About Us

Starlight Ultrasound Limited & Starlight (Hale) Limited are run and managed by Laura Gardner who is a Clinical Specialist Sonographer and a Registered Midwife with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and is also a member of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) and the Society of Radiographers (SoR).
She and her colleagues are trained, qualified, insured and able to perform medical ultrasound on men, women and children.
We have two clinics covering Greater Manchester and the North West of England, one in Bury town centre and the other in Hale village.


Starlight Ultrasound is a diagnostic ultrasound and private midwife clinic meaning all our services are primarily concerned with the health and wellbeing of our users rather than souvenir or entertainment scans.
Despite being a diagnostic and medical clinic, we deliberately ensure both locations appear less clinical to maintain a welcoming, calm and reassuring environment for all visitors.
Customers and patients can access a full range of services from fertility advice, birth plans and parent education classes to antenatal and postnatal checks including home visits, breast-feeding support, blood tests and Non-invasive Pregnancy Testing (Harmony NIPT available).
In addition to fertility and pregnancy scans, Starlight also offers men's and women's general medical ultrasound scans as well as paediatric ultrasound scans for babies, children and teenagers.

All our services are available to book online, via email, social media or over the phone.


Unlike other places we are a diagnostic clinic and all clinical staff are fully qualified and trained medical professionals and specialist Sonographers.
Laura Gardner is a Clinical Specialist Sonographer and Senior Registered Midwife who specialises in the areas of practice offered by Starlight Ultrasound. Laura is based at both our Bury and Hale clinics.
Heather Shaw is a Clinical Specialist Sonographer who is qualified to perform most types of obstetric and general ultrasound including a specialism in Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) ultrasound scans as well as other paediatric scans. Heather is based at our Bury clinic.
Jade Starr is a Sonographer who is qualified to perform obstetric & gynaecology ultrasound scans.

Our clinics comprise of a comfortable scanning room in a relaxed yet clinical environment with a large LCD screen to provide an enhanced viewing experience.

Written reports are provided the same day or at the longest within 24 hours of your appointment.

Urgent pregnancy and reassurance scans are also offered very often with same and next day availability so please call if you cannot see an appointment online.

To see all our services, check availability and book a scan or appointment follow this link or any of the service links in the menus above.


Within our clinics, there is a baby boutique specialising in baby clothes from newborn to 2 years including a premature / tiny baby range. We stock a wide and ever-growing collection of nursery items, gifts and baby accessories.

You can buy any item in-store or online and either choose free click-and-collect from either location or nationwide delivery via our website.

We are exclusive stockists in the area for various brands such as Barcellino, BamBam, Baby GI, Kissy Kissy, Emile et Rose, Pangasa & Bunnies By The Bay.

We have two locations to come and visit us, one in Bury town centre and one in Hale village, Altrincham.