Child-friendly Service

Radiology paediatric special interest group

A small group of radiographers lead the radiology team’s commitment to providing paediatric imaging. This is led by Sue Theakston, superintendent and paediatric lead radiographer.

Presentations have been given as part of the CPD talk of the month for all staff in the department. These have included: communicating with children, paediatric chest pathologies, paediatric pelvis positioning, childrens’ fractures and paediatric CT head imaging.Interesting cases are discussed and any research into conditions is shared.

Radiology child friendly waiting area

Children can find out about Nick the cabin boy as they wait for their x-ray

Discussions have been held about improving the environment and waiting times and focus groups with parents have led to us providing extra changing facilities in both James Cook and Friarage radiology departments. We also have a interactive ‘way-finding’ route from children’s outpatients to radiology and have made the waiting area in the department more child friendly.

Staff from this group have been strongly involved in the following projects:

  • Paediatric waiting times
  • Satisfaction surveys
  • Healing arts project