When coming to our hospital for your outpatient appointment with one of our specialists, you’ll visit one of our clinic suites.
Your appointment letter will tell you which service you’ll be seeing and where you’ll need to go. Please make sure you arrive no more than 10 minutes before your appointment time.
We’ll do our best to see you as soon as possible, but delays are sometimes unavoidable. We'll tell you if there's likely to be a wait.
At your appointment, you’ll see the consultant or a member of their team. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask during your appointment.
At Chesterfield Royal Hospital we have 10 Outpatient Departments which includes General Surgery, Urology, Cardiorespiratory and Orthopaedics. We also have our Eye Clinic, located next to our Maternity and Birthing suites. Your appointment letter will tell you which clinic to attend.
Please do let us know if you are unable to attend your appointment - this could free up a slot for someone else. You can confirm, change or cancel your appointment by contacting our Outpatients appointment helpline which is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).
Please bring the following with you on the day of your appointment – to help our staff help you:
- Your appointment letter (if you have one)
- Your personal details – such as your address, postcode and a contact number
- Your “home” address if it is different to where you currently live
- Your GP surgery’s address and telephone number
- Any relevant medication you may be taking
- Proof that you do not have to pay prescription charges, if applicable
Any other information or task requested in your appointment letter
We advise you not to bring any items of sentimental or financial value into hospital when attending your appointment. We cannot be held responsible for any property that is lost in our hospital.
Our page on how to get here provides information on travelling to the hospital via car and public transport. It also provides a map of the hospital site and information on getting around the hospital.
Our page on car parking at the hospital provides information on parking, parking charges and free parking for disabled visitors.
Most of our Outpatient Suites can be accessed from the hospital’s main reception. The Eye Clinic and our newly built Paediatric Assessment Unit can be accessed from the main hospital entrance or by parking in Car Park 5.
See our 'How to Get Here' page for more information.
During your outpatient appointment, your healthcare professional will advise you on the next steps of your treatment.
In some of our clinics, we are offering a different way of arranging outpatient appointments called patient-initiated follow-ups (PIFU).
Regular follow-up appointments are usually arranged by the hospital at set intervals, for example, every six months or every year. Some patients find these regular visits useful and reassuring. For others, it can be frustrating or stressful coming to hospital if they don’t feel they need to. You may be able to arrange an appointment for yourself based on your individual symptoms and receive guidance when you need it.
Through your patient-initiated follow-up plan, you can arrange follow-up appointments with your hospital care team when you feel you need them, or if your symptoms get worse. This puts you in control of your follow-up appointments and gives you access to support and guidance when you need it most.