Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5801

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5801

Date Request Received: 20/08/2020 11:36:14

Date Request Replied To: 18/09/2020 10:49:17

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Request Summary: Cataract operations and waiting times

Request Category: Councils

 
Question Number 1:
How many people are currently on the waiting list for cataract surgery? How does this compare with each year for the past five years?
 
Answer To Question 1:
Please note there are no waiting list snapshots prior to 2018 so we can only provide figures for the last two years.

The number of people currently on the waiting list for cataract surgery is 191.
The number of people on the equivalent waiting list in 2019 was 104.
The number of people on the equivalent waiting list in 2018 was 47.
 
Question Number 2:
What is the average time a patient is on the waiting list for cataract surgery before having the procedure?
 
Answer To Question 2:
The average time a patient is on the waiting list for cataract surgery is 83 days.
 
Question Number 3:
How long has the patient who has had the longest wait for cataract surgery been waiting?
 
Answer To Question 3:
Our current longest wait for cataract surgery is 273 days.
 
Question Number 4:
How has Covid-19 affected waiting times for cataract operations?
 
Answer To Question 4:
Waiting times are longer than normal for cataract operations due to the impact of Covid-19.
 
Question Number 5:
How many cataract surgeries have you carried out each month this year?
 
Answer To Question 5:
By month, the number of cataract surgeries carried out in 2020 so far is:
January = 171
February = 179
March = 130
May = 1
June = 1
August = 8
 
Question Number 6:
How many cataract surgeries have you carried out each month last year?
 
Answer To Question 6:
By month, the number of cataract surgeries carried out in 2019:
January = 154
February = 154
March = 155
April = 89
May = 141
June = 108
July = 140
August = 81
September = 111
October = 120
November = 158
December = 146
 
Question Number 7:
How many cataract surgeries did you carry out each month five years ago in 2015?
 
Answer To Question 7:
By month, the number of cataract surgeries carried out five years ago in 2015:
January = 119
February = 91
March = 87
April = 88
May = 91
June = 97
July = 106
August = 75
September = 116
October = 94
November = 96
December = 83
 
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