Recording of X-Ray images at East Kent Hospitals

We would like to reassure patients following the recent story in the news around our X-Ray systems.

The team at East Kent Hospitals process almost 700,000 examinations a year. 

We use two record systems: one to store the image and one that holds patient information.

When routinely monitoring our systems, 5000 records show that patient information is included with the image, rather than being recorded on two separate systems.

Many of these are historical records that date back to 2007.

We are now checking and updating these records to make sure information is recorded consistently across our systems.