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Waiting Times

We apologise that many patient appointments have been delayed during the COVID-19 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

69

101 - Urology

Adults 20; Paeds 28

110 - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Hands 2, Knees 6,
Foot & Ankle 10, Shoulder 10,
Spine 52, Hips 6, Paeds 30

120 - ENT

Adults 30; Paeds 60

Ophthalmology surgical pathway

Cataract 11;
Lids 18

130 - Ophthalmology

General 47;
Med Ret 53;
Glaucoma 31;
Corneal 21;
Paeds 29

140 - Oral Surgery

Adults 16; Paeds 25

143 - Orthodontics

30

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Medicine

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average
(Mean)

301 - Gastroenterology

85

302 - Endocrinology

20

307 - Diabetic Medicine

20

320 - Cardiology

55

330 - Dermatology

Adults 33; Paeds 32

340 - Respiratory Medicine

14

400 - Neurology

47

Radiology (October 2022)
(this is a guide to the average waiting time for a non-specialised scan)

CT Scan 20+;
MRI Scan: 18+ ;

Ultrasound Scan: 16+;

MSK Ultrasound: 16+;

Neck/Thyroid Ultrasound 16+;

Plain film X-ray: RUH 4-6;
Community sites: 6-8

410 - Rheumatology

26

430 - Geriatric Medicine

20


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Family & Specialist Services

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average
(Mean)

103 - Breast Surgery

-

420 - Paediatrics

General 37,
Allergy 22,
Cardiology 40

502 - Gynaecology

52



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