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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. 

Additional services at Lymington Radiology Department CT MRI Fluoroscopy DXA Prostate Biopsies.

X-ray equipment at Lymington hospital

Walk-In X-Ray Service

Locations and Times

Lymington New Forest Hospital

Monday - Friday

8:45am – 12:30pm 

13:30pm – 16:00pm

Hythe Community Hospital
Please telephone Lymington radiology department 01590 663110 to confirm Hythe XRay is open and suitable prior to attending

Monday - Thursday

8:45am – 12:45pm

CLOSED 12:45pm – 13:30pm

13:30pm – 16:00pm 

Romsey Community Hospital

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

8:45am – 12:45pm

CLOSED 12:45pm – 13:30pm

13:30pm – 16:00pm

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.

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.  

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

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

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.


Learn more about Lymington Hospital

Patient Leaflets

Fluoroscopy Guided Injections

Barium Swallow

DXA Scan

X-Rays - How safe are they?

Useful websites

NHS Choices (X-ray)  

Royal College of Radiologists (X-Ray Room)

Student Travel Transport Information

Contact Us

Radiology Dept Enquiries

X-Ray: 01590 663112

Ultrasound: 01590 663120

CT:  01590 663113

MRI: 01590 663125

Barium : 01590 663114

Fluoroscopy: 01590 663114

DEXA : 01590 663125

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Patients attending for an appointment only require to pay for 1 hour parking.

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