Timing event Median (Minutes) Range (Minutes)
Total Transfer Time (TTT)a 20 5-84
Duration of surgery 91 30-270
Ward to End of surgery time (TT)b 151 80-248
TTT as a percentage of surgery duration 26.4% 5-200%
TTT as a percentage of TT (TTT/TT)x100 15.9% 3-54%
aRepresents the time spent in transferring the patient from the ward to anaesthesia waiting area.
bRepresents the time between patient sent for to surgery end
Table 2: Theatre timing events.