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 March 2022

Release date: 29 April 2022

Clinic Name Indicative waiting time in days*
Urgent Semi-Urgent Non-Urgent
Aged Care - 118 142
Aged Care Outreach Services 60 158 217
Antenatal Clinic 15 29 -
Audiometry 352 504 388
Back Assessment Clinic 200 293 207
Cardiology 59 220 619
Cardiology Wellington Clinics (investigations) 86 100 137
Colorectal 125 735 1035
Colposcopy 37 63 129
Community Occupational Therapy 73 12 73
Dermatology (internally referred) 24 199 303
Diabetic 23 107 323
Dietitian (internally referred) 124 63 1038
Ear Nose & Throat Adult 346 1282 270
Ear Nose & Throat Paediatric 466 1649 -
Endocrinology 14 113 271
Gastroenterology 175 925 934
General Medical 29 47 69
General Surgical 91 637 655
Gynaecology 34 184 206
Gynaecology Urology 199 145 625
Gynaecology Youth 9 117 283
Hepatology 128 140 -
Infectious Diseases 13 25 30
Inflammatory Spinal 58 246 283
Jack Jumper Medical Assessment 59 125 116
Lap Band - 36 1169
Lymphoedema 98 81 -
Neurology 340 205 501
Neurology Unit (investigations) 21 128 136
Neurosurgery 773 1685 2381
Ophthalmology 280 489 548
Oral & Maxillofacial Unit 32 556 590
Orthopaedic 16 553 885
Orthotic Prosthetic Services 128 792 1619
Paediatric Allergy (internally referred) 249 841 966
Paediatric Continence (internally referred) - 381 377
Paediatric Developmental Behavioural (internally referred) - 196 320
Paediatric Gender Clinic Clarence (internally referred) - - 372
Paediatrics Medicine 370 175 219
Paediatrics Surgery 254 318 624
Persistent Pain Service 115 106 244
Physiotherapy 102 202 142
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 9 385 443
Podiatry 20 204 273
Rehabilitation Repat Centre 54 107 119
Renal 56 138 168
Respiratory 29 164 779
Respiratory Lung Function Test - - 108
Rheumatology 72 298 1036
Thyroid 7 310 395
Urology 30 395 604
Vascular 82 47 98
Wound 51 163 302

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