Medical Imaging At Global Diagnostics

Hospital Solutions

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Headquartered in Dundrum, Dublin, Global Diagnostics has grown to be one of the leading providers of quality diagnostic services to the HSE, National Screening Service and NHS and in 2018 will partake in the care of over 225,000 patients.

We design radiology service solutions based on the immediate and long term needs of our healthcare clients and are currently providing radiology solutions to 15 public and voluntary hospitals across Ireland in addition to our accredited private and primary care services.

The award winning Global solution is built on solid value stream workflows developed over our 19 years in business and from a management team with a combined 95 years plus of healthcare provision experience. Our team has grown to over 100 people in Ireland, made up of industry experts who are passionate about innovative healthcare specifically designed around the needs of the patient.

Solutions can include the provision of radiologist reporting services, imaging services provided by radiographers and sonographers, RIS PACS solutions, waiting list initiatives or the provision of a full radiology managed service solution.

For more information contact Managing Director, Caroline Byrne on 086 150 2640.

Global’s public and private services footprint :

Acute XRAY
Acute CT
CT On Call
Hospital 1          
Hospital 2          
Hospital 3              
Hospital 4                
Hospital 5        
Hospital 6                
Hospital 7                  
Hospital 8            
Hospital 9                
Hospital 10                
Hospital 11                
Hospital 12                
Hospital 13        
Hospital 14                
Hospital 15                
Arklow Primary Care            
Swiftcare (3 x Clinics)            
Global Private MRI              
Global Private Ultrasound              

The above chart indicates the range of services Global Diagnostics currently provides throughout Ireland across multiple healthcare facilities, while respecting client confidentiality.

We Provide:

Radiologist Reporting Services

Global Diagnostics has a team of 12 IMC registered and Irish based Consultant Radiologists allowing us to provide a quality assured and dedicated radiology reporting service as a stand alone service or as part of the clients managed service requirements.

Global Diagnostics Reporting Services solution includes:

  • Designated Consultant Radiologist from a list of approved radiologists agreed between the client and Global Diagnostics. All Radiologists CV's, MPS and IMC registrations are provided as part of the accreditation to the Hospital / client site during the engagement preparation
  • Guaranteed 365 day a year access to a consultant radiologist with no down time or reduction in services as a result of holidays, illness etc
  • Protocolling support for all examinations referred to client radiology departments as required
  • Consultant Radiologist report on all studies
  • Contracted times for return of reports based on clinical acuity and hospital contractual requirements
  • Real time communication of critical, urgent and clinically significant results using a closed loop process
  • A quality assurance framework from an accredited award winning provider with a proven track record of providing quality services to the HSE and private sector

Imaging Services Provided by Radiographers and Sonographers

Global have a current panel of over 80 Radiographers, Sonographers and Clinical Specialists who work across Global's 19 clinical sites in their respective roles. While Global do not provide a recruitment agency role, we do provide a range of end to end radiology services including clinical teams. These services are discussed and designed on a bespoke basis with our hospital partners.

RIS PACS Solutions

Global Diagnostics project managed, configured and developed our RISPACS system Go Live in January 2017 which is now in operation across Global's own service sites and has been rolled out to a private hospital client site.

The project for our client included migration from legacy RISPACS system, replacement of the infrastructure, configuration of the system to meet the needs of the local radiology unit, integration with the Hospital PAS, testing, training and deployment.

Global continue to provide ongoing support, hosting and RIS and PACS management services in our client site to date.

Waiting List Initiatives / Back-log Reporting

It is an unfortunate reality that most hospitals are unable to maintain the level of reporting required within the department and in these instances, Global is able to provide additional resource on an ongoing basis.

Global has already provided support to many small and large HSE sites around the country for short term and longer term requirements.

Based on a “per exam” model, this allows hospitals to choose the level of spending and the level of waiting that is acceptable within the hospital system.

Services requested by Global have extended from reporting waiting list to provision of a managed service across all modalities – MRI (University Hospital Limerick), CT (Tallaght Hospital), US (Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital - Drogheda, Tallaght Hospital, Our Lady’s Hospital – Navan) and Plain Film X-Ray (Kerry General Hospital)

Full Radiology Managed Service Solutions

In addition to the range of managed service solutions mentioned above, Global also provides a range of specialist services to hospitals including onsite interventional work, quality assurance and clinical oversight. The range of service provided is discussed and designed on a bespoke basis with our hospital partners.

The Clinical oversight in these sites includes – Medical Director, Practitioner in Charge, Radiation Services Officer, Radiology or Ultrasound Services Manager, operational and administrative support, clinical audit, and quality and risk consultancy, all of which feed in directly into the local governance structures of the hospital.