Specialist and Hospital Care

If a GP or another member of our health care team believes that as part of the management of your problem a referral to a consultant is necessary they will ask you where and when you would like to go. Patients who have to attend hospital for out patient appointments now have more choice over the hospital and the day and time of their appointment under the ‘Choose and Book’ scheme.

Within 3 days you will receive an information sheet from the surgery which gives you details of:

* Your booking reference number

* Your unique password

* Telephone number to ring to arrange an appointment

Also included on the sheet you will receive are details of how to obtain information about services by either telephone, text service or via the internet.

Booking an ambulance

The reception staff are responsible for ambulance booking for the first attendance at an outpatient appointment. If you need an ambulance for appointments after this please contact the consultant’s secretary at the hospital. Please try to give 48 hours notice.