X Ray - Referral Guidelines

A walk-in service for all plain film x-rays is available at Croydon University Hospital and Purley War Memorial Hospital.  


Opening times

Referral criteria

Requests and results

Contact information



Opening times

Walk-in service (excluding bank holidays):

Croydon University Hospital

Monday – Friday                         8.30am – 7.15pm

Saturday & Sunday                     9am – 12:30pm

Purley War Memorial Hospital

Monday – Friday                         9am – 4.45pm


Referral criteria

All patients of all ages.

Female patients of child bearing age will be asked to confirm if they may be pregnant.


Requests and results

The methods for ordering X-rays are by:

  • Preferably via Sunquest ICE for those that have access to the system  
  • Fax an x-ray generic referral form to 0208 401 3454 or given to the patient

Results and reports are sent back to GPs via Sunquest ICE.

For downtimes procedures click here.


Contact information

Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road



Tel: 0208 401 3494


Purley War Memorial Hospital

856 Brighton Road


CR8  2YL

Tel: 0208 401 3240

Fax:  0208 401 3454

Email: xray@nhs.net


Operational Manager for Diagnostic Imaging

Deanna McCready

Tel: 020 8401 3465

Email: d.mccready@nhs.net 

Consultant Radiologist/Clinical Lead

Dr Ketul Patel

Tel: 020 8401 3000 x4128

Email: ketulpatel@nhs.net


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