Radiology Nursing Service

The Radiology nursing team incorporates a team of nurses and health care assistants, headed by the lead nurse working between Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary x-ray departments.

Working hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm with day case facilities across both sites.

There is no on call service. Any acute out of hours care is provided by Bradford Teaching Hospitals.

The Radiology nursing team have a specialist skill set and knowledge and work alongside the Consultant Radiologists and Radiographers as part of the multidisciplinary team.

The nurses also work closely with the wider hospital team including in-patient wards, specialist link nursing teams and outpatient areas.

The nursing role in Radiology

The nurses perform a wide & varied role within the department, however their priority is provision of nursing care for patients undergoing any type of radiological procedure, particularly of an interventional nature, where more nursing care is required.

Examples of such interventional procedures for surgical, oncology, gastroenterology and gynaecology patients include:

  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Urology work e.g., Nephrostomies
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolisation
  • Chest abdominal and pelvic drains and biopsies

The nurses strive to be proactive in ensuring that nurse orientated best practice guidelines are introduced, and adhered to, and that the departments follow regulations regarding topics such as:

  • Infection Control
  • Risk Management
  • Resuscitation legislation

Who to contact to find out more

If you have any queries for our nursing team, they can be contacted on the following number for information or advice: 01484 342500. Please ask the nursing team to speak to the Lead Nurse (Clare Andrews) or a member of the nursing team.

Please note, whilst the nursing team are available between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. they may be working clinically so a message may need to be taken. They will aim to respond to your query as soon as possible, but this may be the next working day.

Meet the team

Many of our nurses have worked within radiology for many years, and have therefore built up a wealth of knowledge and experience.

The more experienced nurses have been able to support to the newer members of the team i.e. two of the nurses have undertaken a course at University to become qualified mentors and assessors of student nurses, and it is these two members of the team that provide the main support for student nurses on placement in the department. The other nurses work as associate mentors.

All the nurses have areas of particular interest, where they are representatives for the department, for example, we have an infection control link nurse who is able to bring specialist knowledge and hospital information back to the nursing team and multidisciplinary team.