RADIOLOGY departments at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust have become only the fourth NHS facility to be awarded national accreditation.

The departments work across both hospital sites as well as out in the community.

They deliver X-ray, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI as well as other medical imaging services.

The ISAS (Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme) award was in recognition for the department’s high standards.

It was awarded by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, the main body recognised by the Government to assess organisations.

The radiology departments underwent a rigorous two-day inspection of services.

This included talking at length with patients using the services.

Paul Stennett, chief executive of UKAS, told the trust: “By achieving your ISAS award this demonstrates the staff’s on-going commitment to delivering high quality patient focused care and driving continuous improvement.”

Dr Sarah Gurney, the trust’s clinical director and consultant radiologist, said: “Achievement of the ISAS accreditation confirms that we deliver a high standard of service to our patients and we are delighted.

“It acts as motivation for us to continually improve the services we offer.”