We know that many of our patients are in a lot of pain, so the sooner they can be seen by our consultants the better. Because we only deal with scheduled care, and no emergency cases, not only are our waiting times short, but the NHS patients who use our services know they’ll get the treatment they were expecting, on the day they were expecting it.
Already on a waiting list with another hospital? If you are told your elective surgery has a wait of more than 18 weeks, you might be eligible to switch waiting lists. Click here to find out more.
The following waiting times are indicative of the average wait for NHS-funded treatment. If you are looking to pay for yourself, via our fast and cost-effective self pay option, please speak to one of our self pay advisors to understand how quickly you could be treated privately. You can find their details here.
|Speciality||First appointment||From appointment to treatment*|
|Shoulder and Elbow||4 weeks||4 weeks|
|General surgery||3 weeks||4 weeks|
|Dental surgery||4 weeks||5 weeks|
|Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery||5 weeks||3 weeks|
|Eye surgery||4 weeks||12 weeks|
|Foot and ankle surgery||2 weeks||4 weeks|
|Gynaecology||4 weeks||3 weeks|
|Hand and wrist surgery||2 weeks||4 weeks|
|Hip surgery||2 weeks||4 weeks|
|Knee surgery||2 weeks||4 weeks|
|Medical imaging||N/A||2 weeks|
|Urology||8 weeks||3 weeks|
Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis. Your waiting time for treatment may also depend on factors outside of our control, such as the time it takes for the NHS to approve its funding of your treatment.