Within the Trust there are two main Ultrasound departments at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI) and Calderdale Royal Hospital (CRH). In addition, peripheral ultrasound machines are located on each site within the Early Pregnancy Assessment units, Ante-Natal Day Units, Breast Units, Intensive Care Units and Special Care Baby Units. Ultrasound machines are also located within satellite units at Valley Medical Centre, Hebden Bridge and Princess Royal Hospital, Huddersfield.
The departments perform many varied examinations, from obstetric scans to complicated interventional procedures, such as prostate biopsies. The majority of the scans are undertaken by Advanced Practitioners, highly qualified members of staff who report their own examinations. As The Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is a forward thinking organisation, some of the Advanced Practitioners perform biopsy and drainage procedures, which has led to a reduction in waiting times for such treatments.There is a wide range of modern equipment on both sites, most being the latest technology. Additionally, there is an effective programme for renewal of equipment.
Where to find us
Main ultrasound HRI- lower ground floor within the Radiology department CRH – 1st floor within the radiology department.
Who to contact to find out more
For CRH appointments - 01422 222295
For HRI appointments - 01484 342501
Meet the team
The ultrasound team comprises of many experienced sonographers, many with over 15 years experience, as well as newly qualified staff. They have a comprehensive range of specialities from breast to vascular, obstetric to interventional as well as all having general ultrasound skills. At least two sonographers regularly lecture to peer groups and major conferences and have involvement with the Leeds Uni Training postgraduate training programme. The Service Lead is a qualified clinical assessor with employment with Leeds University to assess postgraduate training in the northern region. Two of our sonographers have Masters in Clinical Ultrasound.