Alex was invited to tour CGH’s Radiology Department which has recently received a major upgrade following a separate £6.5m Government grant. The investment follows delivery of the LINAC cancer-busting machines in recent years.
The money has gone towards purchased the latest Siemens scanners – CT, X-Ray and MRI. For patients this equipment means smaller radiation doses, a bigger scan area, better image resolution, and improved infection control through sophisticated ventilation systems. All in all, better patient care.
It also means CGH now has facilities to allow stroke patients to go straight to a CT scanner. Urology patients can also go straight to interventional radiology, improving outcomes.
Writing on Facebook, Alex said: "With this new kit, Cheltenham patients will be getting access to top of the range care. But great equipment is nothing without great staff. So it was really moving to see how enthusiastic the staff were about the quality of care these machines now enable them to provide."