Hospital waiting times

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Waiting list times continue to be a challenge for hospitals as they recover from the disruption of services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hospitals covering our area – Addenbrooke’s and Hinchingbrooke – are working hard to reduce the backlog for elective surgery, outpatient and specialist appointments.  

However, the impact of this does mean waiting times are longer – for everyone.

We understand this uncertainty may cause additional distress and worry, but we’d like to reassure our referred patients, their hospital team will be in touch as soon as they are able.

In the meantime, you can access the latest waiting times via My Planned Care. This website gives you and your family crucial information about how long you may have to wait, helping to keep you better informed about your treatment plan. 

My Planned Care also provides helpful details about how to manage pain, mental health, keeping healthy and access local support while you wait. It also offers hints and tips to help you and your family prepare for your appointment, operation or treatment.

Cambridge University Hospital Wait Times

 Waiting times to First AppointmentWaiting times from Referral to Treatment
 Average92 out of 100 patientsAverage92 out of 100 patients
Cardiology27 weeks58 weeks26 weeks60 weeks
Dermatology17 weeks46 weeks18 weeks51 weeks
Gastroenterology6 weeks13 weeks9 weeks21 weeks
Paediatrics11 weeks26 weeks18 weeks46 weeks

Waits for Direct Access Diagnostics

Diagnostic GroupAverage92 out of 100 patients
Echocardiography25 Weeks69 Weeks
Ultrasound18 Weeks52 Weeks
Trust21 Weeks60 Weeks

Non-urgent advice: Patient Notice

St Mary’s Surgery has no direct access to the hospital waiting lists.