Award honour for QE radiography team

Posted on Thu, 17/10/2019

CT team

A team of radiographers at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead has won a national award for their hard work and dedication to providing a round-the-clock service for patients.

The Computerised Tomography (CT) team has been named the Northern Team of the Year 2019 by the Society and College of Radiographers, for their work to make sure that scans are provided quickly and seamlessly.

At a time of increasingly high demand, the team has worked hard to establish a seven-day working week, which helps reduce waiting times significantly for patients. They also aim to scan all inpatients within 24 hours of a request and have a specialist radiographer on site at all times to make sure they provide the most efficient service.

Hayley Corkin, CT team lead, says: "It’s great to be recognised at a national level and we’re thrilled to be given this award. The CT Team is an excellent example of effective team-working to enhance the service we provide to patients and staff. Everyone is actively involved in the provision of the service and we share ideas, concerns and suggest future improvements."

The Radiology Team of the Year annual awards are an opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication of radiography teams across the country. The award will be presented at a special awards ceremony at The Royal College of Physicians in London on Wednesday 6th November.

The main radiology department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is a modern department offering a range of state-of-the-art imaging facilities to help diagnose health problems. The department undertakes around 165,000 examinations every year.

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