The radiology department offers a range of diagnostic and interventional imaging services for both in-patients and out-patients. We see patients from GP surgeries, hospital clinics, in-patient wards and from the Emergency Department. We also see many specialised referrals from the Medical Specialist Group.
- Radiology is a medical speciality that uses imaging to diagnose and sometimes treat illness and disease. The department is also known as the X-ray department or Medical Imaging department. In a modern radiology department many techniques are used to image, not just using X-rays but also sound waves, magnetism and gamma rays.
- The Radiology Department at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital (PEH) is the main imaging department for the Bailiwick of Guernsey. There is also a radiology facility at the Mignot Memorial Hospital (MMH) in Alderney which provides plain radiography and ultrasound.
- Practice Note to Clinicians and Patients concerning Ultrasound and Other Scans
- Health and Social Care (HSC) wish to confirm their practice regarding scans which have not been carried out by HSC's own scanning service.HSC will not accept scans or reports as part of a patient's clinical care that is being provided by or on behalf of HSC unless that scan has been carried out within HSC's or MSG's own scanning service. Any scans that have been provided by third parties would therefore need to be repeated using the HSC Service.
- This notification relates to all scans.
- If you have any concerns or questions arising out of this notification please do not hesitate to contact your general practitioner or Radiology Service Manager at Princess Elizabeth Hospital, telephone number 01481 725241 ext 4145
Location and hours of opening
- The radiology department is situated next to the Emergency Department within the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.
- The radiology department is open between 08:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday, with the exception of MRI which operates extended opening hours between 07:00 and 20:00 Monday to Friday. Emergency cover is provided via and on-call service outside of these hours. Some examinations have limitations which means they can only be done at certain times of the day or certain days of the week. For most examinations you will need to be given an appointment.
- The department runs an open access system for GP patients having plain film X-Rays. This is Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) between 08:45 and 13:00 for patients from Island Health (L'Aumone, St Sampson's and Town [Francis House]) and Queens Road Group (Queen's Road and Le Longfrie) practices and between 13:00 and 16:30 for patients from Healthcare Group (Rohais, Cobo, St Martin's and High Street [Boots]). You may turn up no sooner than 1 working day after you have seen your GP. This allows the request to be checked prior to your examination. If you do not attend within 1 working week we will refer your request back to your GP. If you have any queries or cannot attend within one working week please call the Radiology department on 01481 707383.
Mignot Memorial Hospital
- MMH radiology operates 3 half day sessions per week for plain film radiography and 1 day per month for ultrasound. It operates on an appointment system and there is emergency cover at most other times.
The Radiology Team
- The radiology team consists of consultant radiologists, radiographers, sonographers, radiology nurses.
- A radiologist is a doctor who is specially trained to interpret diagnostic images. Radiologists also perform interventional procedures, such as an angiograms and biopsies. Ultrasound scans may also be performed by a radiologist. All radiologists must be registered with the General Medical Council, have a licence to practice and be on the GMC specialist register. They must also be members of the Royal College of Radiologists.
- Radiologists provide written results of the examinations. These results then get sent to the referring doctor.
- A radiographer is a person who has been trained to undertake the various imaging procedures. Radiographers can specialise in various areas within the department. A sonographer is a radiographer who has trained to perform ultrasound.
- Radiographers complete, as a minimum, a 3 year degree course in diagnostic imaging. All radiographers must be registered with the Health Care Professions Council before they are allowed to work in the UK or Guernsey.
- Radiology nurse
- The role of our radiology nurses is to help the team during various procedures and to care for patients that need nursing care.
- Nurses complete, as a minimum, a 3 year degree course. All nurses must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council before they are allowed to work in the UK or Guernsey.