Three Queensland hospitals have had ailing reviews in a new national report comparing wait times for cancer surgery.
The report covered nearly 13,000 planned operations and found over 90 per cent were being treated with 30 days, but found 1,090 patients waited longer than 30 days for surgery.
It revealed breast cancer patients had the lowest waits for surgery, bowel cancer longer, and those with lung cancer were mostly treated quickly.
In Queensland, the Princess Alexandra Hospital on Brisbane's southside, the Nambour Hospital on the Sunshine Coast, and Hervey Bay Hospital on the Fraser Coast were singled out for having longer waits for surgery.
Nambour Hospital completed 79 per cent of its surgeries for breast cancer within 30 days.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital only managed to perform surgery on 39 per cent of its bowel cancer and 67 per cent of its lung cancer patients within 30 days.
Hervey Bay Hospital was slightly better, treating 84 per cent of its breast cancer patients getting surgery within 30 days.
The report says there is no definition of poor performance and the research is intended to help lower surgical waiting lists.
Other hospitals named for having longer waits for cancer surgery include the Calvary Mater and Liverpool hospitals in New South Wales, and Fremantle Hospital in Western Australia.