Appointment and Admission Waits

New Appointment and Admission Waits by Specialty - As at: 08/11/2021

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, 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.

 

 
Specialty New Outpatient Appointment First Inpatient Admission for Treatment
50th Percentile 95th Percentile 50th Percentile 95th Percentile
Breast Surgery 2 10 30 35
Cardiac Surgery 5 5 36 83
Cardiology 5 25 20 57
Clinical Haematology 11 24    
Clinical Immunology 8 10    
Colorectal Surgery 6 21 24 58
Dermatology 21 27 19 41
Diabetic Medicine 7 29    
Endocrinology 27 30    
ENT 13 31 18 90
Gastroenterology 26 43 4 4
General Surgery 26 31 29 44
Geriatric Medicine 6 26    
Gynae - Colposcopy 5 7    
Gynae - Hysteroscopy 18 24    
Gynaecology 1 20 33 90
Hepatology 21 50 3 3
Nephrology 4 11    
Neurology 4 15    
Neurophysiology 4 11    
Neurosurgery 15 28 15 98
Oesophago-Gastric Surgery 10 19 30 75
Ophthalmology 12 25 23 42
Orthopaedics 10 31 6 79
Paediatrics 4 16    
Pain Management 5 24 4 4
Plastic Surgery 5 23 0 72
Rheumatology 7 71    
Thoracic Medicine 9 40    
Thoracic Surgery     9 13
Urology 5 27 27 90
Vascular Surgery 8 17 25 82

 

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