Hospital chief insists 'no risk' from X-ray backlog
on 14/03/2013 08:02:56
The reports have yet to be typed and given back to the doctors who originally referred the patients.
Eilish Hardiman has said the concerns about the backlog, outlined in a memo written by a consultant at the hospital, are centred on the temporary voice-recognition solution put in place to resolve the problem.
And she said that any scans that revealed anything unusual have been prioritised, as have children's X-rays.
"We have a clinical governance process in place whereby… when the radiologists see an issue that they didn't expect or wasn't anticipated, or is a diagnosis (of which the referring clinician needs to be informed)… we have a process in place whereby they contact the referring clinician on that day and that is prioritised."