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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Hospital waiting times (FOI)

DepartmentFreedom of Information
AuthorStates of Jersey
Issue date21 Mar 2017
StatusPublished
Cost Prepared internally, no external cost

​Request

A

How many beds are there per 100,000 of the population in Jersey?

B

What was the average waiting time to be seen in the Emergency Department in 2016? Has the hospital set targets to see a patient in the Emergency Department by a particular time? If so what is the target time?

What was the longest time someone had to wait in 2016 to be seen in the Emergency Department?

C

What was the average waiting time for an elective operation in 2016? Is there a set target time to carry out elective operations? What was the longest wait someone had to wait for an elective operation in 2016? If possible can you tell me what the operation was for and the age and gender of the patient?

D

What was the maximum waiting time in 2016 for someone who has been referred with suspected cancer to see a specialist? What was the average waiting time in 2016?

Response

A

Within Jersey General Hospital there are 132 acute, adult, public inpatient beds. Additionally there are Paediatric, Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU), assessment beds, day surgery beds, maternity and special care baby unit beds totalling a further 62 beds. Overdale Hospital also has 23 rehabilitation beds.

The population office would need to advise on the current population of Jersey.

B

On attendance to the Emergency Department in 2016 the average wait to be triaged for all patients was nine minutes. The average time to be treated following presentation at the Emergency Department was 50 minutes.

Patients are treated in clinical priority order following triage assessment.

The hospital has not set a target regarding the time to be seen within.

We are unable to provide the longest individual wait due to the risk of identifying an individual patient and therefore Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied. However a breakdown of the time to be treated is displayed in the table below.

 

​Time to be treated (mins)​Percentage of total attendances
​0-29 ​45%
​30-59 ​27%
​60-89  ​13%
​90-119  ​7%
​120-149 ​4%
​150-179  ​2%
​180+ ​3%

 

C

The average wait for a public elective operation in 2016 was 65 days. There is no formal target.

We are unable to provide the longest individual wait due to the risk of identifying an individual patient and therefore Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied. However a breakdown of the time waited is displayed in the table below.

​Days waiting for inpatient procedure ​ ​ ​ ​
​​1-30​31-60​61-90​91-180​> 180
​Percentage of patients​36%​27%​15% ​16%​7%


D

We are unable to provide the individual longest wait due to the risk of identifying an individual patient and therefore Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied. We aim to assess every patient who is referred into the hospital with a suspected cancer within four weeks and usually they are seen ahead of this.

In 2016 the average waiting time for an urgent referral to be seen was 16 days. This average includes non-cancer referrals.

Exemptions applied

Article 25 - Personal information

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.

(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –

(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005; and

(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.


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