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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 99%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 73 100% 99%
2016–17 93 100% 99%
2015–16 127 100% 98%
2014–15 301 99% 99%
2013–14 216 100% 99%
2012–13 72 89% 96%
2011–12 84 95% 92%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 30 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 23 100% 99%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 19 100% 99%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 17 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 14 100% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 22 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 25 100% 98%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 33 100% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 13 100% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 81 100% 98%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 46 100% 98%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 68 97% 99%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 76 100% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 83 100% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 74 100% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 64 100% 98%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 38 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 65 98% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 49 100% 98%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 17 100% 98%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 13 100% 96%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 15 100% 96%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 27 70% 94%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 17 94% 94%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 13 100% 91%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 28 96% 92%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 26 92% 90%

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, 99% of patients received Category 2 surgery within 90 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 98%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 590 99% 98%
2016–17 468 99% 98%
2015–16 210 100% 96%
2014–15 330 83% 96%
2013–14 346 93% 95%
2012–13 336 87% 91%
2011–12 254 86% 89%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 90 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 177 99% 98%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 118 100% 98%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 176 100% 98%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 119 97% 99%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 127 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 127 98% 97%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 127 98% 98%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 87 99% 97%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 100 99% 95%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 110 100% 96%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 92 95% 96%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 60 93% 96%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 75 55% 96%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 103 86% 96%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 73 95% 96%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 78 91% 95%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 92 97% 95%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 103 91% 94%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 77 90% 94%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 80 93% 90%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 96 90% 92%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 83 76% 90%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 37 68% 91%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 63 78% 86%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 79 95% 89%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 75 92% 89%

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, 100% of patients received Category 3 surgery within 365 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 100%.

Year Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 357 100% 100%
2016–17 350 99% 99%
2015–16 153 100% 98%
2014–15 365 97% 99%
2013–14 351 99% 99%
2012–13 460 99% 98%
2011–12 477 97% 97%
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Surgeries within 365 days Peer group average
2017–18 Apr–Jun 63 100% 100%
2017–18 Jan–Mar 51 100% 100%
2017–18 Oct–Dec 101 100% 99%
2017–18 Jul–Sep 142 100% 100%
2016–17 Apr–Jun 127 100% 99%
2016–17 Jan–Mar 79 100% 99%
2016–17 Oct–Dec 98 99% 99%
2016–17 Jul–Sep 46 98% 99%
2015–16 Oct–Dec 71 100% 98%
2015–16 Jul–Sep 82 100% 97%
2014–15 Apr–Jun 92 97% 98%
2014–15 Jan–Mar 97 98% 99%
2014–15 Oct–Dec 81 95% 99%
2014–15 Jul–Sep 95 97% 99%
2013–14 Apr–Jun 82 98% 99%
2013–14 Jan–Mar 83 100% 99%
2013–14 Oct–Dec 77 99% 99%
2013–14 Jul–Sep 109 100% 99%
2012–13 Apr–Jun 104 100% 98%
2012–13 Jan–Mar 101 100% 98%
2012–13 Oct–Dec 129 98% 97%
2012–13 Jul–Sep 126 100% 98%
2011–12 Apr–Jun 125 99% 97%
2011–12 Jan–Mar 98 97% 97%
2011–12 Oct–Dec 136 96% 97%
2011–12 Jul–Sep 118 94% 97%

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 16 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 73 16 days 12 days
2016–17 93 11 days 11 days
2015–16 127 1 day 11 days
2014–15 301 1 day 9 days
2013–14 216 1 day 8 days
2012–13 72 21 days 9 days
2011–12 84 19 days 11 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 23 20 days 11 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 19 16 days 12 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 17 14 days 11 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 14 15 days 12 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 22 7 days 12 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 25 17 days 11 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 33 8 days 11 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 13 11 days 10 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 81 1 day 11 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 46 1 day 11 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 68 4 days 10 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 76 1 day 9 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 83 1 day 9 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 74 2 days 8 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 64 2 days 9 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 38 6 days 8 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 65 1 day 8 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 49 1 day 8 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 17 17 days 10 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 13 16 days 8 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 15 23 days 9 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 27 24 days 10 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 17 12 days 9 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 13 13 days 12 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 28 22 days 10 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 26 19 days 11 days

Category 2 (surgery recommended within 90 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 2 surgery was 15 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 36 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 590 15 days 36 days
2016–17 468 5 days 35 days
2015–16 210 65 days 36 days
2014–15 330 67 days 34 days
2013–14 346 65 days 35 days
2012–13 336 70 days 36 days
2011–12 254 64 days 37 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 177 5 days 35 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 118 3 days 38 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 176 8 days 36 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 119 42 days 37 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 127 8 days 34 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 127 2 days 36 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 127 15 days 35 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 87 42 days 33 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 100 66 days 36 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 110 63 days 35 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 92 54 days 35 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 60 69 days 35 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 75 87 days 32 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 103 61 days 34 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 73 63 days 34 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 78 77 days 35 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 92 63 days 35 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 103 64 days 35 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 77 74 days 36 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 80 69 days 37 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 96 59 days 35 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 83 75 days 35 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 37 69 days 35 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 63 72 days 42 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 79 54 days 36 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 75 65 days 36 days

Category 3 (surgery recommended within 365 days)

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for Category 3 surgery was 195 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 84 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 357 195 days 84 days
2016–17 350 187 days 84 days
2015–16 153 156 days 86 days
2014–15 365 225 days 83 days
2013–14 351 195 days 83 days
2012–13 460 127 days 81 days
2011–12 477 134 days 69 days
Year Quarter Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 Apr–Jun 63 225 days 82 days
2017–18 Jan–Mar 51 227 days 96 days
2017–18 Oct–Dec 101 185 days 84 days
2017–18 Jul–Sep 142 146 days 78 days
2016–17 Apr–Jun 127 185 days 80 days
2016–17 Jan–Mar 79 240 days 94 days
2016–17 Oct–Dec 98 174 days 79 days
2016–17 Jul–Sep 46 162 days 84 days
2015–16 Oct–Dec 71 154 days 83 days
2015–16 Jul–Sep 82 163 days 77 days
2014–15 Apr–Jun 92 215 days 84 days
2014–15 Jan–Mar 97 252 days 90 days
2014–15 Oct–Dec 81 294 days 81 days
2014–15 Jul–Sep 95 169 days 81 days
2013–14 Apr–Jun 82 241 days 84 days
2013–14 Jan–Mar 83 204 days 98 days
2013–14 Oct–Dec 77 202 days 77 days
2013–14 Jul–Sep 109 134 days 74 days
2012–13 Apr–Jun 104 72 days 89 days
2012–13 Jan–Mar 101 135 days 84 days
2012–13 Oct–Dec 129 136 days 75 days
2012–13 Jul–Sep 126 137 days 78 days
2011–12 Apr–Jun 125 103 days 71 days
2011–12 Jan–Mar 98 110 days 75 days
2011–12 Oct–Dec 136 183 days 63 days
2011–12 Jul–Sep 118 139 days 66 days