Radiology Services Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda

Louth Hospitals consist of the following hospitals, Our Lady of Lourdes Drogheda and Louth County Hospital Dundalk. Radiology services are available on both sites.

Mission Statement:

  • The aim of Radiology in Louth Hospitals is to provide a radiological service that is timely, cost effective, and appropriate and of the highest quality making the best use of the resources allocated. This includes a process of continuous quality improvement.

  • This combines a high standard of technical care with an equally high quality of personal care in the best possible environment.

  • We strive to offer a caring and efficient service to patients and their referring doctors, while recognising the rapidly changing priorities arising in acute hospital care.

  • We recognise our legal and moral obligation to limit radiation exposures to the minimum necessary to achieve a diagnosis.

  • Building a work environment where each person is valued respected and has an opportunity for personnel and professional growth.

  • We respect the rights and dignity of both patients and staff.

  • We welcome all suggestions to improve the quality of service we offer. 

Location:

Radiology Department is located on the ground floor, follow signs from the main front hall.

Opening hours:

8.30hrs to 17.00hrs Monday to Friday.

MRI unit open 08.00hrs to 20.00hrs Monday to Friday.

Out of hours on-call system in place 17.00hrs to 08.30hrs Monday to Friday and 24hrs Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Contact numbers:

Ultrasound & General x-ray appointments.               041 9874604

CT Appointments.                                                       041 9874605

MRI Appointments.                                                     041 9805700

Radiography Services Manager.                                041 9874727

Services provided:

General x-ray, Ultrasound, vascular ultrasound, CT, MRI and Interventional radiology.

General Radiology:

Service is provided to all in patients, out patients, out patient clinics, E.D. AMAU and GP patients.

Urgent cases are accommodated on the same day.

There is a walk-in chest x-ray service.

Routine GP patients and non urgent out patients receive this service on an appointment basis.

CT & Ultrasound:

These services are provided to all in patients, out patients, ED, AMAU, and GP patients.

Requests for the above examinations are vetted by a radiologist prior to scheduling.

CT referral must be from a Consultant.  

GPs may request ultrasound examinations.

Please note that most out patient CTs from Our Lady of Lourdes, Hospital are performed in the radiology department in Louth County Hospital Dundalk - ensure you check your appointment letter to see where your CT is scheduled for.

MRI:

These services are provided to all in patients, out patients, ED, AMAU, and GP patients.

Requests for the above examinations are vetted by a radiologist prior to scheduling.

GP appointment:

To obtain an appointment for an x-ray examination the patient must provide an x-ray request form or letter from a GP. Appointments can be made either by posting the request form into the radiology department or by calling into the department. Sometimes the GP will e mail the request directly into the Radiology Department.

Please ensure that if you are unable to attend for your x-ray appointment that you contact the radiology department as soon as possible so that we can give this appointment to another patient.

Results:

The x-ray images will be interpreted by a consultant radiologist and a report is sent to the referring doctor.

Please contact the Radiology Department if you have any queries or concerns.