Achievements

We are always looking for ways to improve the Radiology Service. Some of our recent achievements include:

  • The conversion of the Radiology Department at Fleetwood Hospitals to digital imaging
  • The integration of images from Fleetwood into a Trust-wide image distribution and storage system (PACS), eliminating the problem of misplaced films and streamlining the service.
  • The commissioning of a new fluoroscopy room
  • The commissioning of a second CT scanner and improved facilities
  • A radiographer reporting service in the Accident and Emergency Department
  • The introduction of bedside image viewing using award-winning PACS Carts
  • Radiographers have completed post-graduate courses in mammography and gastro-intestinal image reporting
  • Acting as a Modernisation Agency radiology pilot site

Future Developments

In the Radiology Department our service is always evolving, some of our plans for the future include:

  • An expanded radiology department at Fleetwood Hospital
  • Increased radiographer reporting
  • Extend booking to all patient groups
  • Extend service improvement technology to all modalities
  • Automate Demand Capacity data capture
  • Call centre booking
  • Electronic order entry
  • Improved patient information and greater patient/carer involvement
  • Consultant Radiographers and Allied Health Professionals