Clinic
Indicative waiting time to 1st Outpatient attendance/pre op assessmentIndicative waiting time from Outpatient to procedure in weeksIndicative total waiting time from referral received to inpatient/DC procedure
Orthopaedics
New Hip (Joint Replacement)
4 weeks17 weeks 21 weeks
New Hip (Day Case)4 weeks3-4 weeks7-8 weeks
New Knee (Joint Replacement)
4 weeks17 weeks21 weeks
New Knee (Day Case)4 weeks3-4 weeks7-8 weeks
New hand and wrist4 weeks3 weeks7 weeks
New shoulder and elbow1 week6 weeks7 weeks
New foot and ankle8 weeks8 weeks16 weeks
Paediatric Trauma & Orthopaedics11 weeksN/A11 weeks
General Surgery6 weeks
6-8 weeks for Hernia/Gall bladder;
4-6 months for more specialised surgery
12-14 weeks for Hernia/Gall bladder;
6-8 months for more specialised surgery
Day Case Hernias6 weeks6-8 weeks for Hernia/Gall bladder;
4-6 months for more specialised surgery
12-14 weeks for Hernia/Gall bladder;
6-8 months for more specialised surgery
Day Case Gall Bladders6 weeks6-8 weeks for Hernia/Gall bladder;
4-6 months for more specialised surgery
12-14 weeks for Hernia/Gall bladder;
6-8 months for more specialised surgery
Breast Surgery2 weeks
4 weeks6 weeks
Vascular Surgery5 weeksN/A5 weeks
Urology (Day Theatre procedure)
7 weeks10 weeks17 weeks
Urology7 weeks8 weeks for urgent cases; 18 weeks for non-urgent15-25 weeks
Cataracts
10 weeks7 weeks 17 weeks