We provide a full range of outpatient services from both of our hospital sites where possible so you can access your first appointment at the most convenient hospital for you.
You will receive an appointment letter with details of your appointment. Please double check the venue for your appointment so you are clear where you are going.
Some outpatient appointment letters may also have particular instructions to expect tests or medications and other things to bring with you.
If you are an outpatient you will be coming to our clinic for one of the following:
- To find out what is making you ill if you have been referred by your GP
- A check up after treatment
- To allow your consultant to monitor a condition you still have.
Each of the clinics is led by a consultant and staffed by doctors and nurses trained in the condition or procedure covered by the clinic. Some appointments will be with a specialist nurse, or you may see one of the doctors working with the consultant.
Please follow any instructions in your appointment letter. It will also be useful if you can bring a list of any medicines or other conditions you have which may help our staff.
The main outpatient area at Warrington Hospital is located near the main entrance (turn right once past the shops in the entrance area and follow the main corridor). However, other clinics for different specialties are held in other parts of the hospital (such as the eye clinics which are in Daresbury Wing in the ophthalmology department). Your letter will tell you which department it is in.
At The Nightingale Building, the main outpatient clinics are held in areas near Entrance 1 (main entrance) just past the main reception. Patients book in at the main reception desk in the entrance area of the hospital.
At the The Captain Sir Tom Moore Building the outpatient department is on the ground floor of the centre. You can book in at the main reception desk.
As an outpatient you are likely come into hospital for a short appointment. You will not need to stay overnight in hospital - although very occasionally your consultant may feel that your condition requires an urgent hospital stay.
You may have a blood test or other minor diagnostic test during your visit depending on your condition. Your consultant may refer you for further tests if they feel it is appropriate, or prescribe medication for you. If a medication is urgent it will usually be prepared at the hospital pharmacy for you to collect. if it is not urgent you will be given a prescription that you will need to take to your GP practice.
If you need any other diagnostic tests such as scans you will be given a further appointment - although where it is possible you may see your consultant and then have tests carried out on the same day so that we can quickly diagnose you and save you having to come back to hospital. We will try and let you know in advance if we plan to do this so you can plan your time effectively.