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St Mary's Hospital

Grading:  - Requires Improvement

 Outpatients and diagnostic imaging services at St Mary’s Hospital consists of a main outpatients department that includes six clinical treatment and assessment areas with 36 consulting rooms over three floors. Outpatient clinics are offered in 12 specialties: dermatology, hepatology, respiratory medicine, ear, nose and throat, rheumatology, neurology, gastroenterology, vascular surgery, allergy, cardiology, clinical haematology, neurosurgery, bariatrics, physiotherapy, general medicine, elderly medicine and stroke.

The main outpatient building includes a phlebotomy clinic, a private pharmacy and a volunteer-led coffee shop.

A range of outpatient day case specialties are provided in multiple areas across the hospital site, including a chest clinic, fracture clinic, dermatology day treatment unit, diabetes and endocrine clinic and electrophysiology.

Diagnostic imaging services offer a range of diagnostic and interventional procedures to support all aspects of clinical management. This includes angiography, computed tomography (CT), interventional procedures, IVU, fluoroscopy, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, plain films (walk-in service with GP referral, no appointment necessary)and ultrasound. There are six ultrasound rooms with a seventh dedicated to recurrent miscarriages and a dedicated paediatric waiting area. Five MRI scanners are available in four locations. Three plain film radiographic rooms are available and the service offers single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to measure bone mineral density. One gamma camera is available. Resources also include an acute imaging centre with three-bay recovery area and anaesthetic capability and a fully equipped CT scanning unit.

The Jefferiss Wing offers dedicated Sexual Health, HIV and HTLV services on an outpatient basis. The Wharfside clinic is a dedicated HIV outpatient and day case unit with negative pressure facilities enabling respiratory isolation and delivery of nebulised pentamidine and other therapies.

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