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Outpatients are patients who don't need to stay in hospital.

This page gives information about our Outpatients department and the staff involved.

Who are we?

The Outpatients Department is often the first point of contact patients have with the hospital after being referred by their GP or other clinician.

There are a number of clinics and treatments that are delivered within the department by various members of the Multi-Disciplinary team.

The Royal Liverpool is a large inner city teaching hospital which has strong links to the University and works across two sites as one trust.

Outpatient services are delivered across two sites on both the Royal hospital and Broadgreen hospital sites.

What do we do?

We have many clinics within the Outpatient Department which are:

  • Breast
  • Orthopedics
  • Colorectal
  • General Surgery
  • Haematology
  • Clatterbridge Clinics
  • HPB
  • Hypertension and Cardiology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Diabetes and Endocrine
  • Renal Transplant/Nephrology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Ear, nose and Throat
  • Vascular
  • Gastroenterology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Dental
  • Respiratory
  • Urology
  • Dermatology/Allergy
  • Liverpool Community Sexual Health
  • Gerontology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardio Respiratory
  • Hepatology
  • Upper Gastroenterology
  • Pain
  • Rheumatology

Depending on the clinic you may have one or more test carried out by a member of staff, e.g. X-ray, ultrasound, hearing test etc. Once in clinic you will see a member of the consultant’s team, you may not see the same doctor on each visit. If you wish to see a particular member of the team you can ask one of the nursing staff, we will try our best but it is not always possible. This may also add to your waiting time.

What happens when you see us?

When you visit the Outpatients Department you will be checked in at the desk and asked to take a seat before being called in by a nurse to see a doctor. When called through you will have your consultation and if needed sent for other tests or investigations. Also if the doctor feels he needs to see you again an appointment will be made before you leave the department.

What happens next?

After your first consultation if the doctor feels you need another appointment one will be made on that day. If tests and investigations are needed they will have been requested on that day and you will have these before your next Outpatient appointment.

The team

  • General manager - Alex Burgess
  • Lead nurse - Louise Rice

Broadgreen site:

  • Clinic team leader- Patricia Maitland
  • Deputy clinic team leader- Fiona Askew

Royal site:

  • Clinic team leader- Catherine Rees
  • Deputy clinic team leaders - Margaret Gavin / Michael Kadungure

Where we are

Ground floor of both the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen sites.