Technological advances in the field of radiology, which are currently benefitting patients at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust hospitals, are the focus of a health talk at Good Hope Hospital in July.
Radiology is a rapidly evolving area of medicine and patients at Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals are now benefitting from state- of-the-art equipment as part of a £3 million project to transform the Trust’s imaging offer for its patients.
Throughout the year, at Heartlands, the Trust has completed a £680,000 refurbishment of the interventional radiology suite, a £270,000 digital x-ray room in its Emergency Department and a £425,000 purpose-built general x-ray department, as well as installing a new CT scanner.
Good Hope Hospital will see the arrival of a new CT scanner in July, which follows the installation of a new ultrasound machine and a complete refurbishment of the x-ray room in its Emergency Imaging Department.
The July health talk held by the Trust will be on the topic of the latest developments in technology in radiology and will be led by the Trust’s superintendent radiographer for CT/MRI, Eunan McGlynn.
He said: “The talk at Good Hope will be a great opportunity to inform people about the exciting developments in radiology going on at the Trust but also across radiology as a whole, as advances are happening in imaging technology all the time.
“Upgrading to the latest technology has allowed us to provide our patients with the highest level of care. It is also great to be able to provide staff with the latest equipment and training to enhance their skills and development. The modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment enable us to offer a consistent and continuous 24/7 patient-centred service. The new surroundings will also make a huge difference to not only the service but to all our hospital sites, patients’ and staff’s care and experience.”
The talk will take place in the Education Centre at Good Hope Hospital on Wednesday 26 July, between 5pm and 7pm.
To book your place on the talk please contact Sandra White, membership and engagement manager at the Trust, on 0121 424 1218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Trust runs 10 health talks a year to help raise awareness of a range of health conditions, as well as providing information about the treatment and support that is available.
Visit www.heartofengland.nhs.uk/membership to find out more about upcoming talks and about becoming a member of the Trust.