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North West Regional Hospital

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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by intended procedure

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 intended procedure – which is the procedure for which a patient has been placed on the elective surgery waiting list.

In 2016–17 the list of 15 ‘Indicator procedures’ was replaced by a more extensive list of 152 ‘Intended procedures’. From 2016–17, data are presented here for the original 15 procedures and the next 10 most common procedures reported for all hospitals, except Children’s hospitals, combined. For Children’s hospitals the next 10 most common for those hospitals are presented. Data for all intended procedures are available in the Excel download.

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for arthroscopy (keyhole surgery on a joint) at this hospital.

Surgery for arthroscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for arthroscopy was 94 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 83 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 48 94 days 83 days
2016–17 64 64 days 81 days

Surgery for arthroscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18 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 48 NP 0.9%
2016–17 64 1.6% 2.7%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for breast lump surgery (removal and/or biopsy) at this hospital.

Surgery for breast lump: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for breast lump surgery was 20 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 15 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 14 20 days 15 days
2016–17 25 16 days 15 days

Surgery for breast lump: 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 14 NP 0.2%
2016–17 25 NP 0.0%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for carpal tunnel release at this hospital.

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for carpal tunnel release was 84 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 75 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 68 84 days 75 days
2016–17 47 58 days 71 days

Surgery for carpal tunnel release: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 1.5% of patients waited longer than 365 days for carpal tunnel release at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.6%.

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 68 1.5% 0.6%
2016–17 47 NP 1.9%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cataract extraction at this hospital.

Surgery for cataract extraction: median waiting times

In 2017–18 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.
2017–18 <5 NP 213 days
2016–17 198 236 days 232 days
2015–16 <5 NP 249 days
2013–14 <5 NP 229 days

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

Surgery for cataract extraction: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18 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 <5 NP 2.3%
2016–17 198 4.0% 5.6%
2015–16 <5 NP 8.4%
2013–14 <5 NP 9.5%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 38 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 49 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 87 38 days 49 days
2016–17 107 40 days 48 days
2015–16 101 52 days 52 days
2014–15 102 49 days 53 days
2013–14 100 58 days 50 days
2012–13 109 38 days 58 days
2011–12 97 43 days 57 days

Surgery for cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.3%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 87 0.0% 0.3%
2016–17 107 0.0% 0.8%
2015–16 101 1.0% 1.3%
2014–15 102 0.0% 1.8%
2013–14 100 0.0% 1.8%
2012–13 109 0.0% 3.4%
2011–12 97 0.0% 2.4%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for cystoscopy (inspection of the urinary bladder) at this hospital.

Surgery for cystoscopy: 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.
2017–18 5 NP 24 days
2015–16 <5 NP 25 days
2014–15 <5 NP 24 days
2013–14 <5 NP 23 days
2012–13 <5 NP 25 days

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

Surgery for cystoscopy: 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 5 NP 0.2%
2015–16 <5 NP 0.6%
2014–15 <5 NP 0.9%
2013–14 <5 NP 0.4%
2012–13 <5 NP 0.7%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for haemorrhoidectomy (haemorrhoid removal) at this hospital.

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18 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.
2017–18 5 NP 23 days
2016–17 16 33 days 36 days
2015–16 10 47 days 67 days
2014–15 9 NP 67 days
2013–14 17 80 days 64 days
2012–13 23 32 days 68 days
2011–12 24 27 days 60 days

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

Surgery for haemorrhoidectomy: 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 5 NP 0.6%
2016–17 16 NP 1.0%
2015–16 10 NP 4.4%
2014–15 9 NP 1.6%
2013–14 17 NP 3.2%
2012–13 23 NP 6.3%
2011–12 24 NP 3.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for hysterectomy at this hospital.

Surgery for hysterectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for hysterectomy was 67 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 74 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 42 67 days 74 days
2016–17 44 98 days 71 days
2015–16 32 78 days 70 days
2014–15 43 141 days 74 days
2013–14 52 86 days 68 days
2012–13 58 85 days 65 days
2011–12 54 96 days 66 days

Surgery for hysterectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18 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 42 NP 0.3%
2016–17 44 NP 0.9%
2015–16 32 NP 2.7%
2014–15 43 NP 1.8%
2013–14 52 1.9% 1.1%
2012–13 58 6.9% 1.8%
2011–12 54 7.4% 3.3%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for hysteroscopy (inspection of the uterine cavity) at this hospital.

Surgery for hysteroscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for hysteroscopy was 28 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 25 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 145 28 days 25 days
2016–17 136 28 days 24 days

Surgery for hysteroscopy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for hysteroscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.0%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 145 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 136 0.0% 0.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for inguinal herniorrhaphy (repairing groin hernia) at this hospital.

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 38 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 79 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 72 38 days 79 days
2016–17 87 42 days 77 days
2015–16 116 71 days 68 days
2014–15 62 68 days 68 days
2013–14 73 60 days 69 days
2012–13 96 43 days 75 days
2011–12 140 42 days 67 days

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 1.6%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 72 0.0% 1.6%
2016–17 87 0.0% 1.8%
2015–16 116 2.6% 3.3%
2014–15 62 0.0% 4.7%
2013–14 73 0.0% 4.0%
2012–13 96 1.0% 6.6%
2011–12 140 0.0% 4.6%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for laparoscopy (inspection of the abdomen or pelvis) at this hospital.

Surgery for laparoscopy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for laparoscopy was 45 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 55 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 21 45 days 55 days
2016–17 36 51 days 55 days

Surgery for laparoscopy: 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 21 NP 0.2%
2016–17 36 NP 0.4%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for myringoplasty (repairing ear perforation) at this hospital.

Surgery for myringoplasty: median waiting times

In 2017–18 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.
2017–18 <5 NP 162 days
2016–17 <5 NP 202 days
2015–16 6 NP 109 days
2014–15 <5 NP 85 days
2013–14 5 NP 111 days
2012–13 10 40 days 105 days
2011–12 <5 NP 89 days

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

Surgery for myringoplasty: 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 <5 NP 7.9%
2016–17 <5 NP 7.1%
2015–16 6 NP 5.9%
2014–15 <5 NP 6.2%
2013–14 5 NP 14.3%
2012–13 10 NP 4.2%
2011–12 <5 NP 5.5%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for septoplasty (straightening of the nasal septum) at this hospital.

Surgery for septoplasty: 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.
2017–18 <5 NP 258 days
2016–17 <5 NP 253 days
2015–16 <5 NP 249 days
2013–14 <5 NP 161 days
2012–13 <5 NP 228 days
2011–12 <5 NP 148 days

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

Surgery for septoplasty: 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 <5 NP 9.3%
2016–17 <5 NP 7.0%
2015–16 <5 NP 10.4%
2013–14 <5 NP 8.2%
2012–13 <5 NP 20.5%
2011–12 <5 NP 10.8%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for thyroidectomy (removing thyroid gland) at this hospital.

Surgery for thyroidectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18 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.
2017–18 6 NP 55 days
2016–17 12 23 days 68 days

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

Surgery for thyroidectomy: 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 6 NP 1.1%
2016–17 12 NP 0.9%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for tonsillectomy (removing the tonsils) at this hospital.

Surgery for tonsillectomy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for tonsillectomy was 92 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 175 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 15 92 days 175 days
2016–17 23 173 days 154 days
2015–16 15 134 days 160 days
2014–15 22 327 days 95 days
2013–14 15 322 days 85 days
2012–13 12 176 days 107 days
2011–12 11 57 days 90 days

Surgery for tonsillectomy: 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 15 NP 3.0%
2016–17 23 NP 5.1%
2015–16 15 NP 4.5%
2014–15 22 NP 3.7%
2013–14 15 NP 2.6%
2012–13 12 NP 5.4%
2011–12 11 NP 4.1%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for total hip replacement at this hospital.

Surgery for total hip replacement: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for total hip replacement was 158 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 162 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 98 158 days 162 days
2016–17 104 178 days 167 days
2015–16 112 203 days 177 days
2014–15 86 247 days 149 days
2013–14 59 196 days 133 days
2012–13 85 205 days 138 days
2011–12 56 105 days 145 days

Surgery for total hip replacement: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 14.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total hip replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 6.1%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 98 14.3% 6.1%
2016–17 104 18.3% 7.3%
2015–16 112 14.3% 8.3%
2014–15 86 31.4% 9.7%
2013–14 59 18.6% 8.6%
2012–13 85 22.4% 12.1%
2011–12 56 1.8% 10.9%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for total knee replacement at this hospital.

Surgery for total knee replacement: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for total knee replacement was 206 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 273 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 111 206 days 273 days
2016–17 137 260 days 291 days
2015–16 151 269 days 282 days
2014–15 91 321 days 281 days
2013–14 56 385 days 279 days
2012–13 82 385 days 276 days
2011–12 54 74 days 260 days

Surgery for total knee replacement: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 20.7% of patients waited longer than 365 days for total knee replacement at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.2%.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 111 20.7% 8.2%
2016–17 137 27.0% 10.8%
2015–16 151 34.4% 12.7%
2014–15 91 45.1% 11.2%
2013–14 56 51.8% 12.9%
2012–13 82 52.4% 17.6%
2011–12 54 11.1% 15.4%

This section shows the median waiting time, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, for varicose veins treatment at this hospital.

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: median waiting times

In 2017–18 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.
2017–18 5 NP 89 days
2016–17 11 59 days 88 days
2015–16 6 NP 152 days
2014–15 10 54 days 121 days
2013–14 5 NP 154 days
2012–13 8 NP 114 days
2011–12 7 NP 116 days

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

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: 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 5 NP 2.1%
2016–17 11 NP 2.6%
2015–16 6 NP 3.6%
2014–15 10 NP 7.4%
2013–14 5 NP 6.5%
2012–13 8 NP 7.6%
2011–12 7 NP 7.2%