Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
Waiting time information
The information below relates to all patients on an elective waiting list. Waiting time information is not applicable for patients on a cancer pathway.
Non-urgent advice: What does this mean?
- The waiting time information provided is updated each week and is based on data provided by each hospital trust.
- The average waiting time for first outpatient appointment is the average waiting time for your first appointment with a clinician having been referred by your GP. This may be face to face, online or by telephone.
- The average waiting time for treatment is the average waiting time for treatment which may include a procedure or treatment in an inpatient or outpatient setting.
- Average waiting time is the average (mean) of all patients waiting within the specialty at each hospital trust.
- Some patients will wait less time than the average and some patients will wait longer than the average waiting time.
- Patients are being managed based on clinical urgency and therefore waiting times can vary depending on each patient's clinical condition.
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