Data presented describing the CABG service across the UK at present. National audit (SCTS) data suggest urgent CABG comprise around 18% of overall cardiac surgery workload, although marked inter-hospital variability is exhibited. The percentage of cases described as urgent is increasing over time. Areas of delay in care for in-patient CABG include waiting times from admission-to-transfer to surgical centre and admission-to-procedure, although outcomes in terms of mortality and post-operative length of stay data are good. Options for managing this are discussed, including the role of early-outpatient surgery.