Visiting update

From 1 January 2022, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend adult in-patient visiting in order to help protect our vulnerable patients. Please visit here for more information. 

Patient appointments

As we continue to see a rise in our urgent care admissions, a surge in admissions of Covid positive patients, and workforce shortages created by Covid isolation, some appointments for planned care may need to be delayed.

We will continue to prioritise urgent and emergency care and cancer treatments and we will do everything we can to avoid delaying care. If we need to take the difficult decision to delay appointments, we will contact affected patients directly to let them know. 

If you do not hear from us, please attend as requested in your appointment letter.


Newark Hospital Outpatients

What happens when you arrive?

If you can, please arrive 10 minutes before the time of your appointment.  You may wish to use our electronic booking in system to avoid queuing at the reception desk. However, if any of your details are incorrect then they will need to be changed by the reception desk staff.

You'll either be seen by the consultant or one of their doctors. Each doctor will see patients in order of their appointment time, although there may be occasions where some patients need to be seen out of turn. These are usually patients who need hospital transport to get home, children or people in need of emergency treatment.

We try to see everyone as soon as possible, but clinic staff will advise you of any known delays. Please ask if you have any concerns.

Please let the nursing staff know if you wish to be accompanied by a friend or relative when seeing the doctor. If you are to undergo an intimate examination and you require a chaperone then please discuss this with the nursing staff.

Medical and nursing students sometimes receive valuable training in outpatient clinics. If you would prefer students not to be present then please let a member of staff know. Nobody will mind, and your treatment will not be affected.

What happens before you leave?

Please allow yourself a little extra time at the hospital as you may need to visit other departments for tests or advice, such as blood tests, x-rays or physiotherapy.

If your doctor decides that you require a day case procedure then you may be asked to attend for a pre-operative assessment as part of your clinic attendance.

The doctor will advise you if you need to make a further appointment at the reception desk. The clinic nurse may also give you further advice.


If the doctor gives you a green prescription, please take it to your local community pharmacy for dispensing.

Changing or cancelling your outpatient appointment

Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel or amend an appointment. Click here for more details. 

Getting here

Click here for directions to Newark Hospital and car parking information.

Blood Tests at Newark Hospital

Opening times: Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays)

8am to 11.45am in the Eastwood Centre

Contact Numbers

 Department  Telephone Number
 Outpatients  01636 681681 ext 5750
 X-Ray  01636 681681 ext 5780
 CT Scanner  01636 681681 ext 5617
 Phlebotomy  01623 672383