The Department of Clinical Radiology at the
South Bristol NHS Community Hospital is designed to cater for the
walk in patients from the urgent care centre, in-patients and for
adult patients referred from their GPs for non-urgent non-invasive
x-ray examinations and open access abdominal ultrasound
Types of referrals
NB These referrals are only valid
for one calendar month from date of
Without an appointment - plain x-rays
- For all open access requests patients should be provided with
the appropriate information sheet
- Appointments are not required for general non-invasive studies,
eg lumbar spine and chest x-rays. Patients will be examined on a
first come first seen basis.
- Following an electronic (ICE) request, patients need to report
to the X-ray Reception. If ICE is not available then patients
should bring a completed request form with them.
Attendance times Monday -
Friday 9am - 5pm
Waiting times are usually approximately 20 minutes for
x-rays. However there could waits in excess of 30 mins at the
busiest times of 10.30am to 2pm.
Patients can also attend the X-ray Department, Bristol Royal
Open Access abdominal ultrasound
- Specific appointments are not given for upper abdominal
ultrasound (GB, biliary tree, pancreas, liver, spleen, aorta,
kidney). Patients will need to ring the number supplied asap for a
convenient slot to be arranged at South Bristol Community Hospital
or Bristol Royal Infirmary within one month of the request. Please
see details stated on the specified request/information sheet.
- Patients should attend following the required preparation, and
if the referral has not been electronically, then the patient will
need to bring the request form with them.
Your examination results
When you have an imaging test it is important that the doctor
who requested your tests acts on the results.
Your examination will be conducted by a radiographer and a formal
report issued to your GP or clinician by a radiologist.
Reports should be with your GP within ten working days. If you have
not been told your results by your GP, contact the surgery and do
not assume there is nothing you need to know or "no news" means all
For hospital referrals the results will be ready for your next
hospital clinic visit.
Main Reception: 0117 342 9696
Information for GPs