MOREE hospital is the top performing hospital in the northern region when it comes to patients receiving elective surgeries within recommended time frames.
Performance data from the Bureau of Health Information shows all 57 patients who needed urgent, semi-urgent and non-urgent elective surgeries hospital from January to March this year received their surgeries within the clinically recommended time frames.
It is recommended urgent elective surgeries be performed within 30 days, semi-urgent within 90 days and non-urgent within 365 days.
Tamworth hospital had the lowest percentage of surgeries performed within the time frames.
But it performed 805 elective surgeries, significantly more than any other hospital in the region.
Eighty-five per cent of people needing urgent surgery received it within 30 days, 75 per cent of semi-urgent surgeries were performed within the recommended 90 days, and 89 per cent of non-urgent surgeries were received within the specified time frame.
Two hundred and thirty eight patients underwent elective surgery at Armidale hospital, with all of those who needed urgent surgery receiving it within the recommended 30 days.
The hospital was also high performing across the remaining urgency categories, with just 2 per cent of patients waiting longer than the specified time frames.
Of the 71 elective surgeries performed at Gunnedah hospital, 93 per cent of urgent surgeries were received within the recommended time frame and 100 per cent of semi- and non-urgent surgeries took place within 90 and 365 days respectively.
Narrabri hospital met the recommended time frames for all 48 urgent and semi-urgent surgeries; too small a number of non-urgent surgeries were undertaken for performance data.
All 20 patients who received semi-urgent surgery at Inverell hospital received it within the recommended time frame, but just 61 per cent of 18 non-urgent surgeries were performed within the recommended 365-day period.