Under the NHS Constitution, patients have the right to receive timely treatment. This means that you have been referred for consultant-led treatment, you should start your treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks, or if your GP has made an urgent referral where cancer is suspected, you should be seen by a specialist within two weeks.
If this is not possible, or you are concerned that you are waiting for longer, you should contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).
We use smart phones and tablets as part of your care to record important information about your health, your treatment and for when you leave hospital. Ask a member of the team providing your care if you would like more information.
Contact us about your appointment
To change or cancel your appointment at QMC, City Hospital or Ropewalk
- Phone the clinic number on your appointment card or letter between 8.30am-4.30pm (some services may not be available at weekends). Please have your appointment letter or card to hand as you will be asked for your hospital number
- If you are changing or cancelling with less than two working days' notice, please contact the clinic directly using the details on your appointment letter
If you do not have the clinic number or you are not able to get in touch with the clinic please contact the Switchboard.
Tel: 0115 924 9924
If you need any additional help or advice please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).
If you want to change or canel your appointment at the Treatment Centre.
Patients can contact 0115 919 4477 (Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm) with any questions, concerns or to change or cancel an appointment.
Getting to your appointment
Visit our 'getting here' sections of our website.
If you receive certain benefits or qualify through the Low Income Scheme, you may be entitled to a refund of public transport costs to get to hospital if you are the patient. Click here for more information.
NUH does have a limited amount of Wheelchairs which are available to patients and visitors, However NUH cannot guarantee their will be a wheelchair available at all times and it is recommend visitors to our hospital factor this into their journey.
If you need assistance to reach your appointment, please ask at the main reception who can contact a hospital porter. However, please be aware there can be significant delay in being collected in times of high demand for the portering service.