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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

41

101 - Urology

Adults 42; Paeds 21

110 - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Hands 8, Knees 6, Foot & Ankle 5, Shoulder 8, Spine 16, Hips 6, Paeds 18

120 - ENT

Adults 48; Paeds 42

Ophthalmology surgical pathway

Cataract 14;
Lids 16

130 - Ophthalmology

General 15;
Med Ret 4;
Glaucoma 16;
Corneal 19;
Paeds 16

140 - Oral Surgery

Adults 25; Paeds 48

143 - Orthodontics

45

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Medicine

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average
(Mean)

301 - Gastroenterology

55

302 - Endocrinology

20

307 - Diabetic Medicine

14

320 - Cardiology

20

330 - Dermatology

Adults 22; Paeds 8

340 - Respiratory Medicine

10

400 - Neurology

18

Radiology
CT Scan 20; MRI Scan 8-10 ; Ultrasound Scan 8-12 ;
Plain film RUH 6-8;
Community sites 4-6

410 - Rheumatology

18

430 - Geriatric Medicine

10


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Women's and Children

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average
(Mean)

103 - Breast Surgery

-

420 - Paediatrics

General 14,
Allergy 12,
Cardiology 18

502 - Gynaecology

18



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