Referring to Secondary Care

If you and your GP agree that you need to see a specialist, you will be able to choose the hospital or clinic that you will attend. You will also be able to choose the date and time of your appointment.

Waiting times for secondary care appointments varies from speciality to speciality you can usually be seen in around 6-8 weeks. Physiotherapy tends to have a wait time of around 12-14 weeks and for a scan, MRI etc usual wait times are 6-8 weeks.

If you have not received your appointment you should contact the hospital:

The Princess Alexandra Hospital

Hamstel Road 
Harlow 
Essex 
CM20 1QX 
Website: www.pah.nhs.uk  
Switchboard: 01279 444455 
Appointments Line: 01279 827391 (open 8am - 8pm, Monday-Friday) 
Alternatively you can contact the ward or department that you have been referred to directly. 
Pathology Department: 01279 827030
Radiology Department: 01279 827075

Herts and Essex Hospital

Haymeands Land 
Bishop's Stortford 
Hertfordshire 
CM23 5JH 
Switchboard: 01279 655191
Physiotherapy Department: 01279 827498
District Nurse Team: 01279 827503
Minor Injuries Unit: 01279 655191 ext 4298

Rivers Hospital

High Wych Road
Sawbridgeworth
Hertfordshire
CM21 0HH
Switchboard: 01279 600282
NHS Office: 01279 602672
Alternatively you can contact the specialists secretary that you have been referred to directly.

St Margaret's Hospital

The Plain
Epping
Essex
CM16 6TN
Switchboard: 01992 561666

Hertford County Hospital

North Road
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG14 1LP
Switchboard: 01438 314333

Queen Elizabeth II Hospital

Howlands
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 4HQ
Switchboard: 01438 314333
Alternatively you can contact the ward or department that you have been referred to directly.

Lister Hospital

Coreys Mill Ln
Stevenage
SG1 4AB
Switchboard: 01438 314333

Addenbrooke's Hospital

Hills Road
Cambridge
CB2 0QQ
Website: www.cuh.nhs.uk
Switchboard: 01223 245151
Alternatively you can contact the ward or department that you have been referred to directly.