The two X ray machines use the latest digital technology and are located in the new hospital development, close to the orthopaedic, burns and plastic surgery outpatient areas.
The new technology will be based in a more convenient location for patients coming in for a one – stop – shop, where medical staff can review the patient in a single visit to the hospital.
It will help reduce the time they spend in the waiting area for their X ray and will also mean that less patients need to go through the main X ray Department, speeding up the waiting time for other patients.
Tony Ley, Radiology Services Manager for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: " The first machine costing £175,000 enables us to carry out X rays on limbs and joints such as arms, legs, backs and necks, with the second a specialist piece of equipment for teeth and facial problems."
Mr Ley added: "This is part of our commitment to provide high quality patient care by investing in state-of –the-art diagnostic equipment." Ends
For further information please contact:
Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170.