Current visiting times

We know how important it is for patients and families to be able to see visitors. Please help us keep our patients and staff as safe as possible by checking the guidance below before you visiting. 

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Voluntary Services team can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

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Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Our Strategy – Working Together, Improving Together

Our strategy sets out our vision, values, strategic aims and most importantly, how we will deliver against these ambitions for our patients, communities, and people in the future.

It is not just a document, it is for and about everyone at PHU, building on what we have achieved with a renewed focus on continuous improvement and the need to continue to work together and improve together to achieve our goals. 

A full copy of the strategy can be downloaded here.

For more information, please visit our strategy webpage.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Diagnostic Imaging

Last updated: 19 December 2023

C level map

Diagnostic Imaging, often known as radiology or x-ray, covers a range of imaging or scanning tests that help with diagnosis and treatment.

Professionals, known as radiographers, obtain these images or scans using highly specialised scanners, and medical specialists called radiologists read the images.

Please see a list below of some of our services:

  • Ultrasound
  • CT (Computed Tomography)
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Nuclear Medicine -  a small amount of radioactivity is injected into the patient, rather than the patient being exposed to X-rays.
  • Mammography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Interventional radiology - uses imaging as a guide to perform a therapeutic procedure, usually one which is minimally invasive (keyhole or pinhole, rather than open, surgery).

The department is split between X-ray and scanning, primarily for outpatients, and the Radiology Day Case Unit (RDCU) which is for inpatients and interventional procedures.

We are an accredited training department for both radiologists and radiographers as well as a teaching hospital so there may be students present/undertaking examinations.

For appointments or day case procedures please ensure you read your appointment letter to find your required department, it will be either RDCU, X-ray and Scanning, Nuclear Medicine or Paediatric X-ray, Mammography.

Please give yourself time before your appointment for parking and find your way to the department especially if this is your first visit.

Opening hours

CT and MRI:  8am until 8pm - 7 days a week 

Ultrasound: 8.30am until 4.30pm – Monday to Friday 

Fluoroscopy – 8.30am until 3.30pm – Monday to Friday 

X-ray – 8.30am until 4pm – Monday to Friday

 

Where to find us

  • X-ray and Scanning Department - C Level, via the North Entrance 
  • Radiology Day Case Unit (RDCU) - C Level via the North Entrance 
  • Nuclear Medicine Department - C Level via the North Entrance 
  • Paediatric Department - A Level via the Main Entrance
  • Mammography Department - D Level. 

Contact information

Phone lines are open for all departments from 8.30am until 5pm on weekdays. 

Please call 023 9228 6000 and add the extension for the department you need.

  • Ultrasound appointment line: 6510
  • CT appointment line: 3902
  • MRI appointment line: 4103
  • X-ray appointment line: 4110

 

 

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