We have invested £1.5m to transform our Main Outpatients Department. The initial phase of this redevelopment was completed in June 2016 and we opened our new Main Outpatient Entrance on Monday 13th June 2016 where you will now find check in kiosks linked to a patient calling system that will direct you to the various elements of your appointment using large information screens within the outpatient areas. We have a new appointment desk, a new café, and new open plan ground floor and upstairs waiting areas. In addition, you will now find our new phlebotomy rooms just inside the new main entrance in an area where we also hold our anticoagulation clinics. The second and final phase of this work, which completes improvements to the outpatient waiting areas, provides new patient toilet facilities, and refurbishes x ray reception, x ray waiting areas and x ray changing facilities started in August 2016. During this second phase of works, patients for x ray need to go to the main outpatient appointment desk when they arrive (because our radiology reception area is out of action) and wait in the main outpatient waiting area. Please bear with us. We have staff and volunteers on hand to help you when you arrive.
Last year, more than 354,000 appointments were held in our Outpatients Department.
If you are coming for an Outpatient appointment, you may find it helpful to have a read through the guide to outpatients on this site. It details the location of various clinics, what to expect when you visit Outpatients, how we hold information about you and how to get to the hospital.