Work to improve the X-ray facilities at Goole and District Hospital is about to get underway.
New digital equipment is being installed and one of the two X-ray rooms on site is getting a refurbishment thanks to a £300,000 injection of capital funding.
The technology will speed up examinations and staff will be able to instantly see the images, which will be of a higher quality; making the whole process from scan to diagnosis more efficient. It also means patients undergoing X-rays will be subject to lower levels of radiation.
Keiley Somers, head of general radiology for Goole, said: “This investment is welcome news to both our staff and patients and will transform the service we offer. Our current equipment is in need of an upgrade and digital X-ray technology is the gold standard for general imaging. We are very proud of this investment and we look forward to the work being complete so we can offer this improved service to patients.”
Disruption will be kept to a minimum and there shouldn’t be any impact on patients requiring an X-ray during the works.
Building work to accommodate the new equipment starts in February and is due to be completed by April. As well as the digital X-ray machine new flooring, lighting and screens will be installed making the whole room a brighter and improved environment for the 700 to 800 patients who use the facility each month.