Case Number 4686
Request Date 23/03/2016
Completion Date 11/04/2016 

 

Details of the Request

  • Name of Trust
  • Name of Trust’s CCG

 

1. Which Regional/Area Team does your hospital belong to?

Please tick ONE of the following options:

  • North East
  • North West
  • West Midlands
  • East Midlands
  • Yorkshire and the Humber
  • East of England
  • South West
  • South East
  • London

 

2. Please set out the number of individual elective procedures that took place in your Trust in 2015 for the following categories –

  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Hernia Operations
  • Adenoid Operations
  • Gallstone Operations
  • Tonsillectomies
  • Cataract Operations
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gender Reassignment Surgery

 

3. Please set out the mean average waiting time (in days), within your Trust, for each of the following procedures in 2015 – Please also include referral to treatment (RTT) waiting time

  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Hernia Operations
  • Adenoid Operations
  • Gallstone Operations
  • Tonsillectomies
  • Cataract Operations
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gender Reassignment Surgery

 

4. Please set out the number of patients who waited over 18 weeks, within your Trust, for each of the following procedures in 2015 –

  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Hernia Operations
  • Adenoid Operations
  • Gallstone Operations
  • Tonsillectomies
  • Cataract Operations
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gender Reassignment Surgery

 

5. If a patients needs were to change while on the Trust’s waiting list is there a process to recognise this?

  • Yes
  • No

If yes, please describe

 

6. What number of patient’s surgeries were cancelled on the day in the calendar year of 2015?

 

7. Please tick the most common reasons surgery is cancelled on the day?

  • Scheduling errors – i.e. lack of theatre time, surgeon unavailable
  • Patient not prepped – i.e. not fasted
  • Equipment shortages and/or lack of beds
  • Cancellation due to inadequate preoperative evaluation
  • Patient failing to attend or operation no longer necessary
  • Emergency case superseding the elective schedule
  • Medical reasons – on-going infection, illness of family member
  • Low Staffing levels
  • Other, please specify

 

8. Have you implemented any improvement programs to improve access to meeting the (recommended) waiting time?

  • Theatre Improvements
  • Admin / booking projects
  • Pre-op assessment
  • Diagnostic improvement
  • Separation of elective and emergency beds
  • Communication with patients
  • Other, please specify

 

9. Have you implemented any bans on out of area referrals for any types of elective procedures?

  • Yes
  • No

If yes, for which procedures?

 

10. Do you notify patients of their rights under the NHS Constitution when the 18 week limit has been missed?

  • Yes
  • No

If Yes, how?

 

11. On average how many extra days or weeks did patients wait for surgery beyond the 18 week limit?

  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Hernia Operations
  • Adenoid Operations
  • Gallstone Operations
  • Tonsillectomies
  • Cataract Operations
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gender Reassignment Surgery

 

Details of the Response

Completed questionnaire sent to requester.