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Patient Transfer or Referral

CHUK Outpatients’ Department runs surgical, Internal medicine, specialties clinics and Children’s specialties, this excludes nurse, technician and Allied Health Professional clinics.

The Department holds consultations of adult patients and children every year. Clinics are scheduled to run from 8.00am to 5pm, Monday to Friday weekly, with morning & afternoon sessions.

The Hospital only accepts GP referrals, by hand to our Out Patients Department. Please note the Hospital no longer accepts referrals by fax.

Accessing our outpatient clinics

To obtain an appointment within the CHUK Outpatient Service, a patient must first have a referral from one of the following sources of referral.

• General Practitioner (GP) of District Hospital
• Emergency Department
• Consultant to consultant
• Inpatient referrals originating from an admission
• Other Hospitals or Health Centres

How are referrals submitted?

GP Referrals from Other Hospitals or Health Centres can be submitted to the OPD department in person.
By Hand: At the CHUK Outpatient reception desks in the different OutPatient units of CHUK.

What happens after we receive the referral?

The referral is assessed by the consultant team and issued with a priority, this is based on clinical need. An appointment date is issued based on this priority. Note that waiting times vary depending on the specialty.

If referral is urgent priority:
The Patient is added to an urgent Outpatient waiting list and an appointment will be offered in chronological order. Please be aware that different specialties have different waiting times for their waiting lists.

If referral is routine priority:
Patient is added to a routine waiting list and will be notified of the routine priority. Confirmed appointment dates are issued one to eight weeks before the confirmed date. Please be aware that different specialties have different waiting times for their waiting lists.