Thursday 5 November 2020
Inverell Hospital’s new Computed Tomography (CT) service will go live on Tuesday 17 November after the new CT room was recently completed as part of the $60 million Inverell Hospital Redevelopment project.
The CT service is located in the new Inverell Hospital’s imaging department and complements the existing X-Ray service providing additional diagnostic and imaging capacity for the hospital.
A CT scanner uses a combination of X-Rays and a computer to take images of parts of the body. It shows more detail than a regular X-Ray.
The new CT service will provide greater convenience to hospital patients, who will be able to use this service in-house rather than be transferred to another facility.
Staff and clinicians provided input into the design for the new CT room, which will feature an advanced Siemens CT scanner.
The Inverell Hospital Redevelopment project involves a major upgrade of the Inverell Hospital to deliver a modern hospital, enhanced services and quality care to patients.
Completed in May 2020, Stage 1A delivered a new acute services hospital to house all existing services and provide expanded capacity for renal dialysis and day surgery.
Stage 1B is underway and includes refurbishing the old hospital to allow the existing community health services to be relocated from their current premises to a more contemporary setting. Stage 1B is expected to be complete by late 2021.
Once the redevelopment project is complete, all acute and community health services will be co-located under one roof providing greater integration of services for staff and patients. This model improves care coordination, which will help patients achieve better health outcomes.
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