The radiology department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been given a national mark of quality for the seventh year running, which health bosses said ‘prove it is one of the best in the country.’
Given by the Royal College of Radiologists and Society of Radiographers, the Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) focuses on five key areas: Leadership and management, clinical excellence, facilities, resources and workforce, patient experience, and safety.
Radiology manager Vera Mountain said: “ISAS accrediation provides evidence for comissioners, providers, and patients that this has been an externally-assessed imaging service and is safe and of a high quality.
“The process itself will promote service improvement in individual organisations and is a national quality driver.
“There has been a real team effort in order to achieve this prestigious award.
“The teamwork needed by staff has led to a sense of unity and pride, not only in the achievement itself, but in knowing that our service is of a high quality.”