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RUH Wait Times for First Outpatient Appointment and Admitted Treatment from Point of Referral

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 COVID19 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)
Admitted
(Total Pathway)

Average

(Mean)

Average

100 - General Surgery

48

41

101 - Urology

Adults 21; Paeds 45

43

110 - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Hands 10, Knees 30, Foot & Ankle 18, Shoulder 18, Spine 40, Hips 12, Paeds 25

Hip 40; Knee 43; Other 23

120 - ENT

Adults 52; Paeds 50

53

Ophthalmology surgical pathway

Cataract 16;
Lids 27

19;
6

130 - Ophthalmology

General 34;
Med Ret 21;
Glaucoma 24;
Corneal 22;
Paeds 31

19

140 - Oral Surgery

Adults 18; Paeds 45

48

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Medicine

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Admitted

Average
(Mean)

Average

301 - Gastroenterology

48

-

302 - Endocrinology

24

-

307 - Diabetic Medicine

3

-

320 - Cardiology

15

25

330 - Dermatology

Adults 50; Paeds 59

-

340 - Respiratory Medicine

12

-

400 - Neurology

18

-

410 - Rheumatology

8

-

430 - Geriatric Medicine

8

-


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Women and Children

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Admitted

Average
(Mean)

Average

103 - Breast Surgery

-

29

420 - Paediatrics

General 12 ,
Allergy 12,
Cardiology 12

-

502 - Gynaecology

25

46



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