Jersey hospital waiting times 'not good enough' says minister
He said it should take weeks but reducing the wait would take time.
A government review panel is currently investigating the health service in Jersey.
The Health, Social Security & Housing Panel has been speaking to health officials to find out if they are providing value for money and meeting service standards.
Vice-Chairman, Deputy Jackie Hilton, said speaking to health officials had done nothing to calm her fears for the future of health in Jersey.
Constable John Refault Assistant Health MinisterIf I'm going to be rather downbeat about it, it's going to take ten years before almost all services are delivered on demand. ”
Constable Refault said they would be introducing a number of measures to try and reduce waiting times.
He said they would be increasing services in the community to release pressure on hospital beds and eventually build a new hospital.
"If I'm going to be rather downbeat about it, it's going to take ten years before almost all services are delivered on demand.
"We could always be better with clinical wait times, we must get them down to what people consider reasonable," he said.