NHS Shetland inpatient waiting times

 Information on inpatient and day case waiting times in NHS Shetland

What these statistics show

The following is shown for each specialty in each health board of treatment:

  • how many patients were admitted for treatment between 1 April 2022 to 30 June 2022
  • median wait – one simple way of explaining this is that roughly half of patients waited less than the median and half of patients waited longer

The median aims to provide an indication of a typical length of wait that patients experienced.

About the statistics

These statistics are collated and quality assured by Public Health Scotland.

They were gathered from national data on patients who completed their wait for treatment from 1 April 2022 to 30 June 2022. The statistics for this period are displayed in weeks.

Statistics are not included if there were less than 20 patients admitted for treatment in the period. This is to make sure that the:

  • risk of revealing information about individual patients is minimised
  • number of cases is high enough to provide meaningful statistics

If your waiting time isn't shown here, please visit the Public Health Scotland website for the full release of national statistics. You can also contact your local health board for further information.

The next set of statistics will be published on 29 November 2022. This will show waiting times from 1 July 2022 to 30 September 2022.

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Waiting times in Shetland


Number of patients admitted for treatment:

  • 42

Median waiting time: 

  • 5 weeks

Number of patients admitted for treatment:

  • 24

Median waiting time: 

  • 5 weeks
General Surgery

Number of patients admitted for treatment:

  • 76

Median waiting time: 

  • 6 weeks

Help and support with waiting times

Your local health board can provide further information on waiting times. You can also contact them if you have any queries around your waiting time.

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Keeping well

It's important that you try to keep yourself as fit and healthy as possible while you wait for your treatment. This'll give you the best chance of a good recovery afterwards.

Further information on keeping well