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X-Ray (radiology)

X-ray is a widely used test to examine the inside of your body. We provide X-ray facilities at Lymington New Forest, Hythe and Romsey Community Hospitals. Over 40,000 plain X-rays are taken each year across the three sites, as well as ultrasound, CT and MRI scans.

X-ray equipment at Lymington hospital

Monday - Friday

  • 9:30am – 12:30
  • Closed 12:30 – 13:30
  • 13:30 – 16:00



Monday - Friday

  • 8:45am – 12:45
  • Closed 12:45 – 13:30
  • 13:30 – 16:00


What are x-rays used for?

X-rays can be used to diagnose a range of health problems and conditions. They are an effective way of detecting bone problems, such as a fracture. They can also be used to check for problems with soft tissue, such in the lungs.

Who is this service for?

This service is available to patients referred by local GPs, doctors working within the various hospitals and clinics, and a number of other practitioners who have received appropriate training.

Get access to this service

Your GP or other health professional will refer you if you need an X-ray. We have X-ray facilities at Lymington New Forest Community Hospital, Hythe Community Hospital and Romsey Community Hospital.

Our X-ray services operate on a walk-in clinic basis, meaning you don't have to make an appointment. Please bring your referral card with you. These clinics are not suitable for children under the age of 16, or for people with serious injuries.

Lymington New Forest Hospital

Monday – Friday

9:30am – 12:30 
1:30 – 4:00pm

Hythe Community Hospital

Monday - Thursday 

8.45am -12.45pm

Romsey Community Hospital

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

8.45am -12.45pm

How we can help

An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer (someone who specialises in using imaging technology). It’s a painless test and your body will only be exposed to X-rays for a fraction of a second.

You need to stay still during an X-ray, as otherwise the image can become blurred. Your radiographer may need to take multiple images, from different angles.

All our community hospitals have new technology which allows us to transfer X-ray images to a secure computer network, helping us see more patients each day and ensuring that the images are always available for viewing.

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Learn more about Lymington Hospital

Contact Hythe Community Hospital

Find out about Romsey Community Hospital

X-ray procedures

Fluoroscopy-guided injections

Barium Swallow

DXA scan

Useful websites

NHS Choices (X-ray)  

Royal College of Radiologists (X-ray room)  

Contact us

Lymington New Forest Hospital: 01590 663112

Hythe Community Hospital: 023 8042 3203

Romsey Community Hospital: 01794 834700