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Average waiting times for various hospital departments (FOI)

Average waiting times for various hospital departments (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 05 April 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please advise the median waiting time under the following areas of the hospital:

  • Breast Surgery 
  • Cardiology 
  • Cardiothoracic surgery 
  • Clinical genetics 
  • Clinical Haematology 
  • Community Health Dental 
  • Dermatology 
  • Endocrinology 
  • ENT


Waiting list data for all of the listed specialties is available at at the link below. Median wait values are provided, including a breakdown by triage urgency.

Secondary Scheduled Care Waiting Lists (

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

Waiting times depend on the urgency determined through triage, the process by which referrals are sorted and prioritised by urgency. Information on referrals and triage, including the prioritisation of appointments, is available on at the following link:

Hospital waiting lists (​

The median wait is calculated by arranging each patient's waiting time in order, and then selecting the waiting time of the person at the mid-point of that order. Half of all patients on the list have been waiting less than the median wait time and half have been waiting longer than this. Health and Community Services (HCS) reports median waiting times as these are less impacted by outlier values when there are a small number of cases.

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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