As the switchboard is at its busiest between 08.30am and 11am we would ask that you telephone after 11am for any test results. Please allow 4 days before phoning for routine blood test results. Some blood test results may take longer to be analysed.
X-ray results are usually available after 15 working days from the x-ray being taken at the hospital. We do not usually receive x-ray reports that a consultant has authorised and if this is the case you will need to contact the relevant department at the hospital.
Please remember that the receptionist is not medically qualified to read any kind of test result. They will only be able to inform you that the results are back. A doctor may leave a message with the receptionist concerning test results but the receptionist will only be able to give this information to you.
To maintain confidentiality we request that you do not ask members of your family or friends to ring for results on your behalf. The receptionists are not allowed to give out results to anyone other than the patient unless we have written permission.
If you are asked to bring in any specimens for testing please ensure that they arrive before 11.30am, to ensure they can be sent to the hospital via the courier service. There are suitable containers available from the receptionist. Please allow at least 4 days for the results to come back.