Children Attending Radiology

Children Attending Radiology

Children attend the Radiology department at the North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) for several reasons; this might be for an appointment for themselves, they may be accompanying an adult or sibling to their appointment or they may be having a pre-visit prior to any imaging appointments.

The radiology department is a very busy department, and although every effort is made to see children as quickly as possible, unfortunately delays sometimes occur and so it is important to ensure that the child brings with them a toy, game or book to keep them occupied while they wait.

Children attending the radiology department remain the responsibility of the parent or guardian at all times.

In most cases a Parent or Guardian will be able to accompany the child into the x-ray or scan room, however due to limited safe space in the controlled area, other members of the family will not be able to be present in the x-ray room and will have to wait outside; it should be considered carefully who will accompany the child into the x-ray room if the Parent attends with multiple children as there is no provision or requirement for staff to look after children in the radiology department.

Patient Information Leaflet - Children Attending Radiology

Last updated: March 30, 2023.

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