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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 93%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 1,784 100% 93%
2016–17 1,655 100% 95%
2015–16 1,532 100% 96%
2014–15 1,592 100% 96%
2013–14 1,510 99% 96%
2012–13 1,770 99% 93%
2011–12 1,651 98% 90%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 437 100% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 377 100% 93%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 469 100% 94%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 501 100% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 454 99% 95%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 402 100% 95%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 399 100% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 400 100% 95%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 419 100% 95%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 347 100% 95%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 391 100% 96%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 375 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 418 100% 95%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 360 100% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 404 99% 97%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 410 100% 97%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 370 100% 97%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 342 99% 95%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 350 99% 96%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 448 100% 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 424 100% 95%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 359 99% 93%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 480 99% 94%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 507 98% 92%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 433 99% 90%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 348 98% 89%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 407 99% 91%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 463 97% 90%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 92% 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 2,295 92% 85%
2016–17 2,297 90% 85%
2015–16 2,087 85% 84%
2014–15 1,977 97% 85%
2013–14 2,028 89% 80%
2012–13 1,980 91% 77%
2011–12 1,676 83% 76%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 640 93% 84%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 511 92% 81%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 579 88% 86%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 565 93% 87%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 580 90% 83%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 548 87% 82%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 611 92% 86%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 558 93% 88%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 576 80% 84%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 480 83% 81%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 511 83% 84%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 520 94% 85%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 489 97% 84%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 435 98% 83%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 551 94% 87%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 502 98% 86%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 522 81% 83%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 478 89% 78%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 478 86% 80%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 550 98% 80%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 520 99% 79%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 495 93% 76%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 492 86% 78%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 473 84% 77%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 450 81% 75%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 346 80% 72%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 446 89% 78%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 434 81% 79%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 78% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 91%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 2,907 78% 91%
2016–17 2,784 81% 93%
2015–16 2,535 79% 93%
2014–15 2,685 93% 94%
2013–14 2,710 87% 91%
2012–13 2,370 81% 89%
2011–12 2,068 76% 89%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 819 76% 90%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 770 75% 89%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 615 77% 92%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 703 83% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 738 74% 92%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 672 82% 94%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 639 82% 94%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 735 87% 94%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 765 73% 92%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 588 74% 93%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 555 82% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 627 88% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 637 92% 93%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 545 95% 95%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 650 94% 95%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 853 92% 94%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 797 80% 92%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 658 86% 92%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 614 91% 91%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 641 93% 91%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 699 81% 89%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 533 83% 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 521 78% 87%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 617 80% 90%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 585 69% 87%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 481 80% 88%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 486 81% 89%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 516 75% 91%

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 12 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,784 13 days 12 days
2016–17 1,655 12 days 11 days
2015–16 1,532 12 days 10 days
2014–15 1,592 12 days 10 days
2013–14 1,510 11 days 10 days
2012–13 1,770 10 days 10 days
2011–12 1,651 11 days 11 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 437 13 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 377 12 days 12 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 469 13 days 12 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 501 13 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 454 13 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 402 12 days 11 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 399 13 days 11 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 400 12 days 11 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 419 13 days 11 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 347 11 days 10 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 391 11 days 10 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 375 10 days 10 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 418 13 days 11 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 360 12 days 10 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 404 12 days 10 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 410 12 days 10 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 370 12 days 10 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 342 10 days 10 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 350 13 days 10 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 448 11 days 10 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 424 11 days 10 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 359 9 days 9 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 480 10 days 10 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 507 11 days 11 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 433 10 days 11 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 348 10 days 11 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 407 11 days 10 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 463 11 days 10 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 53 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 2,295 53 days 51 days
2016–17 2,297 54 days 49 days
2015–16 2,087 63 days 49 days
2014–15 1,977 59 days 47 days
2013–14 2,028 64 days 49 days
2012–13 1,980 60 days 50 days
2011–12 1,676 68 days 50 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 640 53 days 51 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 511 49 days 57 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 579 61 days 50 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 565 52 days 48 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 580 52 days 50 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 548 51 days 54 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 611 57 days 47 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 558 56 days 45 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 576 69 days 49 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 480 63 days 52 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 511 62 days 48 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 520 59 days 47 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 489 56 days 48 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 435 64 days 50 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 551 57 days 44 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 502 62 days 43 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 522 68 days 47 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 478 68 days 53 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 478 68 days 49 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 550 62 days 46 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 520 56 days 49 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 495 62 days 54 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 492 58 days 49 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 473 65 days 49 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 450 68 days 52 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 346 71 days 57 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 446 61 days 48 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 434 69 days 47 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 326 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 163 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 2,907 326 days 163 days
2016–17 2,784 328 days 153 days
2015–16 2,535 331 days 152 days
2014–15 2,685 309 days 143 days
2013–14 2,710 324 days 128 days
2012–13 2,370 337 days 140 days
2011–12 2,068 330 days 134 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 819 329 days 186 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 770 318 days 169 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 615 310 days 148 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 703 335 days 147 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 738 338 days 167 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 672 327 days 155 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 639 325 days 143 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 735 325 days 145 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 765 339 days 161 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 588 334 days 149 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 555 339 days 149 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 627 322 days 147 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 637 322 days 163 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 545 312 days 149 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 650 288 days 134 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 853 315 days 131 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 797 327 days 127 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 658 324 days 133 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 614 316 days 123 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 641 327 days 131 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 699 339 days 143 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 533 336 days 137 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 521 340 days 143 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 617 333 days 140 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 585 344 days 145 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 481 315 days 136 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 486 326 days 126 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 516 328 days 129 days