Temporary changes in our GP x-ray service at Whipps Cross | Stow-ries

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Temporary changes in our GP x-ray service at Whipps Cross

At the beginning of November 2022, the GP x-ray department at Whipps Cross started a four-month refurbishment project, which included the installation of new x-ray rooms and an improved space with better patient facilities.

In the interim, an appointment system was implemented to manage the demand with reduced capacity. This means that any patients referred by their GP for an x-ray have been able to be seen at Whipps Cross Hospital via appointment only. There hasn’t been a walk-in service since the renovations started.

Due to unexpected delays in the refurbishment works we will remain with 50% less capacity until at least the summer and subsequently we’ll be continuing with the temporary appointment service.

The walk-in service will be reinstated upon completion of the refurbishment project, which we’ll communicate about in due course.

Patients are currently being advised that other Barts Health hospitals provide a walk-in service, including Newham Hospital and The Royal London Hospital. This information can be found at the bottom of the WXH GP x-ray referral form.

Other local hospitals outside of Barts Health that offer walk-in services for GP x-ray referrals are:

• Homerton University Hospital (08:00 – 16:00, Monday – Friday)

• Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals including:

The Fanshawe Clinic (10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday) – chest x-rays only

Barking Hospital (9.30am to 12.30 and 2.30pm to 7pm, 7 days a week) – chest x-rays only

Harold Wood (9am to 12.30 and 2.30pm to 6pm, 7 days a week) – chest x-rays only

King George Hospital (9am to 7pm, 7 days a week) – chest x-rays only

Queens Hospital (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) – chest x-rays only

Please note that St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and Mile End Hospital are not attached to an A&E, this means that St. Bartholomew’s Hospital don’t accept paediatric patients and Mile End Hospital don’t accept referrals that are querying hip or spinal fractures.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Important information for GPs

Please use this form for the relevant contact details for patients to book their appointment: WXH Imaging GP Xray Referral Form Oct 2022

If you have any questions about these changes, get in touch with Michael Thambiah, service manager.