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About Radiology

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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

    • 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

    • The radiology department is situated next to the Emergency Department.
  • Hours of opening

    • The radiology department is open between 08:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday, with emergency cover out of 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.
  • Open access

    • 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 3 working days for a chest X-ray or 1 working week for all other X-rays you will be sent an appointment. If you prefer to have an appointment contact the 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.

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