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 30 June 2022

Release date: 29 July 2022

Clinic Name Indicative waiting time in days*
Urgent Semi-Urgent Non-Urgent
Aged Care 51 105 163
Aged Care Outreach Services 69 93 -
Antenatal Clinic 17 22 -
Audiometry 358 588 465
Back Assessment Clinic 102 128 85
Cardiology 102 225 686
Cardiology Wellington Clinics (investigations) 52 176 229
Colorectal 99 757 1096
Colposcopy 59 99 113
Community Occupational Therapy 3 14 65
Dermatology (internally referred) 75 232 262
Diabetic 82 135 378
Dietitian (internally referred) 111 234 1044
Ear Nose & Throat Adult 366 1268 353
Ear Nose & Throat Paediatric 389 1741 -
Endocrinology 68 115 332
Gastroenterology 173 759 1019
General Medical 26 63 63
General Surgical 111 669 639
Gynaecology 37 213 275
Gynaecology Urology 323 150 571
Gynaecology Youth 91 105 374
Hepatology 219 227 -
Infectious Diseases 49 39 85
Inflammatory Spinal - 284 320
Jack Jumper Medical Assessment 94 165 189
Lap Band - 127 1068
Lymphoedema - 121 -
Neurology 17 219 531
Neurology Unit (investigations) 39 92 99
Neurosurgery 821 1656 2435
Ophthalmology 94 513 540
Oral & Maxillofacial Unit 64 621 668
Orthopaedic 22 582 863
Orthotic Prosthetic Services 185 882 1748
Paediatric Allergy (internally referred) 147 880 1027
Paediatric Continence (internally referred) - 80 351
Paediatric Developmental Behavioural (internally referred) - 195 374
Paediatric Gender Clinic Clarence (internally referred) 44 97 70
Paediatrics Medicine 49 143 297
Paediatrics Surgery 9 196 491
Persistent Pain Service 94 89 123
Physiotherapy 82 126 71
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 28 403 476
Podiatry 21 191 302
Rehabilitation Repat Centre 54 128 141
Renal 51 190 226
Respiratory 64 168 856
Respiratory Lung Function Test 178 203 64
Rheumatology 49 262 1071
Thyroid 12 357 432
Urology 41 404 602
Vascular 51 48 53
Wound 1 148 344

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