Appointment and Admission Waits

New Appointment and Admission Waits by Specialty - As at: 06/02/2024

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 24/12/2023 and 04/02/2024
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 3 7 9 54
Cardiac Surgery 10 49 29 89
Cardiology 13 41 13 58
Clinical Haematology 10 43 11 11
Clinical Immunology 14 15 0 0
Colorectal Surgery 12 42 10 64
Dermatology 6 16 16 31
Diabetic Medicine 4 29 0 0
Endocrinology 12 48 0 0
ENT 12 42 25 68
Gastroenterology 16 30 0 0
General Medicine 25 46 0 0
General Surgery 10 14 13 31
Geriatric Medicine 14 43 0 0
Gynae - Colposcopy 5 6 0 0
Gynae - Hysteroscopy 16 32 0 0
Gynaecology 16 35 30 76
Hepatology 24 46 0 0
Nephrology 15 40 0 0
Neurology 9 52 0 0
Neurophysiology 7 12 0 0
Neurosurgery 17 35 27 73
Oesophago-Gastric Surgery 4 37 30 73
Ophthalmology 13 46 18 74
Orthopaedics 10 45 34 80
Paediatrics 12 34 0 0
Pain Management 19 42 6 41
Plastic Surgery 14 47 7 57
Rheumatology 8 42 0 0
Thoracic Medicine 26 54 0 0
Thoracic Surgery 7 20 14 55
Urology 11 46 30 97
Vascular Surgery 10 33 37 71

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