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.”

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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 Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

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…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

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: 07 October 2019

C level map

Radiology is the specialty which uses technology to create internal images of the body to diagnose and sometimes treat diseases. In the past, images were created by x-ray machines but today other imaging technologies such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine and mammography are used singularly or in combination for best diagnosis, treatment, planning and follow up.

For Nuclear Medicine studies, a small amount of radioactivity is injected into the patient, rather than the patient being exposed to x-rays.

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. It is also an accredited training department for both radiologists and radiographers.

We are a teaching hospital so there will be student’s 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 locating your way to the department especially if this is your first visit.

Opening hours

CT & MRI – 8:00am until 8:00pm - 7 days a week (Phone lines open 8:30am until 5:00pm Monday to Friday)

Ultrasound – 8:30am until 4:30pm – Monday to Friday (Phone lines open 8:30am until 5:00pm Monday to Friday)

Fluoroscopy – 8:30am until 3:30pm – Monday to Friday (Phone lines open 8:30am until 5:00pm)

X-Ray – 8:30am until 4:00pm – Monday to Friday (Phone lines open 8:30am until 5:00pm)

 

Where to find us

Lift area 7 at QA Hospital.

Contact information

Tel: 023 9228 6000 Ext as below:

Ultrasound appointment line: 6510

CT appointment line: 3902

MRI appointment line: 4103

X-Ray appointment line: 4110

 

C level (X-ray, CT & MRI, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Nuclear Medicine, Interventional Imaging)

Accident and Emergency X-Ray located on C level within the A&E department

 

X-ray and Scanning Department - C Level, via the North Entrance in the new part of the building

Radiology Day Case Unit (RDCU) - C Level via the North Entrance in the old part of the building

Nuclear Medicine Department - C Level via the North Entrance in via the old part of the building (between the old and new build link corridor)

Paediatric Department - A Level via the main entrance

Mammography Department - D Level, Lift Area 1

ED X-ray - via the ED Department

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