11 June 2021
We are sorry if you are experiencing a delay waiting for your clinic appointment or procedure.
In some areas, we are experiencing a significant backlog following our response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are doing everything we can to reduce this backlog including putting on extra clinics and theatre lists and opening additional sites to offer these services. We have also increased the ways we can offer appointments including offering more video and telephone appointments (as well as face to face appointments where appropriate). The current wait for an appointment after an initial referral is generally 3-6 months, although this does vary between departments.
Please can we request that you do not contact your GP practice about waiting times, as they do not have access to this information.
If you have any concerns or questions please use the contact details on your hospital letter, or if you do not have a letter with these contact details please contact our Patient Advice & Liaison teams.