Waiting times - additional information

Waiting times – additional information

Below we set out in more detail exactly how we measure each target of our waiting time information.

Life threatening 999 calls for an ambulance

From the receipt of a life threatening 999 call, we aim to ensure an emergency response within 8 minutes in at least 75% of cases. This matches the target in England.

From the receipt of a life threatening 999 call, we aim to ensure that a crewed ambulance capable of transporting a patient with a life threatening condition arrives within 20 minutes in at least 95% of cases. This matches the target in England.

Hospital care

Emergency Department

From arrival in the Emergency Department (previously known as Accident and Emergency) we aim to admit, transfer or discharge patients within four hours in at least 95% of cases.  This does not include planned follow-up attendances. This matches the target in England.

Cancer care

From a patient’s referral to hospital by their GP for a suspected cancer, we aim for them to have their first appointment within 14 days in at least 93% of cases.  This matches the target in England.

From a patient’s diagnosis with cancer, we aim for them to have their first definitive treatment within 31 days in at least 93% of cases.  This matches the target in England.

From a patient’s referral to hospital by their GP for a suspected cancer, where cancer is subsequently diagnosed, we aim for them to receive their first definitive treatment within 62 days from the date the referral was received by the hospital in 93% of cases. This matches the target in England.

Outpatient appointments

From when a patient’s referral is received by the hospital we aim for them to be seen for the first time in an outpatient clinic within 52 weeks in 100% of cases.

The target used in England is that no patient should be waiting longer than 52 weeks for treatment. As the Isle of Man currently calculates waits in two separate ways (outpatient and inpatient waits), the data shows the percentage of patients currently waiting over 52 weeks as at the end of each quarter.  This target therefore differs from England.

Inpatient appointments

From when a decision is made to admit a patient for an elective inpatient procedure we aim for them to be admitted and for their scheduled treatment to be undertaken within 52 weeks in 100% of cases.

The target used in England is that no patient should be waiting longer than 52 weeks for treatment. As the Isle of Man currently calculates waits in two separate ways (outpatient and inpatient waits), the data shows the percentage of patients currently waiting over 52 weeks as at the end of each quarter.  This target therefore differs from England.