Heartlands Hospital

img_11681Heartlands Hospital is based in the North East region of Birmingham and services a diverse, multicultural population. With over 700 beds, it is a large site consisting of modern; state-of-the-art buildings purpose built to provide the highest possible quality of patient care and support services, Heartlands is the largest hospital at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. There is a large Postgraduate Centre at this site which houses the Trust’s Faculty of Education as well as extensive library services.

The Hospital offers a highly extensive array of facilities and procedures for its patients and visitors. Heartlands Hospital has a large and busy Emergency department and offers a variety of acute care, including acute orthopaedic work with an emergency orthopaedic theatre operational 7 days a week. It is a regional centre for Thoracics, a regional renal centre, offers critical care and is the site of a large research facility.

The Radiology Department at this site has:

  • 2 CT scanners – 320 and 64 slice (operational 8am – 8pm with emergency scans provided from radiographers on site 24/7)
  • 2 MRI scanners (operational 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week)
  • Ultrasound
  • Gamma Camera with SPECT
  • Interventional Radiology (Flat plate floor mounted C-arm)
  • Cardiology
  • Floor mounted flat plate fluoroscopy Unit
  • State of the art Hybrid Theatre
  • 2 digital Radiology units, 3 Computerised Radiography and OPG
  • Mobiles and mobile c-arms
  • Bone Densitometry

Out of hours ED Radiography Arrangements:

  • 3 Radiographers 8pm – 8am (2 x band 5, 1 x band 6)
  • 3 Radiographers 8am – 8pm (2 x band 5, 1 x band 6)
  • 2 Radiographer 4pm – Midnight (2 x band 5, 1 x band 6))
  • 1 Radiographers 8am – 4pm (1 x band 5)