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What to expect if you're referred to us

If your GP refers you to our hospital for a non-urgent condition, we aim to provide your treatment within 18-weeks. 

For urgent cases, this time reduces to two weeks.

We’ve developed a short leaflet to help guide you through the process and tell you how it works. You can download a copy here 

It covers:

  • What we ask of you
  • How booking appointments works
  • What happens if you need to cancel, or miss your appointment
  • What happens after a consultant has seen you for the first time
  • How you can choose to delay your treatment
  • Who to ask about your care or planned treatment.

You can find out more about your rights as a patient on the referral to treatment (RTT) 18-week pathway on the NHS website: , and view the Trust’s full patient access policy here.