The COVID 19 pandemic has meant that there are more people waiting for an operation. This means that some people are waiting a long time for a hospital appointment or for treatment.
We know that it can be very difficult for many people who are waiting.
The NHS is working hard to see people as quickly as possible, but it is going to take a while before waiting times are back down to where they were before the COVID-19 pandemic began in the UK in early 2020.
Here you can find information to help you to look after your health and wellbeing while you are waiting for a hospital appointment or treatment. This includes information on how to find local support.
You can also find information to help you to prepare for your appointment, including what to expect at your appointment.