Our Radiology Department is staffed by experienced professionals and fully-equipped with x-ray, digital fluoroscopy, MRI, CT, digital mammography, and ultrasound. GP’s can refer directly for diagnostic imaging, with appointments normally available within 72 hours and reported back to the GP within two days.
Direct Access Upper GI Diagnostic Endoscopy
A NHS direct access upper gastrointestinal diagnostic endoscopy service has been reintroduced to North East Essex and is available at Oaks Hospital. This service will provide GPs with a direct route to obtaining diagnostic information for those patients who are experiencing upper gastrointestinal disturbances and whom you assess as having a clinically lower likelihood of a sinister pathology and whom have not responded adequately to first line treatments / management provided or who are aged 55 or over. Patients can be referred to Oaks either though e-RS or as a paper referral.
From routine blood tests to complex histology analysis, we can provide a comprehensive range of blood tests and investigations. Our phlebotomy service is available daily, with results sent to the referring clinician. Pathology specimens are tested with fast turnaround times; most results can be made available within 24-48 hours.
We offer treatment and specialist services to patients of all ages with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing including back, neck and shoulder pain, upper and lower limb conditions, sports injuries, post-operative rehabilitation and posture-related problems. The Physiotherapy Department is staffed by professional and experienced Chartered Physiotherapists. Referrals are accepted from consultants and GPs; however self-paying patients may refer themselves for physiotherapy.
We offer a range of medical services for patients requiring respite care. Patients are managed by a consultant who will work closely with the nursing team to ensure the very best care. We can care for patients requiring respiratory care, post-operative rehabilitation, pulmonary services, geriatric services, cardiology and oncology.
Oaks Hospital is an established provider of cancer services including diagnostic tests, surgical treatments, and chemotherapy. Multi-disciplinary professional teams work together to pursue the best possible outcome for patients with breast cancer, skin cancer and prostate cancer. We also see patients with lung, colorectal, skin and blood cancers, as well as a few patients with less common cancers. We offer screening for some common cancers and a range of diagnostic tests to support clinicians with their diagnosis.
Appointments can be arranged very quickly, reducing the time patients have to wait for either a diagnosis or treatment.