Southern Region

From April – August 2022, the Department will contact patients waiting for an outpatient clinic appointment via SMS, with a link to an electronic form. This forms part of a routine audit to ensure patient details are up to date. If you receive this SMS, please update your details.

Waiting times as of 31 May 2022

Release date: 24 June 2022

Clinic Name Indicative waiting time in days*
Urgent Semi-Urgent Non-Urgent
Aged Care 24 105 178
Aged Care Outreach Services 49 125 26
Antenatal Clinic 16 22 28
Audiometry 361 563 444
Back Assessment Clinic 91 196 168
Burns Unit 41 - -
Cardiology 99 217 669
Cardiology Wellington Clinics (investigations) 51 147 203
Colorectal 66 764 1079
Colposcopy 39 77 92
Community Occupational Therapy 34 7 64
Dermatology (internally referred) 67 246 250
Diabetic 35 112 384
Dietitian (internally referred) 115 100 1092
Ear Nose & Throat Adult 372 1303 331
Ear Nose & Throat Paediatric 495 1714 -
Endocrinology 50 126 295
Gastroenterology 175 764 987
General Medical 16 66 67
General Surgical 82 675 675
Gynaecology 22 216 250
Gynaecology Urology 256 147 565
Gynaecology Youth 54 109 344
Hepatology 189 197
Infectious Diseases 23 40 37
Inflammatory Spinal 50 265 303
Jack Jumper Medical Assessment 78 163 159
Lap Band - 97 1099
Lymphoedema - 101 -
Neurology 9 217 525
Neurology Unit (investigations) 41 121 118
Neurosurgery 831 1658 2420
Ophthalmology 140 504 526
Oral & Maxillofacial Unit 35 601 645
Orthopaedic 16 567 853
Orthotic Prosthetic Services 189 853 1700
Paediatric Allergy (internally referred) 175 857 992
Paediatric Continence (internally referred) - 50 352
Paediatric Developmental Behavioural (internally referred) - 178 350
Paediatric Gender Clinic Clarence (internally referred) 34 50 51
Paediatrics Medicine 504 166 263
Paediatrics Surgery 20 226 552
Persistent Pain Service 82 106 174
Physiotherapy 75 163 191
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 26 411 474
Podiatry 27 224 296
Rehabilitation Repat Centre 29 120 148
Renal 94 168 203
Respiratory 50 176 829
Respiratory Lung Function Test 148 148 146
Rheumatology 36 295 1050
Thyroid 12 364 415
Urology 29 429 612
Vascular 63 68 64
Wound - 141 321

*This table is indicative only - the data shows the 75th per centile of time waiting for patients as of publication date of data.