X-ray kit will ‘future proof’ hospital MIU

PUBLISHED: 16:05 25 February 2015

The new equipment will be installed at Clevedon's MIU

The new equipment will be installed at Clevedon's MIU

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SOME of the newest X-ray equipment in the region will be installed at Clevedon’s hospital to ‘future proof’ the facility.

Work will begin in the minor injuries unit (MIU) from next week to upgrade the technology at the Old Street site.

As well as allowing patients to be seen quicker, it will also provide a more reliable and efficient imaging service. It will also be more comfortable for patients compared to the current equipment.

Matt Croughan, MIU clinical and operational lead, said: “This is a great investment for our patients that will not only future proof the X-ray facility at Clevedon MIU but also provide a seamless service for all.

“Currently we see more than 200 patients a week at the facility. This new equipment will mean much quicker turnaround times for X-ray, meaning we can see even more patients in the same amount of time.”

The new technology has been funded by North Bristol NHS Trust.

While it is being installed, over the next six weeks a mobile X-ray machine will be available at the MIU for people attending with minor injuries or broken bones. The work will also result in temporary changes to imaging services for GP patients, who will be referred to either Southmead Hospital or Weston General Hospital until the new equipment is fitted.

For more details about the MIU and the services it offers visit www.nscphealth.co.uk/services/minor-injuries-unit


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