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The MyHospitals website is moving on 31 March 2020

Don’t worry – from December 11 2019 you will be able to find the latest information about your local area on the MyHospitals webpages on the AIHW website, along with many more reports and data on a range of health and welfare topics.

In some cases, the way you find information has changed. If you need help finding anything, please contact the AIHW.

Once the new MyHospitals website has been created, you will be able to access old archived versions of the previously published data through Trove, the National Library of Australia’s web archive. Please note the interactive content will not work in the archived version.

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The Alfred

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Waiting times for care

Cancer surgery

The data presented here are for planned surgery, defined as surgery that can be scheduled by placing the patient on a waiting list. The surgeries included are for the treatment of malignant bowel, breast and lung cancer; these cancers have the ability to progress to more serious disease and spread to surrounding tissue or other organs, if left untreated.

Surgery for malignant bowel cancer: median waiting times

In 2012–13, there were 88 patients admitted for surgery for malignant bowel cancer at this hospital. Half of these patients received their surgery within 13 days (median waiting time), compared to this hospital's national peer performance of 15 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average Surgeries within 30 days Surgeries within 45 days
2012–13 88 13 days 15 days >=90% 100%
2011–12 73 14 days 15 days >=90% >=90%

Surgery for malignant breast cancer: median waiting times

In 2012–13, there were 103 patients admitted for surgery for malignant breast cancer at this hospital. Half of these patients received their surgery within 8 days (median waiting time), compared to this hospital's national peer performance of 12 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average Surgeries within 30 days Surgeries within 45 days
2012–13 103 8 days 12 days >=90% >=90%
2011–12 93 10 days 12 days >=90% >=90%

Surgery for malignant lung cancer: median waiting times

In 2012–13, there were 35 patients admitted for surgery for malignant lung cancer at this hospital. Half of these patients received their surgery within 18 days (median waiting time), compared to this hospital's national peer performance of 13 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average Surgeries within 30 days Surgeries within 45 days
2012–13 35 18 days 13 days >=90% 100%
2011–12 10–30 15 days 12 days >=90% >=90%