Dorset radiology departments celebrate national recognition

14th January 2020

Radiology departments at Victoria Hospital (Wimborne) and Swanage Hospital deliver top quality services for patients – and that’s official.

Both hospitals, run by Dorset HealthCare, are the first in the county to receive national accreditation from the Quality Standard for Imaging (QSI).

The QSI assessment and accreditation programme is designed to ensure diagnostic imaging services, including x-ray and ultrasound, provide patients with consistently high quality services.

It also guarantees the services are delivered by competent staff working in a safe environment.

Both departments voluntarily applied for the assessment and worked for two-and-a-half years to meet the standards required to achieve the award.

Suzanne Holloway, the Trust’s Radiology Services Manager, said: “I am incredibly proud of the teams in Wimborne and Swanage. Both worked tirelessly to achieve this and I would like to thank them all for their hard work and support during this journey.

“As we strive to provide high quality care to our patients each and every day, our QSI award provides additional assurance to everyone that visits the hospital that they are receiving high quality, safe and effective services.”

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Swanage Hospital and Victoria Hospital radiology teams

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