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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 187 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 56 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 48 187 days 56 days
2016–17 61 150 days 59 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 0.2%
2016–17 61 0.0% 0.2%

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 2016–17 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 21 days

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

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

In 2016–17 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 0.6%

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 199 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 42 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 54 199 days 42 days
2016–17 38 193 days 34 days

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

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for carpal tunnel release 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
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 54 0.0% 0.3%
2016–17 38 NP 0.1%

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 2017–18, the median waiting time for cystoscopy was 3 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 23 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 380 3 days 23 days
2016–17 330 2 days 22 days
2015–16 9 NP 23 days
2014–15 <5 NP 18 days
2013–14 15 1 day 18 days
2012–13 91 0 days 21 days
2011–12 261 0 days 28 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 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cystoscopy at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 0.5%.

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.
2017–18 380 0.0% 0.5%
2016–17 330 0.0% 0.2%
2015–16 9 NP 0.3%
2014–15 <5 NP 0.4%
2013–14 15 NP 0.3%
2012–13 91 0.0% 1.5%
2011–12 261 0.0% 3.1%

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 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 40 days
2016–17 7 NP 40 days
2015–16 <5 NP 49 days
2014–15 <5 NP 48 days
2012–13 5 NP 29 days
2011–12 <5 NP 37 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 0.0%
2016–17 7 NP 0.0%
2015–16 <5 NP 1.4%
2014–15 <5 NP 0.7%
2012–13 5 NP 0.7%
2011–12 <5 NP 1.1%

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

Surgery for herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for herniorrhaphy was 190 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 16 190 days 49 days
2016–17 12 111 days 49 days

Surgery for herniorrhaphy: 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 16 NP 0.0%
2016–17 12 NP 0.3%

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 40 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 22 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 170 40 days 22 days
2016–17 136 21 days 20 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
2017–18 170 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 136 0.0% 0.0%

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 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 7 NP 46 days
2016–17 12 312 days 42 days
2015–16 <5 NP 47 days
2014–15 6 NP 42 days
2013–14 5 NP 44 days
2012–13 9 NP 43 days
2011–12 15 318 days 38 days

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

Surgery for inguinal herniorrhaphy: 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 7 NP 0.1%
2016–17 12 NP 0.3%
2015–16 <5 NP 0.2%
2014–15 6 NP 0.4%
2013–14 5 NP 0.1%
2012–13 9 NP 0.2%
2011–12 15 NP 1.2%

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 64 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 47 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 27 64 days 47 days
2016–17 26 69 days 43 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 27 NP 0.0%
2016–17 26 NP 0.2%

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

Surgery for ovary removal: median waiting times

In 2016–17 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 29 days

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

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

In 2016–17 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.
2016–17 <5 NP 0.0%

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

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for removal of skin lesion was 57 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 26 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 82 57 days 26 days
2016–17 57 38 days 25 days

Surgery for removal of skin lesion: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for removal of skin lesion 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 82 0.0% 0.0%
2016–17 57 0.0% 0.1%

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 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.
2014–15 <5 NP 151 days
2013–14 <5 NP 93 days

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

Surgery for total knee replacement: 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.
2014–15 <5 NP 0.4%
2013–14 <5 NP 1.0%

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, the median waiting time for varicose veins treatment was 179 days at this hospital, compared to its national peer group performance of 81 days.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 41 179 days 81 days
2016–17 46 224 days 109 days
2015–16 19 177 days 106 days
2014–15 38 111 days 88 days
2013–14 50 108 days 94 days
2012–13 54 168 days 82 days
2011–12 50 107 days 88 days

Surgery for varicose veins treatment: 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 41 NP 0.4%
2016–17 46 NP 1.4%
2015–16 19 NP 1.3%
2014–15 38 NP 1.5%
2013–14 50 0.0% 1.3%
2012–13 54 0.0% 2.0%
2011–12 50 0.0% 0.7%