Each of the hospital departments has its own Outpatients
Clinic, so you may wish to check where your appointment will be
before you attend. Your clinic may not be at the Great
Western Hospital and may be based in one of our community locations
so carefully check where you appointment is before you set off.
When you arrive at the clinic, please report to the reception.
The clinic receptionist will check your appointment card or letter
and any other relevant details.
Please try to be on time for your
We do suggest that you arrive promptly for your
appointment. If you arrive too early, you will not
necessarily be seen any earlier and if you arrive later, people who
are on time will be seen before you.
Every effort is made to make sure that you are seen on
Each Doctor has his/her own system of appointments and bookings.
We try to make sure that you get to see the Doctor on time.
However, this is not always possible, as it might be necessary for
the Doctor to spend longer with some patients than expected.
Occasionally Doctors may be called away to deal with an
emergency elsewhere. If this happens, every effort will be made to
keep you informed. You might notice that a patient who
has arrived after you is being seen before you. This is because
they are being seen by a different Doctor to you.
Trainee Doctors are taught in our hospitals. You will be asked
if you object to a trainee Doctor being present at your
consultation. If you do not want a trainee to be present, please
inform the Doctor or Nurse when you arrive. This will not
affect your treatment in any way.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put it right.
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