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How to make an appointment

To make an appointment in Chester phone the Grosvenor Nuffield Hospital appointments desk on 01244-684325 or 01244-684301

Mr Braithwaite offers appointments on Monday mornings. On alternate Monday afternoons he can also see patients at the Yale Hospital at Wrexham.

To make an appointment in Wrexham phone the Yale Hospital on 01978-268057.


It is very important that you see your GP before arranging your appointment. It is traditional for your GP actually to make the referral to be seen by a private specialist, and often the referral letter is posted or faxed to the private hospital directly or faxed to Mr Braithwaite’s private office (01244-300164). Sometimes the referral letter is brought by the patient on the day. For privately insured patients a GP referral letter may be mandatory for cover.

The referral from the GP sets out not only the specific issue and its history, but also covers any important background information.


X rays and scans

Please bear in mind that if you have been seen at another hospital Mr Braithwaite may well not have access to records kept there, such as clinic letters. If you have had X rays or scans at an NHS hospital, the Nuffield Hospital can arrange access to the pictures if given enough notice (usually a week). Please phone the practice office on 01244-300164 leaving a message with the details, or e mail us. This facility is not available for Yale Hospital appointments.