Waiting times

​​​Waiting times updated on the 12th April 2018

The below chart shows an average waiting time​ for the next available Outpatient Appointment, these ​results are updated on a weekly basis. 

Outpatient Departments​Appointment Waiting Times 
​Breast​​4 days
​Burns & Plastics4 weeks
Cardiology​12 weeks
​Care of the Elderly1 week
Colposcopy​3 weeks
Dermatology​6 weeks
Dermatology - Paediatric13 weeks
​Diabetes13 to 14 weeks 
​Diabetes Foot6 to 7 weeks
​Diabetes Ante Natal1 week
​Ear Nose & Throat General6 to 7 weeks
​Ear Nose & Throat - Paediatric9 to 10 weeks 
​Endocrinology9 to 10 weeks
​Gastroenterology6 to 7 weeks 
​General Medicine1 week
​General Surgery - Upper GI6 to 7 weeks
​General Surgery - Lower GI1 to 2 weeks
​Gynaecology8 to 9 weeks
​Haematology10 to 11 weeks 
​Infertility7 weeks
​Minor Ops2 weeks
​Neurosurgery5 to 6 weeks
​Ophthalmology 7 to 8 weeks
​Paediatric Ophthalmology5 to 6 weeks
​Oral Surgery4 to 5 weeks
​Paediatrics10 to 11 weeks
​Rheumatology 13 weeks
​Respiratory9 to 10 weeks
​Trauma & Orthopaedics4 to 5 weeks
​Urology6 to 7 weeks
​Vascular14 to 15 weeks


Patients are eligible for free NHS treatment at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching hospitals NHS Trust if they are: Ordinarily resident in the UK or: Overseas visitors, but entitled to free NHS services under the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations

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