Appointment and Admission Waits

New Appointment and Admission Waits by Specialty - As at: 06/02/2023

Understanding average waiting times:

Waiting times can vary due to many factors, such as: your clinical urgency, your condition, type of treatment or choosing to wait for a specific consultant.

The waiting times listed are indicative waiting times (in weeks), based on a recent six-week period. This means that they can fluctuate week-on-week and should be treated as example of what to expect, rather than a guarantee.

  • Column one: This is the median average, which means it is loosely indicative of the wait of the majority of patients can expect. It is better to think of this figure as being the middle point with a range, so think of this as having a range to a few weeks before and after.
  • Column two: This is the 95th percentile, which means that it is the best indication of the longest waiting time. Long waiting times can often involve very complex treatments, so the figure should be viewed within the context of patient need.

The numbers below indicate waiting times, per service, in weeks.

For patients first seen or admitted for first definitive treatment between 25/12/2022 and 05/02/2023
If no patients match this criteria the report will return " - "

This report details, by specialty, the 50th and 95th percentile waiting times (in weeks) from date of referral for patients:
- To be seen in Outpatients for the first time
- To be admitted as an Inpatient for their first definitive treatment
- Patients who are on a cancer pathway are not included

 
Specialty New Outpatient Appointment First Inpatient Admission for Treatment
50th Percentile 95th Percentile 50th Percentile 95th Percentile
Breast Surgery 2 7 28 66
Cardiac Surgery 17 39 18 67
Cardiology 6 58 26 85
Clinical Haematology 7 23 2 4
Clinical Immunology 7 13 0 0
Colorectal Surgery 13 41 33 77
Dermatology 13 68 27 56
Diabetic Medicine 11 33 0 0
Endocrinology 43 51 0 0
ENT 11 46 48 91
Gastroenterology 9 28 0 0
General Medicine 6 22 0 0
General Surgery 5 21 16 59
Geriatric Medicine 7 63 0 0
Gynae - Colposcopy 5 6 0 0
Gynae - Hysteroscopy 24 28 0 0
Gynaecology 21 50 26 74
Hepatology 7 56 0 0
Nephrology 6 28 0 2
Neurology 6 45 0 0
Neurophysiology 6 9 0 0
Neurosurgery 26 104 30 184
Oesophago-Gastric Surgery 22 28 41 85
Ophthalmology 28 48 41 89
Orthopaedics 11 47 49 124
Paediatrics 2 38 0 0
Pain Management 20 31 32 77
Plastic Surgery 17 55 22 71
Rheumatology 8 34 0 0
Thoracic Medicine 18 53 0 0
Thoracic Surgery 7 11 10 31
Urology 9 42 27 98
Vascular Surgery 10 35 18 65

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