Waiting times for treatment
If your GP refers you to our hospitals we aim to see you as soon as possible.
Patients should begin treatment in less than 18 weeks from a doctor’s referral. Most patients will be seen much more quickly.
What's the standard?
We are expected to ensure that over 92% of patients begin their treatment within 18 weeks.
How are we doing?
Our recent performance:
- September 2016 – 89.5% of our patients were waiting less than 18 weeks to begin treatment
- August – 90.6%
- July – 91.5%
We are working hard to improve our performance, although meeting this target consistently is proving challenging. We are currently focussing on treating patients who have been waiting the longest, while also striving to meet a significant increase in demand for our services.
Over half of our patients begin treatment within eight weeks of referral, and urgent patients are always seen more quickly.
Find out more
For more information about waiting times, see NHS Choices.
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Page last updated: December 7 2016