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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

52

101 - Urology

Adults 24; Paeds 19

110 - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Hands 2, Knees 10,
Foot & Ankle 6, Shoulder 10, Spine 20, Hips 7, Paeds 28

120 - ENT

Adults 42; Paeds 42

Ophthalmology surgical pathway

Cataract 10;
Lids 15

130 - Ophthalmology

General 45;
Med Ret 33;
Glaucoma 26;
Corneal 13;
Paeds 36

140 - Oral Surgery

Adults 27; Paeds 10

143 - Orthodontics

52

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Medicine

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average
(Mean)

301 - Gastroenterology

67

302 - Endocrinology

20

307 - Diabetic Medicine

20

320 - Cardiology

46

330 - Dermatology

Adults 16; Paeds 13

340 - Respiratory Medicine

12

400 - Neurology

36

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

CT Scan 4;
MRI Scan: 20+ ;

Ultrasound Scan: 8-10;

MSK Ultrasound: 2-3;

Neck/Thyroid Ultrasound 2-3;

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

410 - Rheumatology

18

430 - Geriatric Medicine

18


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Family & Specialist Services

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average
(Mean)

103 - Breast Surgery

-

420 - Paediatrics

General 38,
Allergy 27,
Cardiology 30

502 - Gynaecology

35



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