Reference 2017-649

REF:            2017-649

Subject:        Waiting times for elective operations

 

 

Request:

I am seeking information for hip replacement, knee replacement and cataract operations and hernia operations, for the last five financial years.

For each question I am seeking information for each of the following time periods:

  1. i) 2013/14
  2. ii) 2014/15

iii)                 2015/16

  1. iv) 2016/17
  2. v) 2017/18 to date (most recent data available)

 

  1. How many a) hip replacements b) knee replacements c) cataract operations and d) hernia operations were cancelled for non-clinical reasons in the 48 hours before a patient was due to be admitted in each of the last five financial years?
  1. What was the average waiting time (from referral to treatment to admission date) for a) hip replacements b) knee replacements c) cataract operations and d) hernia operations in each of the last five financial years?
  2. On average how many extra days did patients wait for surgery beyond the 18 week limit for a) hip replacements b) knee replacements c) cataract operations and d) hernia operations  in each of the last five financial years?
  3. What were the five longest waits for a) hip replacements b) knee replacements c) cataract operations and d) hernia operations  in each of the last five financial years?

 

 

Response:

Please see attached data as requested.

2017-649 FOI request on waiting times for elective operations [14 kb] Ms Excel

We only record and report non-clinical cancellations that are cancelled on the day or the day before, and the system we use does not capture the intended procedure so I am unable to answer that part of the request (question 1).