Hammersmith Hospitals

29th June 2017
Grading Explained: Requires Improvement

The main outpatients department of Hammersmith Hospital is located on the ground floor with four clinic areas and 35 consulting rooms. The general outpatients department saw about 260,000 patients per annum.

There were 262,152 outpatient appointments at Hammersmith Hospital between April 2015 to March 2016.

Outpatient services includes all areas where patients are referred for investigations and diagnosis or for follow up care. Some patients are listed for admission following their visit to outpatients or they may attend on a regular basis for treatment of monitoring over time.

The general outpatients department includes a range of specialist medical teams such as oncology, cardiology, respiratory medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology and diabetes. A phlebotomy service for taking blood samples was provided within the department.

A pharmacy was located at the entrance to the outpatient department where patients could take their prescriptions and collect their medicines.

The diagnostic imaging department was located on the first floor above the main outpatient department. The service included CT scanning, interventional radiography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). One MRI scanner was located in a portable extension which could be relocated on the site or transferred to another location if required.

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