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NHF To Provide Equipment Upgrade For Cornwall Regional Hospital

NHF To Provide Equipment Upgrade For Cornwall Regional Hospital

The National Health Fund (NHF) has approved funding for the replacement of obsolete radiology equipment for the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH).

The new equipment is expected to remove all unavoidable delays which adversely affect efficient patient care and also help to reduce the time spent on examinations and allow for less repeat examinations. Increased patient throughput leading to more productivity and efficiency is also expected with the upgrade. It is hoped its implementation will ultimately improve the provision of care and allow more timely diagnosis and earlier treatment. Long term cost benefits are also expected.

The upgrade includes the procurement of 85 KW General X-Ray systems, an ultrasound unit for general radiology and a CR system. The project is expected to be completed in nine months.

The Radiology Department is one of the most important departments in any hospital and the acquisition of new equipment will enhance efficiency of the system and timely intervention to improve the quality of patient care.

Cornwall Regional Hospital performs approximately 50,000 studies per year. The average turnaround time from the X-Ray is done to the dispatching of the report is approximately thirty minutes, while the current waiting time for a routine study is six to seven months. The modernization, using digital technology to process, transfer report and archive the X-Rays will greatly improve the efficiency of the department.

The Cornwall Regional Hospital has previously implemented projects funded by the National Health Fund. Included in these are improvements to the Intensive Care Unit, medical oxygen piping and replacement of windows and elevators.

 

For further information contact:

Rosemarie Lee or Jillian Green

Tel. 876 906 1106

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