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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 scanning.

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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.

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.

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 service at Lymington New Forest Hospital 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.

At Hythe Community Hospital and Romsey Community Hospital you will need to book an appointment once you have your referral from your GP. 

If you are unable to attend or wish to cancel an appointment please telephone the Radiology department or e-mail hp-tr.radoffice@nhs.net as soon as possible.  

If you do not attend and do not inform us, the referral will be returned to the referrer.

Lymington New Forest Hospital

Our X-Ray services at this hospital 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.

Monday - Friday

8:45am – 12:30pm

13:30pm – 16:00pm

Walk-In X-Ray Important Information:

If a significant number of walk-in patients come to x-ray at the same time there may be a wait for your x-ray.  Afternoons are invariably quieter.

Inpatients and clinic patients take priority over GP referrals.

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.  

X-Ray: 01590 663112

If you are unable to attend or wish to cancel an appointment please telephone the Radiology department or e-mail hp-tr.radoffice@nhs.net as soon as possible.   

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