Our NHS waiting times

We know that many of our patients are in a lot of pain, so the sooner they can be seen by our consultants the better. Because we deal exclusively with scheduled care, and no emergency cases, not only are our waiting times short, but our patients are unaffected by NHS cancellations of surgeries.


Are you already on another hospital’s waiting list?

If you have had to wait more than 18 weeks for your treatment to start, you are entitled to switch hospitals. Find out how to switch waiting lists.


Waiting times at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre

Specialty First appointment From appointment to treatment*
Foot and ankle surgery 2-5 weeks 4-8 weeks
Hand and wrist surgery 2-5 weeks 4-8 weeks
Hip surgery 2-5 weeks 4-8 weeks
Knee surgery 2-5 weeks 4-8 weeks
Shoulder and elbow surgery 2-5 weeks 4-8 weeks
Spinal surgery 3-6 weeks 4-8 weeks
Eye surgery 2-4 weeks 2-6 weeks

Looking to pay for your treatment?

If you are looking to pay for yourself, please speak to one of our friendly self pay advisors to learn how you can be treated privately today.


*This will be dependent on how long it takes for your consultant to agree your treatment plan, following your consultation and the results of any tests. Waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis. Your waiting time for treatment may also depend on factors outside of our control, such as the time it takes for the NHS to approve its funding of your treatment.

  • I could not have asked for better; everyone was friendly and professional.

    Andy, 2018

  • Everyone was wonderful. I had fantastic care and the team were friendly and professional. I was amazed I was walking with crutches so quickly after the operation – and I was home two days later.

    Margaret, 2018

  • Everyone was so professional but relaxed and very friendly. The centre ran very smoothly and the food was good.

    Roy, 2018

  • They could not do enough for me. I felt very well cared for and the food was very good – it was like a holiday!

    Michael, 2018

  • At all levels, from reception, to the porters, administrators, nurses and consultants, people took pride in their work and clearly cared for their patients.

    Peter, 2018

  • Everyone on the ward was treated with dignity and with a friendly caring way, and everyone coming back from surgery was pleased with how it went.

    Peter, 2018

  • This was my third operation at the centre and I was treated no differently each time, whether I was NHS or private. Everyone was kind, professional and efficient and the centre was spotless.

    Dianne, 2018

  • It exceeded all my expectations, from the moment I arrived and until the moment I left. From the tea lady to the surgery team, everyone was kind, professional and could not do enough to help.

    Geoffrey, 2017

 Outpatient department renovation - Disruption

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused but we are renovating our outpatient department from the 15th December until the New Year – so there may be slight disruption to our services.