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Leeds Children's Hospital

Leeds Children's Hospital

Clarendon Wing
Leeds General Infirmary
West Yorkshire

Tel: (0113) 2432799


The Leeds Children's Hospital, a 300 bed tertiary paediatric centre,
was formed in April 2010 after centralization of children’s services at
the Leeds General Infirmary. The hospital provides secondary care to the
infants, children and adolescent patients of Leeds and hosts all
significant tertiary specialties serving Yorkshire and beyond.Apart from
general paediatric medical services the Children's Hospital provides
specialist services in paediatric Surgery, Urology, Gastroenterology,
Pain Management, Endocrinology, Haematology and Bone Marrow
Transplantation, Immunology and Allergy, Respiratory Medicine,
Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, Oncology, Rheumatology,
Cardiology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Neurology,
Neurosurgery and Neurodisability, Neonatology, Critical Care, Palliative
Care, Long Term Ventilation, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy,
Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology,
Adolescent Gynaecology, Teenage and Adolescent Cancer, Emergency
services, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, ENT, Psychology and Child
Protection. The Children’s Hospital receives 18,000 hospital admissions
and 18,000 new referrals. It has 49,000 outpatient attendances per
Paediatric Radiology services are delivered from a dedicated radiology
department within the Leeds Children’s Hospital. It is equipped with 2
general X-ray rooms (one with DR facilities), 3 dedicated paediatric
ultrasound rooms (and two mobile ultrasound machines), a fluoroscopy
suite as well as reporting room, a paediatric meeting and MDT room and
offices. Paediatric MRI is provided within the general MRI department in
Clarendon Wing (2 x 1.5T Siemens Avanto scanners) and paediatric CT
within the general CT department in Jubilee Wing (3 CT scanners) both
with dedicated paediatric waiting facilities. Nuclear Medicine services
are provided from the Cardiac Nuclear Medicine Department in Jubilee
Within the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, the annual number of
paediatric examinations performed in 2011/12 is:
44753 plain radiographs
14704 ultrasound examinations
2282 fluoroscopic examinations
2426 Computed Tomography examinations
6421 MRI examinations
719 Nuclear Medicine examinations
The Radiology Academy is situated in the Clarendon wing of Leeds
General Infirmary and forms part of the existing Leeds and Bradford
Radiology Training Scheme.  The scheme is one of the country’s largest,
with an establishment of 69 trainees and an intake of 13 registrars per
year. The Radiology Teaching Academy offers a wide range of facilities
including PACS workstations, state of the art computer equipment,
dedicated teaching rooms, two lecture theatres, a library and a skills
lab. The latter is used for both ultrasound teaching and the development
of simulator training, whilst the computer rooms are utilised for
e-learning developed as part of the Radiology-Integrated Training
Initiative. Trainees have numerous opportunities to attend MDTs,
radiological teaching sessions and courses held regularly in the
The training scheme is held in high regard within the radiology and
wider NHS Community and places on the scheme are hotly contested.

Paediatric Radiologists
Dr Annmarie Jeanes, subspecialty interest in Teenage and Young Adult
Oncology and Chest Imaging

Dr Jeannette Kraft, subspecialty interest in Paediatric Musculoskeletal

Dr William Ramsden, subspecialty interest in Paediatric Oncology and
Post Graduate Medical Education

Dr Sophie Swinson, subspecialty interest in Paediatric Oncology

Dr Nasim Tahir, subspecialty interest in Paediatric Vascular Imaging
and Intervention

Dr Helen Woodley, subspecialty interest in Paediatric Gastrointestinal
and Liver Imaging

We are currently trying to obtain funding for a fellowship in
Paediatric Radiology. Hopefully at some point in the future this will be
a possibility. Currently we could consider a trainee wanting to do an
OOPE but it would depend on the number of trainees in our scheme wanting
to do paediatric radiology at the same time and the Deanery/Radiology
School. We have established post CCT Radiology Academy Fellowships which
can be done in varies specialties including paediatric radiology but
would include teaching and training duties at the Academy currently for
3 sessions/week.
Our department also runs a course in Paediatric Ultrasound and one in
Cranial Ultrasound yearly.


Written Novenber 2012 by

Dr Jeanette Kraft, TPD and Consultant Paediatric Radiologist