Patients & Visitors

Waiting Times

  • Outpatient waits indicate the waiting time for a routine referral received at the end of the reported month
  • Average treatment waits are for all patients treated in month including 2-week waits and urgent cases

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

42

101 - Urology

27

110 - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Hands 4, Knees 20, Foot & Ankle 8, Shoulder 12, Spine 22, Hips 20, Paeds 16

120 - ENT

Adults 40; Paeds 40

Ophthalmology surgical pathway

Cataract 19;
Lids 26

130 - Ophthalmology

General 34;
Med Ret 8;
Glaucoma 22;
Corneal 34;
Paeds 23

140 - Oral Surgery

Adults 16; Paeds 48

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Medicine

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average
(Mean)

301 - Gastroenterology

48

302 - Endocrinology

24

307 - Diabetic Medicine

3

320 - Cardiology

15

330 - Dermatology

Adults 50; Paeds 59

340 - Respiratory Medicine

8

400 - Neurology

18

410 - Rheumatology

12

430 - Geriatric Medicine

8


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Women and Children

Wait in Weeks

Outpatients
(GP Referred)

Average
(Mean)

103 - Breast Surgery

-

420 - Paediatrics

General 16,
Allergy 6,
Cardiology 12

502 - Gynaecology

25