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Inpatient Waiting List



Inpatient Waiting

Once you have attended your Orthopaedic Out-Patient Appointment, you may have had a discussion with your clinician with regard to being added to the Orthopaedic Inpatient Waiting List for surgery. If you are in agreement, you will be added to the Orthopaedic Inpatient Waiting List.

You will receive a letter informing you that you have been added to the waiting list, along with a Patient’s Right Act leaflet. This leaflet explains your Treatment Time Guarantee [TTG]. 

The Orthopaedic Department is currently experiencing pressures with our inpatient waiting list and we are not able to meet the 12 week guarantee target for some patients.


As a patient you have a responsibility to:

  • Keep your agreed hospital appointments and admissions.
  • Let us know if you need to cancel an appointment or admission.
  • Let us know if you are going to be unavailable for a period of time.
  • Let us know if you change your name, address or telephone details.

You can find our contact details here


Reasonable Offer

We will offer all patients two reasonable offers of an appointment. If you do not accept either of these offers we may remove you from our waiting list and return you back to the care of your GP.

A reasonable offer includes an offer, either written or verbal, of treatment in any NHS Greater Glasgow or Clyde (NHSGGC) hospital. We will give you a minimum of 7 days notice of this appointment.

A reasonable offer will also include an offer of treatment at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.


Patient Advice and Support Service (PASS)

NHSGGC has in place arrangements with Citizens Advice and Support Service (PASS) for all NHS users. The service is free, confidential, independent of NHSGGC, and fully impartial.

PASS may be contacted by phone via the National Citizens Advice Bureau on 0808 800 9060 or through your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

Patient Hospital Transport 

If you are unable to make your own way to your hospital visit due to a medical condition or mobility issue and require ambulance transport to get to your healthcare appointment then please click on the link below which will take you to our Patient Hospital Transport page which gives you all the relevant information on how to arrange this. 


Pre-op assessment