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
Romsey Community Hospital
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
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.