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Waiting Times

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

69

101 - Urology

Adults 18; Paeds 24

110 - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Hands 4, Knees 6, Foot & Ankle 8, Shoulder 8, Spine 52, Hips 6, Paeds 18

120 - ENT

Adults 28; Paeds 31

Ophthalmology surgical pathway

Cataract 6;
Lids 10

130 - Ophthalmology

General 40;
Medical Retina 51;
Glaucoma 22;
Corneal 22;
Paeds 15

140 - Oral Surgery

Adults 20; Paeds 15

Orthodontics

29

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Medicine

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average
(Mean)

301 - Gastroenterology

80

302 - Endocrinology

20

307 - Diabetic Medicine

20

320 - Cardiology

52

330 - Dermatology

Adults 36; Paeds 27

340 - Respiratory Medicine

18

400 - Neurology

52

410 - Rheumatology

26

430 - Geriatric Medicine

8


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Family & Specialist Services

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average
(Mean)

103 - Breast Surgery

-

420 - Paediatrics

General 32,
Allergy 24,
Cardiology 38

502 - Gynaecology

52