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 December 2022

Release date: 25 January 2023

Clinic Name Indicative waiting time in days*
Urgent Semi-Urgent Non-Urgent
Aged Care 49 86 271
Aged Care Outreach Services - 66 -
Antenatal Clinic 15 24 -
Audiometry 310 648 594
Back Assessment Clinic 46 271 52
Burns Unit 57 - -
Cardiology 125 283 762
Cardiology Wellington Clinics (investigations) 60 81 810
Colorectal 85 725 1241
Colposcopy 106 68 140
Community Occupational Therapy 26 26 132
Dermatology (internally referred) 38 172 200
Diabetic 70 150 493
Dietitian (internally referred) 46 75 323
Ear Nose & Throat Adult 426 1309 456
Ear Nose & Throat Paediatric 406 1875 38
Endocrinology 101 151 378
Gastroenterology 228 534 1200
General Medical 101 95 118
General Surgical 115 710 769
Gynaecology 38 207 310
Gynaecology Urology 184 122 481
Gynaecology Youth 70 143 291
Hepatology 453 331 -
Infectious Diseases 4 46 222
Inflammatory Spinal - 203 406
Jack Jumper Medical Assessment 93 136 342
Lap Band - 311 1083
Lymphoedema 89 88 79
Neurology 26 264 627
Neurology Unit (investigations) 43 76 80
Neurosurgery 880 1774 2487
Ophthalmology 191 522 670
Oral & Maxillofacial Unit 111 739 818
Orthopaedic 34 662 685
Orthotic Prosthetic Services 175 1059 1878
Paediatric Allergy (internally referred) 68 645 1145
Paediatric Continence (internally referred) - 70 161
Paediatric Developmental Behavioural (internally referred) - 173 326
Paediatric Gender Clinic Clarence (internally referred) 219 280 233
Paediatrics Medicine 54 130 288
Paediatrics Surgery 18 68 75
Persistent Pain Service 212 123 277
Physiotherapy 48 108 118
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 35 388 572
Podiatry 29 273 412
Rehabilitation Repat Centre 58 79 272
Renal 172 262 383
Respiratory 24 124 1032
Respiratory Lung Function Test - 138 68
Rheumatology 32 151 797
Thyroid 33 359 591
Urology 40 409 561
Vascular 88 94 95
Wound - 233 499

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