£2 million project to replace CT and X-Ray equipment gets underway at West Cornwall Hospital

A £2 million investment in new CT and X-Ray equipment has begun at West Cornwall Hospital.
The project will replace existing equipment, offering faster scanning and imaging times, along with reduced ionising radiation exposure doses to patients. The X-Ray rooms will be equipped with the latest digital x-ray technology, supporting the diagnosis and treatment of patients seen in the hospital’s Urgent Care Centre.

Paul Sylvester, Hospital Manager said,

“I was extremely delighted earlier this year when the Trust Board gave its final approval for additional investment for new CT and X-Ray facilities at West Cornwall Hospital. Since then a great deal of work has been undertaken to plan the next steps. I am now pleased to be able to say that work began in earnest last week to remove the existing CT scanner and begin the pre-works needed to receive the new equipment.”

Over the next few months a team of contractors will be based on site at West Cornwall Hospital undertaking the necessary preparations to install the new CT scanner and X-Ray equipment. Patients will have their CT scans at RCH during this time. It is anticipated the new scanner will be fully operational by late December, following which work will begin on the new X-Ray equipment to further support clinical imaging services at the hospital.

Paul added, “By early 2018 West Cornwall Hospital will be providing exceptional clinical imaging facilities, closer to home for the people and community of West Cornwall and will continue to work closely with the wider healthcare community to deliver improved services. The Hospital is entering an exciting phase, with the clinical imaging improvements already underway and further improvements planned for Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Audiology next year.”

Added on October 30, 2017, in News - Clinical Imaging / General News