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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

69

101 - Urology

Adults 24; Paeds 29

110 - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Hands 2, Knees 6,
Foot & Ankle 10, Shoulder 10,
Spine 48, Hips 6, Paeds 30

120 - ENT

Adults 31; Paeds 55

Ophthalmology surgical pathway

Cataract 5;
Lids 19

130 - Ophthalmology

General 52;
Med Ret 50;
Glaucoma 31;
Corneal 20;
Paeds 24

140 - Oral Surgery

Adults 32; Paeds 15

143 - Orthodontics

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Medicine

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average
(Mean)

301 - Gastroenterology

85

302 - Endocrinology

20

307 - Diabetic Medicine

20

320 - Cardiology

53

330 - Dermatology

Adults 17; Paeds 27

340 - Respiratory Medicine

18

400 - Neurology

50

Radiology (July 2022)
(this is a guide to the average waiting time for a non-specialised scan)

CT Scan 8+;
MRI Scan: 20+ ;

Ultrasound Scan: 12+;

MSK Ultrasound: 16+;

Neck/Thyroid Ultrasound 14+;

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

410 - Rheumatology

26

430 - Geriatric Medicine

20


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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

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