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 August 2022

Release date: 30 September 2022

Clinic Name Indicative waiting time in days*
Urgent Semi-Urgent Non-Urgent
Aged Care 26 97 223
Aged Care Outreach Services 82 133 -
Antenatal Clinic 11 23 -
Audiometry 306 650 530
Back Assessment Clinic 16 143 77
Cardiology 73 239 694
Cardiology Wellington Clinics (investigations) 37 220 291
Colorectal 91 694 1191
Colposcopy 87 66 101
Community Occupational Therapy 7 27 76
Dermatology (internally referred) 70 205 230
Diabetic 44 148 376
Dietitian (internally referred) 52 61 429
Ear Nose & Throat Adult 402 1265 415
Ear Nose & Throat Paediatric 446 1739 -
Endocrinology 30 155 301
Gastroenterology 207 639 1075
General Medical 57 71 120
General Surgical 151 677 673
Gynaecology 36 206 251
Gynaecology Urology 180 159 541
Gynaecology Youth - 153 140
Hepatology 281 - -
Infectious Diseases 15 84 100
Inflammatory Spinal - 299 378
Jack Jumper Medical Assessment 65 185 242
Lap Band - 189 1097
Lymphoedema - 90 731
Neurology 3 237 541
Neurology Unit (investigations) 17 93 99
Neurosurgery 835 1695 2440
Ophthalmology 105 531 569
Oral & Maxillofacial Unit 108 650 722
Orthopaedic 10 580 846
Orthotic Prosthetic Services 125 939 1786
Paediatric Allergy (internally referred) 176 834 1073
Paediatric Continence (internally referred) 48 142 336
Paediatric Developmental Behavioural (internally referred) - 189 366
Paediatric Gender Clinic Clarence (internally referred) 86 138 128
Paediatrics Medicine 196 119 307
Paediatrics Surgery - 58 305
Persistent Pain Service 143 71 174
Physiotherapy 86 103 64
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 18 427 502
Podiatry 22 197 339
Rehabilitation Repat Centre 84 90 91
Renal 52 209 269
Respiratory 50 140 911
Respiratory Lung Function Test - 239 79
Rheumatology 23 226 1002
Thyroid 13 329 507
Urology 36 400 617
Vascular 50 66 64
Wound - 170 365

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