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MRI scans and waiting times (FOI)

MRI scans and waiting times (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 01 November 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please provide for each quarter ended 31 March, 30 June, 30 September, 31 December in 2021 and 2022 (first three quarters):
The number of MRI scans delivered by Jersey General hospital?
The average wait times for MRI appointments broken down by private / non-private?
Please also provide:
The number of patients currently awaiting an MRI scan.


A and B
Data for MRI wait times and scans performed for the first two quarters of 2021 has been provided in a previous Freedom of Information response, available on
MRI scanners capacity and usage (FOI)
As this information is accessible by other means, Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
The table below shows the requested MRI wait time and scan data for the third and fourth quarters of 2021 and the first three quarters of 2022, including the average wait in days for an MRI per quarter broken down by private and non-private patients, along with the number of exams performed per quarter.
Average wait in days

Total scans performed







Q3 202121.7432.9534.31
Q4 202117.23
Q1 202216.7315.7935.96129.8618001837
Q2 202216.3818.0031.23116.3516891741
Q3 202216.7213.8330.88140.6317541793
Data source: CRIS
There are currently 785 patients awaiting an MRI scan.

Article Applied

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.
(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.
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