Chippenham X-ray service back on line

Posted: November 16, 2012

New equipment installed and major refurbishment

The X-ray service at Chippenham Community Hospital will be back up and running from Monday 19th November following a £130,000 project to replace the old X-ray machine and carry out a major refurbishment.

The X-ray machine broke down back in February this year and was not able to be repaired due to its age.  A temporary mobile X-ray machine was put in place to accommodate minor injury patients and some GP patients while the work was being completed, with some support from X-ray clinics at Trowbridge Hospital and the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

As well as the installation of new up to date equipment, the area has been refurbished with new lighting and flooring helping to significantly improve patient experience.

Gail Powell, Radiology Manager at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said:

"I am delighted that the x-ray facilities at Chippenham Hospital are fully operational again, and that we are able to offer patients a more modern and comfortable environment to suit their needs.  This is a big investment by the local NHS in the service and a sign of commitment to X-ray at Chippenham.

We're aware of the inconvenience caused to some patients whilst the repair works were being carried out, particularly those with transport difficulties, and would like to thank them for their patience.

The revamp of the X-ray service means that we can continue to ensure patients in the local area have access to, and are receiving the best treatment possible."



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