The Cardio Respiratory department provides diagnostic tests for both inpatients and outpatients at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. Most tests are offered at both hospital sites. It is very important that you check which site your test will be performed at – this can be found on your appointment letter. Your letter will also state the date and time of your appointment, again please check that this is convenient for you to attend.
It is the Trust access policy that patients give 48hrs notice to cancel or change any appointment. Two alternative dates can be offered, but should neither if these be acceptable to you, then the request for the test will be returned to the requesting physician for them to decide the next course of action for your care.
The Cardio Respiratory team work very closely with the hospital consultants and other healthcare professionals to offer the highest level of care, professionalism, and quality. Patient well-being is of the utmost importance to our staff. Staff performing tests are highly trained in their specialist fields. Occasionally students or newly qualified staff may perform tests, but they are always under the supervision of a senior physiologist.
All test results are only available from the consultant or GP that requested the test. Healthcare professionals performing the tests will not give out test results. The test results are NOT kept by the department, they are sent to the requesting physician, that being the hospital consultant or your GP.