My outpatient appointment
Children’s Outpatients at The Royal London Hospital is based across the 6th and 7th floor. Clinic 1 and 2 are on the 6th floor and clinics 3, 4 and 5 are on the 7th floor.
When you arrive for your appointment first you must sign in at reception. The receptionist will ask for your name and who you are here to see. Your parent/carer can help by bringing your clinic letter with you so they can book you in quicker.
As the clinics can get really busy you may be asked to wait before your appointment. Waiting can be really boring, so it is a good idea to bring something to do with you so you don’t get too bored waiting. There is a play area in all the clinics with toys and activities to do. You can also speak to the Play Team who can provide extra activities. They are there to help you while you are in hospital and you can speak to them if you are feeling worried. Sometimes there are special entertainers who come to visit outpatients, such as magicians and balloon modellers.
Children come to hospital for lots of different reasons and will meet lots of different people who help make them better. Some of the people you might meet when you come to outpatients are: Nurses, Doctors, Play Specialists, Play Workers, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Speech and Language Therapists, Phlebotomists and Clinical Psychologists.