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Average wait for routine first Outpatient appointment

The table below details the average waiting time (in weeks) for a routine first outpatient appointment (80th percentile waits) at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, when referred to one of the specialties listed:

SpecialityAverage wait
Anaesthetics
4 weeks
Breast Services
23 weeks
Cardiology
7 weeks
Care of the Elderly Medicine
20 weeks
Dermatology
15 weeks
Diabetes and Endocrinology
18 weeks
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
22 weeks
Gastroenterology
22 weeks
General Surgery
23 weeks
Gynaecology
26 weeks
Neurology
20 weeks
Obstetrics
11 weeks
Ophthalmology
21 weeks
Oral and Maxillofacial
12 weeks
Orthodontics
9 weeks
Palliative medicine
0 weeks
Respiratory medicine
24 weeks
Rheumatology
34 weeks
Stroke services
14 weeks
Trauma and Orthopaedics
13 weeks
Urology
34 weeks