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Waiting Times

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

49

101 - Urology

Adults 36; Paeds 25

110 - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Hands 6, Knees 10,
Foot & Ankle 12, Shoulder 12, Spine 20, Hips 10, Paeds 14

120 - ENT

Adults 46; Paeds 47

Ophthalmology surgical pathway

Cataract 14;
Lids 14

130 - Ophthalmology

General 35;
Med Ret 18;
Glaucoma 18;
Corneal 14;
Paeds 40

140 - Oral Surgery

Adults 35; Paeds 10

143 - Orthodontics

47

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Medicine

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average
(Mean)

301 - Gastroenterology

62

302 - Endocrinology

32

307 - Diabetic Medicine

23

320 - Cardiology

40

330 - Dermatology

Adults 15; Paeds 12

340 - Respiratory Medicine

12

400 - Neurology

20

Radiology
(this is a guide to the average waiting time for a routine scan)
CT Scan 24+;
MRI Scan 14-16 ;
Ultrasound Scan 12 ;

Plain film X-ray : RUH 8-10;
Community sites 8-10

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 29,
Allergy 20,
Cardiology 18

502 - Gynaecology

28



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