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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

35

101 - Urology

Adults 27; Paeds 12

110 - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Hands 4, Knees 10, Foot & Ankle 4, Shoulder 6, Spine 14, Hips 12, Paeds 12

120 - ENT

Adults 39; Paeds 28

Ophthalmology surgical pathway

Cataract 14;
Lids 18

130 - Ophthalmology

General 21;
Med Ret 8;
Glaucoma 14;
Corneal 30;
Paeds 11

140 - Oral Surgery

Adults 18; Paeds 48

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Medicine

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average
(Mean)

301 - Gastroenterology

52

302 - Endocrinology

24

307 - Diabetic Medicine

4

320 - Cardiology

15

330 - Dermatology

Adults 45; Paeds 26

340 - Respiratory Medicine

8

400 - Neurology

18

410 - Rheumatology

18

430 - Geriatric Medicine

8


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Women and Children

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average
(Mean)

103 - Breast Surgery

-

420 - Paediatrics

General 16,
Allergy 6,
Cardiology 18

502 - Gynaecology

25



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