Waiting times at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre
|First appointment||From appointment to treatment|
|4 weeks (Telephonic)||N/A|
*The actual time you wait for surgery at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre will depend on many factors, including whether further diagnostics or tests are required, patient choice and how quickly the NHS will approve the funding for your treatment. Nevertheless the vast majority will be in the range detailed above.
Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.
You have the right to choose where you have your NHS treatment.
At Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre we offer free NHS treatments to all patients. You are not required to pay if you are an NHS patient and have been referred for treatment by your GP.
Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre undertakes some interventional pain management processes as an option within the Somerset community based Pain Management Service, for patients who live in Somerset.
For patients who live outside Somerset e.g. Wiltshire or BANES, referrals can be sent to the hospital from Pain Management Consultants, Nurses or Physios as part of a pain management treatment pathway.
The procedures undertaken are as follows:
- Steroid epidural injections
- Nerve root injections
- Lumbar sympathectomy
- Stellate ganglion blocks
- Peripheral nerve injections
These procedures help to relieve neck, arm, back or leg pain caused by the inflammation of nerves.