Careers at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Jan 22nd, 2019
Radiology at University Hospitals Bristol comprises of seven main areas. See below two of our biggest departments to learn a bit about what we do at the Bristol Royal Infirmary: A&E X-ray and the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
Our city centre hospital, the Bristol Royal Infirmary, is open to patients 24/7, 365 days a year. We have a friendly, hard-working team who work closely beside a busy Accident & Emergency department. Within this team, we have a range of specialties including radiographer image reporting, and plain film imaging of the trauma patient. In our department we have three large X-ray rooms capable of imaging patients, who come through on trolleys and beds, two DR and one AGFA CR room. We also cover Bristol Royal Infirmary’s theartres and portable imaging from this area. As well as imaging our A&E patients, we image Trauma & Orthopaedic clinic and ward patients.
The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children is a fun and vibrant department which prides itself on providing a quality radiology service in a child friendly manner. We are very lucky to have top of the range imaging equipment and undertake a range of specialist procedures. As a department we are pledged to the “Image Gently Campaign” and every attempt is made to ensure that radiation dose is kept to a minimum, without compromising on radiographic standards. The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children is a specialist and tertiary paediatric hospital, with almost 180 inpatient beds, including a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU), and four high dependency units (cardiac, surgical, medical and neurosurgical/burns). In addition the hospital is the regional paediatric trauma centre; one of only four in the country. The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children also provides secondary health care for the children of Bristol. We know how to have that work-live balance though with regular CPD sessions, cake days and team socials.