Other outpatient clinics
In addition to outpatient clinics for our core specialties, we also run a range of other specialist clinics for local people.
Care of the elderly and general medicine
QVH offers general medical outpatient care and care for the older person. Rehabilitation after joint surgery or stroke, for mobilisation problems or flare-ups of existing conditions such as respiratory disease is available along with treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease, strokes and other musculoskeletal disorders.
An outpatient cardiology clinic is held on Wednesday afternoons by a visiting consultant from Brighton and Sussex University Hospital. Same day diagnostic tests such as echocardiograms and stress tests are available as well as 24hr monitoring. Patients requiring interventional investigations or cardiac MRI are offered services at Brighton or other local providers. This service is accessible to GPs for all general cardiology referrals.
Community Ear, Nose & Throat Outpatients Service
QVH has a new consultant-led Community Outpatient Ear, Nose & Throat service for non-urgent diagnosis and treatment in a community environment. Clinics are held at Northbourne Medical Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea (weekly); Tangmere Medical Centre, Chichester (weekly); and St Lawrence Surgery, Worthing (weekly), embracing the vision of community based services to provide high quality care to a wide group of patients.
Same day diagnostic tests such as hearing tests and naso-endoscopy will be available if required. Patients requiring MRI or CTs will be offered services at Brighton or other local providers. This patient centred service is accessible to GPs for all general ENT referrals. QVH will be working with audiology providers and secondary care providers to ensure there is a joined up approach to patient care.
Outpatient trauma clinic
The clinic will be open seven days a week from 9.30am to 5pm and will see and treat patients with hand injuries including simple and complex lacerations; hand and upper limb infections and crush injuries. At the weekend our maxillofacial trauma service will also be based in the building. For more information click here.
QVH has a formal partnership with The Royal Alexandra Children’s (RACH) Hospital in Brighton. Both hospitals often share the care of younger patients.
The consultant paediatricians providing paediatric service support to QVH’s children’s ward also hold regular outpatient clinics at QVH on Wednesdays and Fridays each week. These can be accessed by GPs, often at short notice, for any general paediatric advice and referrals using the NHS e-referral system.
We also have a paediatric surgeon from RACH who holds outpatient clinics once at month at QVH. Surgery, if needed, is performed at RACH.
Based in the main outpatients building, the clinic can provide investigation of respiratory symptoms including coughing, wheezing, breathlessness and non-cardiac chest pain; investigation and management of common respiratory conditions including Asthma, Bronchiectasis, COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Respiratory Infections and Sarcoidosis; assessment of chest x-ray abnormalities where cancer is not suspected; and assessment of abnormal GP spirometry results.
There will also be access to a range of diagnostics such as spirometry and lung function test.
An outpatient rheumatology clinic is held every Tuesday which manages inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue diseases, metabolic and inflammatory muscle diseases, osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases, crystal arthropathy and soft tissue rheumatism.
The clinic is supported by the physiotherapy and occupational therapy departments and shares patients with the ophthalmologist and hand and orthopaedic surgeons.
The service is accessible to GPs for all general rheumatology referrals.