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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Bariatric Surgery Process (FOI)

Bariatric Surgery Process (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 29 June 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



How long is the process from the date of referral to receiving bariatric surgery? 


How many people are on the waiting listing list for bariatric surgery currently?


How long have these people been waiting? 


How many bariatric surgeries are carried out per year?


What is the current waiting list for bariatric surgery?


How many planned surgeries are there for bariatric surgery this year?


There are currently 55 public patients who meet the criteria for bariatric surgery awaiting their operation, with a waiting time of approximately two years, depending on the assessed priority and service pressures.

As noted in a Freedom of Information response published to in January 2023, surgery is prioritised according to urgency:

Bariatric surgery waiting list (FOI)

Additionally, complications following surgery (most notably following procedures carried out elsewhere) may require urgent attention and revisional surgery to remedy.

Information to address the remainder of the questions posed can be found in the above referenced Freedom of Information response, and that published to in March 2022:

Waiting list for bariatric surgery (FOI)

As this information is available elsewhere, Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.

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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