Planned investigation treatment unit (PITU)


COVID-19 (coronavirus) information

We ask that all our patients attend their appointment unaccompanied, except in exceptional circumstances. Please check with the PITU unit manager before you arrive for your appointment if this is possible. PITU is not an appropriate setting to bring children of any age.

We ask that you arrive promptly for your appointment, however due to social distancing measure if you arrive more than five minutes early for your appointment you may be turned away and asked to return.

Please remember that if you or someone in your household experiences coronavirus symptoms – a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or loss of smell of taste – please do not attend the hospital for your appointment. Self-isolate and visit NHS 111 online for further advice, and please contact us on 020 7317 7507 to reschedule your appointment.

Patients in our hospitals may be asked to wear a face mask. For more informaiont about wearing masks at our sites, click here. Frequent handwashing is effective at reducing the spread of infection therefore visitors are asked to wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and water as soon as they enter the hospital and when they leave. Please do not wear gloves to your appointment.  

PITU is currently located on the 2nd Floor in the Institute of Immunology and Transplantation. This can only be accessed via the clinic lifts located behind the main reception on the ground floor, at the Pond Street entrance.

Day patient medical care at the planned investigation treatment unit, Royal Free Hospital

PITU, the first of its kind in the UK is a nurse-led unit providing a wide range of planned investigations and treatments for patients. It is for day patients meaning that patients do not stay overnight, even if they are undergoing surgical procedures. The operational opening hours of the unit are 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday. We are closed on Bank holidays and weekends.


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  • You can contact the PITU administrative team by telephone 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

    Telephone: 0207317 7507 (dd) or via switchboard on 020 3758 2000 extension 31608 or 37253.

    You can also email us via

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