Staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital staged a special awareness event to recognise World Radiography Day today.
The day gives radiographers across the world the chance to promote their profession to the general public and Fylde coast professionals joined in by giving staff and visitors an insight into their roles and promoting their career.
Kevin Ney, Advanced Practitioner in the Radiology department at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We have been working towards this day for some time because we want to promote the profession.
“When most people think of hospitals they think of doctors and nurses but there are a lot of other healthcare professions that are vital to the NHS and we are just one of them.
“November 8th is always a big day for us because it marks the discovery of X Rays in 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen.
“We are all very proud to say what we do and encourage others to know more about the profession. It is a great career to be in and there is a national shortage of radiographers at the moment so I would encourage young people to consider it as an option.’’
Special guest for the day was Stewart Whitely, treasurer of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiologicial Technologists and a former member of staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
He said: “ I’ve always been extremely proud of the profession and it is great to see so many staff here in Blackpool promoting radiography.’’