Imaging Department Provides More Patient Scans

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Imaging Department Provides More Patient Scans

The Friarage Hospital's new and improved Radiology Department is complete following almost 2 years of planning and extensive client consultation.

The old Radiology Block has been transformed to provide a modern department with two CT scanners including a new state-of-the-art £900,000 machine – which means more than 100 extra patients can be scanned at the Northallerton hospital each week.

The scanners needed to be installed in an existing part of the hospital in a very tight space. The scheme was further complicated by existing fabric issues and the need for a new plant space, which required fire protecting with a specialist canopy. The whole thing was then screened with fencing for aesthetic purposes and planning obtained for the new structure.

Part of a national programme to provide more diagnostic tests closer to people’s homes, the works have created a spoke site for the Tees Valley Clinical Diagnostic Centre programme which also includes a town centre hub in Stockton and spoke sites at Hartlepool and Redcar.

Read more about the new Radiology Department on the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust news section.

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