Expansion of at-home reporting workstations for Wigan Trust’s radiology team

Wigan, United Kingdom - 2024

Extending a project which began out of necessity during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic to enable at-home reporting for radiology staff, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Teaching Hospital wished to expand their efforts to enable home working for full time consultants and reporting radiographers.

Key benefits:

  • High and consistent image quality
  • Remote quality and compliance checks
  • Improved productivity and workload management
A radiologist looking at high-res images on a Barco medical display


“Following the roll-out of at-home reporting during the pandemic, many consultants on our team noted what they felt was increased focus, reduced distractions and higher productivity when given the opportunity to report from home,” said Raquel Tuano-Donnelly, Clinical Director of Radiology at Wigan Trust. “This led to us examining the way our teams work and deciding that – even following the return to work as normal – at-home reporting should be incorporated into our long-term approach to work.”


With a focus on continuity between the clinical and at-home reporting experiences, Barco’s partner HSL developed an at-home workspace solution incorporating our Coronis Fusion 6MP display, our renowned diagnostic display which includes an energy-efficient and lightweight design.

In addition to the display’s 30-inch screen, high brightness and contrast ratio, and wide colour gamut which help radiographers see even more colours and detail, all displays are also equipped with Barco’s QAWeb Enterprise that helps hospitals manage quality and assure compliance with less effort, lower cost, and complete confidence. The fully-automated and secure systems support consistent image quality and uptime for all PACS display systems including those operating remotely.


The hospital’s initial pool of 9 to 10 at-home Barco workstations has now expanded to 27. “Whilst the efficiencies and access provided by home reporting are certainly to be celebrated, it is of utmost importance that the quality of reporting and trust in diagnostics remains uncompromised,” said Lee Unsworth, Radiology Lead at Wigan Trust.

Commenting on the continued positive impact of WWL Trust’s at-home reporting program Tom Leyland, Clinical Lead for Imaging Digital Systems at Wigan Trust, said, “Not only has our at-home reporting programme helped to improve productivity for consultants and reporting radiographers, it has also reduced commuting time, increased capacity, and has led to improved job satisfaction which will, in turn, help improve staff retention at a time where radiologists are in short supply.”

Home reporting

It is of utmost importance that the quality of reporting and trust in diagnostics remains uncompromised.

Lee Unsworth

Radiology Lead at Wigan Trust

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