Radiology Department: Louth County Hospital, Dundalk

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. 

Radiology Louth County Hospital Dundalk:

Location:

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

Opening hours:

09.00hrs to 17.00hrs Monday to Friday.

Out of hours on-call system in place for Minor Injury Unit patients 17.00hrs to 21.00hrs Monday to Friday and 14.00hrs to 18.00hrs Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Contact numbers:

Main Reception (General  & Ultrasound Appointments).      042 9385438              

CT Appointments.                                                                   042 9381389  

Radiography Services Manager.                                            042 9364218  

Services provided:

General x-ray, Ultrasound, vascular ultrasound & CT.

General Radiology:

Service is provided to all in patients, Out Patients, Out Patient Clinics, Minor Injury unit and GP patients.

Urgent cases are accommodated on the same day.

There is a walk-in chest x-ray service, 09.00 to 17.00hrs Monday to Friday.

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

CT & Ultrasound:

These services are provided to all in patients, out patients, Minor Injuries Unit, and GP patients.

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

CT referral must be from a Consultant.  GP requests only when recommended by a Radiologist.

GPs may request ultrasound examinations.

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 by phone or by calling into the department.

To cancel or reschedule an appointment please contact 042 9385438

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.