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

In 2017–18, 2.1% 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
2017–18 763 2.1% Not peered
2016–17 1,613 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 1,851 0.1% 3.9%
2014–15 2,000 0.5% 2.8%
2013–14 1,772 2.3% 5.1%
2012–13 1,258 2.5% 5.4%
2011–12 1,552 1.1% 5.7%

Plastic surgery involves the modification or reconstruction of the visible physical features of the body. It is commonly performed on people who have suffered severe injuries or burns, people who were born with physical malformations, or people whose physical appearance has been affected by a disease.

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

Surgery by plastic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons was 29 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 30 29 days Not peered
2013–14 <5 NP 23 days
2012–13 29 1 day 22 days
2011–12 5 NP 19 days

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

Surgery by plastic surgeons: 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 30 NP Not peered
2013–14 <5 NP 3.6%
2012–13 29 NP 3.2%
2011–12 5 NP 2.1%

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 25 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 499 25 days Not peered
2016–17 1,197 22 days Not peered
2015–16 1,429 21 days 24 days
2014–15 1,176 20 days 23 days
2013–14 929 23 days 25 days
2012–13 711 23 days 25 days
2011–12 819 28 days 25 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.2% 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
2017–18 499 0.2% Not peered
2016–17 1,197 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 1,429 0.0% 0.5%
2014–15 1,176 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 929 0.0% 0.8%
2012–13 711 1.1% 0.7%
2011–12 819 0.0% 0.8%

Vascular surgery focuses on blood vessels (veins and arteries), except for those in the heart (included in cardio-thoracic surgery) and brain (included in neurosurgery).

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

Surgery by vascular surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 25 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 145 25 days Not peered
2015–16 152 21 days 25 days
2014–15 119 24 days 22 days
2013–14 152 23 days 22 days
2012–13 108 26 days 21 days
2011–12 81 24 days 21 days

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

In 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 145 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 152 0.0% 3.3%
2014–15 119 1.7% 4.8%
2013–14 152 0.0% 3.8%
2012–13 108 0.9% 3.3%
2011–12 81 0.0% 2.8%

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 2011–12 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.
2011–12 <5 NP 27 days

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

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

In 2011–12 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.
2011–12 <5 NP 0.3%