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We apologise that many patient appointments have been delayed during the COVID19 Pandemic. To ensure patient safety, each specialty is working to provide clinical review by a telephone, video or face-to-face appointments for as many patients as is safe to do so. Social distancing measures are in place in all outpatient departments for those patients where face-to-face appointments are essential. Patients with COVID-19 symptoms should not attend appointments.

The RUH, BMI Bath Clinic and Circle Bath are all working together to provide surgical treatment for patients whose procedures were cancelled or delayed by the Pandemic. Patients will be offered dates for treatment over the coming months; prioritised by clinical need and length of waiting time. Patients will need to follow the Public Health guidance on self-isolation (3 days for most patients) and have a COVID swab taken prior to admission to hospital. We are sorry that patients are waiting longer than we would want.

Surgery

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average

(Mean)

100 - General Surgery

46

101 - Urology

Adults 49; Paeds 21

110 - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Hands 4, Knees 5, Foot & Ankle 8, Shoulder 3, Spine 22, Hips 8, Paeds 16

120 - ENT

Adults 49; Paeds 49

Ophthalmology surgical pathway

Cataract 12;
Lids 9

130 - Ophthalmology

General 17;
Med Ret 8;
Glaucoma 16;
Corneal 7;
Paeds 21

140 - Oral Surgery

Adults 35; Paeds 10

143 - Orthodontics

45

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Medicine

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average
(Mean)

301 - Gastroenterology

63

302 - Endocrinology

21

307 - Diabetic Medicine

15

320 - Cardiology

30

330 - Dermatology

Adults 23; Paeds 14

340 - Respiratory Medicine

12

400 - Neurology

18

Radiology
(this is a guide to the average waiting time for a routine scan)
CT Scan 20+;
MRI Scan 12-14 ;
Ultrasound Scan 8-10 ;

Plain film X-ray :
RUH 6-8;
Community sites 8+

410 - Rheumatology

19

430 - Geriatric Medicine

15


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Family & Specialist Services

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average
(Mean)

103 - Breast Surgery

-

420 - Paediatrics

General 14,
Allergy 12,
Cardiology 18

502 - Gynaecology

28



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