GP Information

When referring a patient to St Hugh’s Hospital please outline to them that the time from the referral by you to treatment at St Hugh’s will be no more than 18 weeks. Your patient must be prepared to attend outpatient appointments, diagnostic tests and admission to hospital for treatment within this time.

If your patient is going away for three or more weeks and their condition is not urgent, please consider referring them on their return. Patients that make themselves unavailable within the timeframes or do not attend their appointments will be discharged back to your care.

Please ensure the following information is included when referring your patient:


Full practice information including full postal address and surgery practice code


Patient’s full name and contact information (including daytime and evening contact numbers)


NHS number


Diagnostic test results (if necessary)


Relevant medical history

Some patients may be unsuitable for surgery under general anaesthesia at St Hugh’s. It is expected that the decision about unsuitability for operation at St Hugh’s is taken early.

All exclusions are listed on ERS, or please contact the Outpatient Nurses for more information on 01472 251100 ext:3332/3347.

Note: If the patient is referred for a service or treatment that is not routinely offered by the NHS then the process is different. Please submit an Individual Funding Request (IFR) to your CCG and provide details of where the patient wants to go. CCG’s will publish information about Individual Funding Requests on their website.

If you have any queries regarding patient referrals please call our Choose and Book team on 01472 251100 and select extension 3307 or 3349.


Have a question? Please contact us - We will try to answer you within the next 24 hours.


  • HMT St Hugh's Hospital
  • Peaks Lane
  • Grimsby
  • DN32 9RP

  • General enquiries: 01472 251 100
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HMT St Hugh's Hospital are recognised by the following health insurance companies

If your insurance company isn’t listed, call your insurer and ask for a referral to St Hugh's Hospital, or please contact our Customer Service Team on 01472 251100.