Daisy Hill staff welcome major upgrade

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Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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Diagnostic staff at Daisy Hill Hospital have welcomed a major upgrade to their department. dh11The £485,000 investment earlier this year involved the replacement of equipment in two of the hospital’s three x-ray rooms to new digital technology. One room was replaced in 2014 so the entire department is now operating from a digital platform. More than 250,000 diagnostic scans and examinations are carried out in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust each year. Ronan Carroll, Assistant Director of Cancer and Clinical Services for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, explained, “The radiography department at Daisy Hill offers a wide range of diagnostic imaging services including CT scanning, ultrasound and x-rays. “As the timely and accurate diagnosis of patients is vital in ensuring patients get the right treatment, we must keep up to date with the very latest technology to ensure our patients get the best possible care. He added, “The installation of this new equipment means that all three general x-ray rooms at Daisy Hill now have the very best technology available, patients have lower exposure to radiation and we can undertake an additional 2,600 x-rays each year from the Department.” The development also includes child friendly wall murals in one of the x-ray rooms. Funded by the Friends of Daisy Hill Hospital and painted by local community artist Damian McMahon, the new child friendly surroundings are a welcome boost to the Department.

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