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NHS - Waiting for your hospital appointment or surgery
Posted on 23 May 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant some operations and procedures have been postponed. Hospitals in Greater Manchester are starting to resume non-urgent surgery and appointments.
The length of time you have to wait will depend on your specific treatment and clinical needs. It is very hard to tell you exactly how long you will wait because the waiting list changes daily. Your hospital will be in touch to give you an update on your waiting time. If you have access to the internet it is possible to search the average waiting time at your hospital via www.nhs.uk. Our consultants in each service are prioritizing people against two key criteria, clinical need and waiting time. This is being done as fairly as possible to ensure that people are not disadvantaged.