About: Purley War Memorial Hospital Purley War Memorial Hospital Purley CR8 2YL
On the NHS Choices web site it says the Minor Injury dept at Purley Hospital will deal with possible fractures. I attended with my son and was told that although there is a x-ray dept at Purley they cannot refer patients for an x-ray and that we would have to see our GP to get an x-ray referral. The whole point of this service is surely to streamline the patient pathway and reduce the number of unnecessary GP appointments. Now, with my son in pain, we have to obtain a GP appointment to get a referral to go back to Purley Hospital to have an x-ray. Of course, we could just turn up in A&E which would bequicker but far more costly to the NHS.