Appointment and Admission Waits

New Appointment and Admission Waits by Specialty - As at: 05/09/2021

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.

 

New Appointment and Admission Waits by Specialty
Specialty New Outpatient Appointment First Inpatient Admission for Treatment
50th Percentile 95th Percentile 50th Percentile 95th Percentile
Breast Surgery 3 5 - -
Cardiac Surgery 2 3 49 49
Cardiology 3 44 18 43
Clinical Haematology 13 23 - -
Clinical Immunology 6 6 - -
Colorectal Surgery 8 22 31 56
Dermatology 23 33 26 26
Diabetic Medicine 2 31 - -
Endocrinology 6 25 - -
ENT 12 32 19 79
Gastroenterology 6 40 - -
General Surgery 22 33 19 26
Geriatric Medicine 7 8 - -
Gynae - Colposcopy 5 11 - -
Gynae - Hysteroscopy 17 23 - -
Gynaecology 1 15 43 83
Hepatology 10 53 - -
Nephrology 5 10 - -
Neurology 6 25 - -
Neurophysiology 4 11 - -
Neurosurgery 12 44 14 46
Oesophago-Gastric Surgery 5 23 44 63
Ophthalmology 13 23 19 52
Orthopaedics 11 42 29 94
Paediatrics 5 13 - -
Pain Management 3 23 - -
Plastic Surgery 6 24 15 94
Rheumatology 9 75 - -
Thoracic Medicine 10 34 - -
Thoracic Surgery 2 3 - -
Urology 4 21 28 75
Vascular Surgery 9 15 17 78

 

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