Consultant Waiting Times

This page provides the most recent data available on how long patients listed for surgery are waiting with each of our Consultants, broken down by speciality.

Please note that this data relates to waiting times for English patients only. Different rules apply in relation to the various Welsh commissioners (Powys Teaching Health Board and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board being the two with whom we are most involved) and we are currently looking at ways that this information can be shared in a meaningful way.

 

Consultant Waiting Times - January 2017

Consultant Waiting Times Table

This table displays the most recent waiting time information available for each of our surgeons, broken down by speciality. Please note that this data refers only to patients listed for surgery.  

  • The data on the right is correct as of the end of May 2017.
  • This table will be updated to show data reflecting the position at the end of June 2017 on or around the 13th working day of July.

We hope you will find this information helpful when discussing with your GP your options for referral to this hospital.

Explaining the data

  • The data displayed in this table shows that 90% of patients referred to a consultant and subsequently listed for surgery will have their operation within the number of weeks specified, from the date of referral.
  • Note that this is NOT a mean average - most patients will be seen in less time. For a very small number, their wait may be longer.
  • The colour coding gives you an at-a-glance indication of consultants with the shortest waiting times:
    • Green          =   Less than 18 weeks
    • Amber         =  18-24 weeks
    • Red              =   Over 24 weeks

As explained above, the table is updated on a monthly basis and reflects the end of month position following validation.

Your Referral

We prefer patients to be referred on a ‘Dear Consultant’ basis rather than to a named Doctor, in order that we can allocate you to an appropriate person with the shortest available waiting time.

This is in your best interests as it will allow you to be treated at the earliest possible opportunity, and will avoid prolonged suffering from symptoms for a longer period, or deterioration in your condition.

There are notable exceptions where it may be appropriate to refer you to a named individual:

  • If you are being referred for follow-up care, having already had treatment at this hospital, then we would recommend referring to the consultant you have already seen in order to ensure continuity of care.
     
  • There are certain conditions for which individual consultants specialise and therefore it is sensible to refer to those individuals where appropriate.