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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust Southern Health Covid-19 Service Changes

X-Ray (radiology)

Lymington and Romsey X ray department are doing everything possible to minimise the COVID-19 risk to you during your visit by staggering appointments.  All staff are taking the appropriate measures including wearing PPE. 

Please attend your appointment alone.  If you require assistance, one adult will be able to accompany you but any other persons will be asked to wait outside of the department.

We are now operating a booked appointment service - Patients are to phone 01590 663110 24 hours after their GP referral to book an X-ray appointment in Lymington or Romsey  Hospital.

If you’re shielding or isolating due to COVID-19, please call the Radiology Department to cancel or rearrange your appointment on 01590 663110.



X-Ray is a widely used test to examine the inside of your body. We provide X-Ray facilities at Lymington New Forest,  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,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  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 shft.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.

We are now operating a booked appointment service - Patients are to phone 01590 663110 24 hours after their GP referral to book an X-ray appointment in Lymington Hospital. 

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 663110 

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

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