Please be aware that outpatient appointments may be delayed due to the impacts of the COVID-19 surge. More info can be found here.

Counties Manukau Health - Average waiting time by Services and Priority as of 31 October 2021

CMDHB wishes to provide GP's with approximate waiting times for outpatient appointments. The table below provides approximate wait times in weeks according to the priority assigned to a referral by a clinician. This is measured from the date of referral receipt at CM Health to the date of appointment. Services are not able to guarantee how long patients will have to wait in the future. Information is subject to change.

Disclaimer: The capture period for the table below was throughout COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the wait times are longer than may otherwise be expected under BAU circumstances.

  Average waiting time (weeks) by priority

Speciality

Urgent

Semi-Urgent

Routine

Cardiology

5

14

19

Chronic Pain Service

4

8

16

Dermatology - Adult

5

 

32

Dermatology - Paediatrics

5

 

33

Diabetes

 

6

8

Endocrinology

2

13

14

Gastroenterology

3

14

17

General Medicine

3

 

9

General Surgery

1

14

19

Gynaecology

4

14

20

Haematology

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1

4

Hand Service

2

5

8

Neurology

Seen at ADHB

 

10

O.R.L.

4

17

17

Ophthalmology

3

15

18

Orthopaedic Surgery

3

30

37

Paediatric Medicine

5

 

11

Plastic Surgery

2

4

10

Renal Medicine

3

 

17

Respiratory Medicine

5

15

21

Rheumatology

3

4

7

Urology

2

4

7

Please note: Some Services sub-specialities may fall outside of these timeframes.

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