This department has benefited greatly from our link with Countess of Chester Hospital who have sent teams of radiographers, radiologists and ultrasonographers on a regular basis over the past 4 years. Some of our Staff have made reciprocal visits to Chester for experience and training. In addition, we have received some very valuable support including a machine to process x-rays and ultrasound equipment.
With our increasing surgical and orthopaedic workload, it would really be helpful to have an image intensifier as at present we only have a single static x-ray unit meaning that patients have to go to the Imaging building for x-ray. This is not practical for some patients and an image intensifier would be valuable in theatre in some procedures including orthopaedic operations.