A wide variety of patients pass through the x-ray department; these include inpatients (from wards), out-patients from various clinics, G.P. patients and patients from the Accident and Emergency department (A&E). With the exception of A&E and ward patients, all examinations are carried out by appointment only. Clinic patients requiring x-rays without a pre assigned appointment may have to wait if the department is busy, as appointed patients take priority. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the hospital setting, there may be occasions where the appointments may be delayed due to unforeseen emergencies.
If you have been referred by your doctor or a specialist for an examination, they will, in most cases send us your imaging request form directly. In this instance we will endeavour to contact you as soon as possible to arrange a suitable appointment time.
If you have been given your imaging request form to take away, you should call the appropriate booking line where an appointment will either be arranged over the phone or you will be advised of the next step in booking an appointment.
Please ensure you bring the imaging request form with you to your appointment. This is a legal document and will be required prior to your procedure being processed. Without this form we are unable to perform your procedure.
Facilities - The department has a modern reception and waiting area where you can wait in comfort for your examination. There is also a dedicated children’s play area and an area for wheelchairs. There are toilets and baby changing room within this waiting area.