SISP: Information and Reports
Information about the surveillance programme
The surveillance programme monitors all tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery performed by NHS hospital in
Instrument safety and performance
Instrument safety is measured by postoperative haemorrhage rates. These are serious bleeds that can occur after surgery, either during the hospital stay or after the patient has returned home. They require the patient to be returned to the theatre to further prevent bleeding.
Instrument performance is based on assessment of each instrument in use by the surgeon at the time of surgery and is reported as either a minor problem (instrument can however, be continued to be used) or major problem (instrument must be replaced immediately).
Factors considered in the surveillance
All Wales Annual Tonsillectomy Surveillance Report: 2008 [.pdf, 280kb]
All Wales Annual Tonsillectomy Surveillance Report: 2007 [.pdf, 160kb]
All Wales Annual Tonsillectomy Surveillance Report: 2006 [.pdf, 278kb]
Last updated: 30/01/2013