Case Number 7505
Request Date 19/08/2020
Completion Date 09/09/2020

 

Details of the Request

  1. How many people are currently on the waiting list for cataract surgery?
  2. How does this compare with each year for the past five years?
  3. What is the average time a patient is on the waiting list for cataract surgery before having the procedure?
  4. How long has the patient who has had the longest wait for cataract surgery been waiting?
  5. How has Covid-19 affected waiting times for cataract operations?
  6. How many cataract surgeries have you carried out each month this year?
  7. How many cataract surgeries have you carried out each month last year?
  8. How many cataract surgeries did you carry out each month five years ago in 2015?

 

Details of the Response

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?

  • Sep 2020 = 621
  • Sep 2019 = 1110
  • Sep 2018 = 748
  • Sep 2017 = 767

 

2. What is the average time a patient is on the waiting list for cataract surgery before having the procedure?

17.71 weeks

 

3. How long has the patient who has had the longest wait for cataract surgery been waiting?

37.1 weeks

 

4. How has Covid-19 affected waiting times for cataract operations?

The Trust does not hold this information. The FOI Act 2000 covers all recorded information held by a public authority. In this case, the Trust does not record the information requested.

 

5. How many cataract surgeries have you carried out each month this year?

  5.     How many cataract surgeries have you carried out each month this year? 2020
January 265
February 288
March 177
April 1
May 56
June 219
July 223
August 223
September  
October  
November  
December  

 

6. How many cataract surgeries have you carried out each month last year?

  6.     How many cataract surgeries have you carried out each month last year? 2019
January 285
February 284
March 287
April 300
May 303
June 269
July 269
August 265
September 290
October 374
November 300
December 212

 

7. How many cataract surgeries did you carry out each month five years ago in 2015?

  7.     How many cataract surgeries did you carry out each month five years ago in 2015?
January 232
February 240
March 224
April 235
May 219
June 213
July 240
August 205
September 187
October 218
November 218
December 154