How long will I wait for a hospital appointment?

The interactive list at the bottom of this page can help you understand how long you are likely to wait for an appointment or treatment at our local hospitals.

Reported waiting times are the 90th percentile reported waits for each hospital provider.  This means that 9 out of 10 patients are seen within the reported timeframe.

The actual waiting time for individual patients can differ significantly from the data below depending on personal circumstances. All patients waiting for a routine operation or treatment are prioritised according to their clinical need.

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Waiting times

Please select your hospital and speciality from the drop-down menus.

Adult Mental Health

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
32weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
32weeks

Allergy

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
55weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
56weeks

Audiology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
14weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
25weeks

Breast Surgery

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
23weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
26weeks

Cardiac Surgery

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
5weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
34weeks

Cardiology

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
40weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
42weeks

Cardiology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
37weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
42weeks

Cardiothoracic Surgery

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
6weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
10weeks

Chemical Pathology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
42weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
42weeks

Clinical Genetics

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
75weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
77weeks

Clinical Haematology

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
52weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
39weeks

Clinical Haematology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
12weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
23weeks

Clinical Immunology

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
40weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
42weeks

Clinical Neurophysiology

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
8weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
10weeks

Clinical Oncology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
26weeks

Colorectal Surgery

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
46weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
53weeks

Colorectal Surgery

Somerset Surgical Services

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
36weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
43weeks

Colorectal Surgery

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
43weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
52weeks

Dental Medicine

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
62weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
64weeks

Dermatology

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
47weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
47weeks

Dermatology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
48weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
49weeks

Diabetes

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
46weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
50weeks

Diabetes

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
35weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
41weeks

Ear Nose and Throat

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
35weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
47weeks

Elderly Medicine

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
24weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
24weeks

Elderly Medicine

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
20weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
24weeks

Endocrinology

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
50weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
52weeks

Endocrinology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
36weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
38weeks

Gastroenterology

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
27weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
39weeks

Gastroenterology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
35weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
36weeks

General Internal Medicine

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
41weeks

General Surgery

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
46weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
61weeks

General Surgery

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
10weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
33weeks

Gynaecological Oncology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
45weeks

Gynaecology

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
44weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
58weeks

Gynaecology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
47weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
50weeks

Haemophilia

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
12weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
26weeks

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
32weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
44weeks

Hepatology

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
29weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
36weeks

Hepatology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
20weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
26weeks

Infectious Diseases

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
7weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
11weeks

Interventional Radiology

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
9weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
21weeks

Liaison Psychiatry

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
10weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
14weeks

Maxillofacial Surgery

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
43weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
51weeks

Medical Oncology

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
8weeks

Neonatal Critical Care

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
4weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
4weeks

Neurology

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
36weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
42weeks

Neurology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
38weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
41weeks

Neurosurgical

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
24weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
40weeks

Obstetrics

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
5weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
7weeks

Ophthalmology

NewMedica

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
11weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
17weeks

Ophthalmology

Somerset Surgical Services

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
26weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
33weeks

Ophthalmology

SpaMedica

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
8weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
8weeks

Ophthalmology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
27weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
35weeks

Oral Surgery

Somerset Surgical Services

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
20weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
19weeks

Oral Surgery

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
46weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
52weeks

Orthodontic

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
38weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
46weeks

Orthoptics

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
13weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
12weeks

Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
8weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
41weeks

Paediatric Cardiology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
45weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
48weeks

Paediatric Clinical Haematology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
18weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
18weeks

Paediatric Clinical Immunology and Allergy

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
46weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
44weeks

Paediatric Dentistry

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
64weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
72weeks

Paediatric Dermatology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
22weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
33weeks

Paediatric Diabetes

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
10weeks

Paediatric Ear Nose and Throat

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
33weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
59weeks

Paediatric Endocrinology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
32weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
37weeks

Paediatric Gastroenterology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
19weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
43weeks

Paediatric Inherited Metabolic Medicine

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
25weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
38weeks

Paediatric Nephrology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
12weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
22weeks

Paediatric Neurology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
13weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
29weeks

Paediatric Neurosurgery

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
34weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
46weeks

Paediatric Ophthalmology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
28weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
30weeks

Paediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
49weeks

Paediatric Plastic Surgery

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
25weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
65weeks

Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
41weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
43weeks

Paediatric Rheumatology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
31weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
35weeks

Paediatric Surgery

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
24weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
50weeks

Paediatric Trauma and Orthopaedic

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
34weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
44weeks

Paediatric Urology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
15weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
63weeks

Paediatrics(General)

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
3weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
8weeks

Paediatrics(General)

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
29weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
41weeks

Pain Management

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
25weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
26weeks

Pain Management

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
10weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
14weeks

Plastic Surgery

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
48weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
56weeks

Plastic Surgery

Somerset Surgical Services

How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
31weeks

Renal Medicine

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
41weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
41weeks

Respiratory Medicine

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
18weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
21weeks

Respiratory Medicine

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
42weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
46weeks

Respiratory Physiology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
25weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
25weeks

Restorative Dentistry

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
42weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
47weeks

Rheumatology

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
21weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
27weeks

Rheumatology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
36weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
37weeks

Special Care Dentistry

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
25weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
35weeks

Spinal Surgery

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
21weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
44weeks

Spinal Surgery

Somerset Surgical Services

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
26weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
27weeks

Spinal Surgery

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
19weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
33weeks

Thoracic Surgery

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
48weeks

Trauma and Orthopaedic

BMI Healthcare

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
31weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
36weeks

Trauma and Orthopaedic

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
32weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
52weeks

Trauma and Orthopaedic

Somerset Surgical Services

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
18weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
40weeks

Trauma and Orthopaedic

Spire

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
31weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
38weeks

Trauma and Orthopaedic

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
29weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
42weeks

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
45weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
57weeks

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
43weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
51weeks

Urology

GPCare

How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
8weeks

Urology

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
33weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
49weeks

Vascular Surgery

North Bristol NHS Trust

How long can I expect to wait for my first outpatient appointment after seeing my GP?
15weeks
How long can I expect to wait for my operation after seeing my GP?
36weeks