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Guess which NHS department has the longest waitlist in my area.

29 replies

Pheefifofuckthisshit · 30/03/2023 22:02

Can you guess?

Gynae. πŸ™„

I'm left curious as to if this is the case nationally. πŸ€” Does anyone know?

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Aquamarine1029 · 30/03/2023 22:04

The NHS doesn't give a fuck about women's health issues. This is nothing new.

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Rowthe · 30/03/2023 22:04

I think its neurology where I am

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FortyFacedFuckers · 30/03/2023 22:12

Pretty sure it's gynaecology here too, been waiting on an appointment for 22 months!

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DrFoxtrot · 30/03/2023 22:58

Neurology, pain management and gastro near me. Gynae relatively 'quick' at approx 6 months for first appointment. The others well over 12 months.

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DrFoxtrot · 30/03/2023 22:59

Even some of the gastro fast track/ two week wait cancer referrals have been taking up to 7 weeks Shock

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kingsleysbootlicker · 30/03/2023 23:11

Rheumatology here, as far as I know. 6 years

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Infracat · 30/03/2023 23:12

My mum was referred urgentky for gastro. She won't be seen for 18 weeks!!!

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Rowthe · 31/03/2023 11:03

Infracat · 30/03/2023 23:12

My mum was referred urgentky for gastro. She won't be seen for 18 weeks!!!

That's actually quite short.

Locally it's about 10 months for Gastro.

Neurology is about 20 months

Gynae about 4 months

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bloodywhitecat · 31/03/2023 11:14

Colorectal has the longest wait here, 31 weeks. Gynaecology is 15 weeks. The shortest wait is 4 weeks for the breast clinic.

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Jazsimone · 31/03/2023 11:28

Well Dental is up to 18 months.

There are backlogs in every department and priority treatment is PRIORITY.

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Orangesandlemons77 · 31/03/2023 11:30

Is this for urgent or routine?

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Orangesandlemons77 · 31/03/2023 11:34

Gynae and gastro here both approx 18 months

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deydododatdodontdeydo · 31/03/2023 14:24

Not at ours. Think urology was longest.

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Rowthe · 31/03/2023 14:25

Orangesandlemons77 · 31/03/2023 11:30

Is this for urgent or routine?

I'm talking about routine appointments.

Though not sure whether an urgent referral really speeds anything up.

The only ones seen quickly are the 2 week rule.

And routine breast referrals are seen in 2 weeks here.

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Orangesandlemons77 · 31/03/2023 19:48

That 2 week rule is that for any suspected cancer or mainly breast / bowel?

What about urgent cardiology I wonder

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Rowthe · 31/03/2023 20:29

2 week is for suspected cancer only.

So wont include cardiology

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nocoolnamesleft · 31/03/2023 20:35

The longest waiting lists I am aware of in our region are for tertiary neurology.

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SirChenjins · 31/03/2023 20:40

I got my gynae appointment within a few weeks although it was classed as urgent. DS has been waiting for an urology appointment for a very unpleasant but not urgent condition - 47 weeks is the current waiting time.

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dizzydizzydizzy · 31/03/2023 20:48

My GP referred me for an autism assessment. I had to wait a few weeks for the local mental health people to 'triage' me. They agreed with the GP and referred me on. Their letter they sent said I would have to wait 41 months! In other words, nearly 3.5 years.

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JenniferBooth · 31/03/2023 20:52

My first gallstone attack was on 3rd July 2002 My gall bladder removal was on 28th April 2003

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HollyFern1110 · 31/03/2023 20:56

Pretty sure it's ENT here, although Cardiology is a lengthy wait too.

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Melroses · 31/03/2023 21:11

General Surgery, Colorectal and Paediatric continence are all over 80 wks here.

It probably depends on which speciality they are short of locally.

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Emeraldsrock · 31/03/2023 21:34

Pretty sure it’s dermatology around here!

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LBFseBrom · 31/03/2023 21:49

Orthopaedics where I am.

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giggly · 31/03/2023 21:57

Orangesandlemons77 · 31/03/2023 19:48

That 2 week rule is that for any suspected cancer or mainly breast / bowel?

What about urgent cardiology I wonder

Yes in NHS Scotland anyway any lump bump
is a 48 hours GP contact and 2 weeks for specialist clinic.
My dam was seen in 24 hours by her GP and 6 days by breast specialist, outstanding care since then.

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