Southern Region

The Department will periodically contact patients waiting for an outpatient clinic appointment via SMS, with a link to an electronic form.  This is part of routine waitlist auditing to ensure patient details are up to date.  If you receive this SMS, please update your details.

Waiting times as of 31 January 2024

Release date: 23 February 2024

Clinic Name Indicative waiting time in days*
Urgent Semi-Urgent Non-Urgent
Aged Care 15 76 109
Aged Care Outreach Services - 120 128
Antenatal Clinic 28 40 -
Audiometry 436 506 812
Back Assessment Clinic 95 91 104
Burns Unit 49 - -
Cardiology 62 471 988
Cardiology Wellington Clinics (investigations) 50 111 140
Colorectal 129 671 1286
Colposcopy 90 72 97
Community Occupational Therapy 8 22 88
Dermatology (internally referred) 91 378 478
Diabetic 56 265 273
Dietitian (internally referred) 78 86 492
Ear Nose & Throat Adult 346 1325 392
Ear Nose & Throat Paediatric 235 581 243
Endocrinology 51 254 227
Gastroenterology 121 554 870
General Medical 18 63 120
General Surgical 110 824 985
Gynaecology 33 147 162
Gynaecology Urology - 91 175
Gynaecology Youth 124 183 149
Hepatology 210 - -
Infectious Diseases 8 124 158
Inflammatory Spinal - 77 226
Jack Jumper Medical Assessment - 240 346
Lap Band - 259 693
Lymphoedema 16 94 111
Neurology 58 275 483
Neurology Unit (investigations) 29 66 121
Neurosurgery 1036 640 491
Ophthalmology 55 237 372
Oral & Maxillofacial Unit 52 482 1064
Orthopaedic 18 771 360
Orthotic Prosthetic Services 531 1135 1630
Paediatric Allergy (internally referred) 49 244 1436
Paediatric Continence (internally referred) - 184 197
Paediatric Developmental Behavioural (internally referred) - 413 464
Paediatric Gender Clinic Clarence (internally referred) 290 522 457
Paediatrics Medicine 40 211 405
Paediatrics Surgery 19 63 113
Persistent Pain Service 40 289 70
Physiotherapy 62 148 153
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 13 314 736
Podiatry 20 465 636
Rehabilitation Repat Centre 32 105 123
Renal 62 165 426
Respiratory 30 112 960
Respiratory Lung Function Test 69 - 83
Rheumatology 46 109 35
Thyroid 55 471 349
Urology 45 411 669
Vascular 55 79 83
Wound - 175 601

*This table is indicative only - the data shows the 75th per centile of time waiting for patients. Clinic data may be reviewed to improve accuracy.