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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, 91% 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 3,825 91% 93%
2016–17 4,033 95% 95%
2015–16 3,816 92% 96%
2014–15 3,925 92% 96%
2013–14 3,897 93% 96%
2012–13 4,827 81% 93%
2011–12 4,935 75% 90%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 863 90% 93%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 886 93% 93%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 996 93% 94%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 1,080 90% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 1,024 96% 95%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 931 95% 95%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 1,056 96% 95%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 1,022 93% 95%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 994 95% 95%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 916 89% 95%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 888 94% 96%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 1,018 92% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 990 93% 95%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 832 85% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 1,029 96% 97%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 1,074 92% 97%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 962 93% 97%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 881 93% 95%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 963 93% 96%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 1,091 93% 96%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 1,188 88% 95%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 1,096 83% 93%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 1,247 81% 94%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 1,296 75% 92%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 1,254 69% 90%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 1,144 72% 89%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 1,271 78% 91%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 1,266 79% 90%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 86% 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 2,848 86% 85%
2016–17 2,861 86% 85%
2015–16 2,947 84% 84%
2014–15 2,913 86% 85%
2013–14 3,814 85% 80%
2012–13 3,483 71% 77%
2011–12 3,030 65% 76%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 715 83% 84%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 727 83% 81%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 699 90% 86%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 707 88% 87%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 674 87% 83%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 675 84% 82%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 727 86% 86%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 785 86% 88%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 826 88% 84%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 741 79% 81%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 717 86% 84%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 663 84% 85%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 636 82% 84%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 532 77% 83%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 816 90% 87%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 929 89% 86%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 829 89% 83%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 816 79% 78%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 1,024 86% 80%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 1,145 85% 80%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 934 77% 79%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 843 70% 76%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 784 70% 78%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 922 65% 77%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 875 67% 75%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 739 61% 72%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 703 65% 78%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 713 65% 79%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 96% 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 2,556 96% 91%
2016–17 2,590 96% 93%
2015–16 2,336 93% 93%
2014–15 1,996 94% 94%
2013–14 2,348 93% 91%
2012–13 2,227 90% 89%
2011–12 2,033 90% 89%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 671 93% 90%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 550 95% 89%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 638 98% 92%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 697 97% 94%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 630 97% 92%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 588 96% 94%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 672 96% 94%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 700 95% 94%
2015–16 Apr–Jun 735 96% 92%
2015–16 Jan–Mar 581 93% 93%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 496 91% 93%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 524 91% 94%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 495 92% 93%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 331 93% 95%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 575 95% 95%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 595 97% 94%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 567 96% 92%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 608 93% 92%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 615 93% 91%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 558 89% 91%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 522 87% 89%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 522 91% 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 616 91% 87%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 567 91% 90%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 522 88% 87%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 516 92% 88%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 470 86% 89%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 525 94% 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 12 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 3,825 12 days 12 days
2016–17 4,033 11 days 11 days
2015–16 3,816 11 days 10 days
2014–15 3,925 12 days 10 days
2013–14 3,897 12 days 10 days
2012–13 4,827 13 days 10 days
2011–12 4,935 16 days 11 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 863 13 days 13 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 886 12 days 12 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 996 11 days 12 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 1,080 13 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 1,024 12 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 931 10 days 11 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 1,056 8 days 11 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 1,022 12 days 11 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 994 11 days 11 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 916 12 days 10 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 888 11 days 10 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 1,018 12 days 10 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 990 13 days 11 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 832 13 days 10 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 1,029 10 days 10 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 1,074 12 days 10 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 962 12 days 10 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 881 12 days 10 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 963 12 days 10 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 1,091 12 days 10 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 1,188 13 days 10 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 1,096 13 days 9 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 1,247 13 days 10 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 1,296 15 days 11 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 1,254 16 days 11 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 1,144 19 days 11 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 1,271 14 days 10 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 1,266 15 days 10 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 40 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 2,848 40 days 51 days
2016–17 2,861 39 days 49 days
2015–16 2,947 39 days 49 days
2014–15 2,913 41 days 47 days
2013–14 3,814 40 days 49 days
2012–13 3,483 53 days 50 days
2011–12 3,030 61 days 50 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 715 42 days 51 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 727 42 days 57 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 699 38 days 50 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 707 37 days 48 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 674 36 days 50 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 675 43 days 54 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 727 37 days 47 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 785 40 days 45 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 826 37 days 49 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 741 42 days 52 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 717 39 days 48 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 663 39 days 47 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 636 43 days 48 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 532 54 days 50 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 816 36 days 44 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 929 38 days 43 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 829 42 days 47 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 816 46 days 53 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 1,024 37 days 49 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 1,145 37 days 46 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 934 48 days 49 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 843 60 days 54 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 784 51 days 49 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 922 55 days 49 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 875 52 days 52 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 739 74 days 57 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 703 62 days 48 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 713 56 days 47 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 75 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 2,556 75 days 163 days
2016–17 2,590 84 days 153 days
2015–16 2,336 99 days 152 days
2014–15 1,996 90 days 143 days
2013–14 2,348 116 days 128 days
2012–13 2,227 119 days 140 days
2011–12 2,033 82 days 134 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 671 73 days 186 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 550 90 days 169 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 638 72 days 148 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 697 70 days 147 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 630 77 days 167 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 588 74 days 155 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 672 100 days 143 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 700 84 days 145 days
2015–16 Apr–Jun 735 97 days 161 days
2015–16 Jan–Mar 581 102 days 149 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 496 93 days 149 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 524 110 days 147 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 495 103 days 163 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 331 106 days 149 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 575 88 days 134 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 595 83 days 131 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 567 106 days 127 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 608 113 days 133 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 615 113 days 123 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 558 134 days 131 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 522 167 days 143 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 522 106 days 137 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 616 111 days 143 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 567 110 days 140 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 522 87 days 145 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 516 71 days 136 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 470 99 days 126 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 525 78 days 129 days