£35,000 investment in X-ray at Shepton Mallet hospital

12 November 2020

A £35,000 investment has been made in X-ray equipment at popular hospital Practice Plus Group Hospital, Shepton Mallet (formerly Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre).

The investment comes at a time when routine operations have resumed at the hospital and as it continues to offer treatment and support to local NHS patients and trusts as part of the regional COVID-19 health response.X-ray

The hospital has installed the new equipment to enhance its digital capacity in the area of X-ray. Not only does this improve the quality of the digital X-ray, so aiding diagnosis, it also means a much lower radiation dose to patients. The equipment makes the process more efficient and quicker, with benefits to patient comfort and experience.

Fiona Nelson, Radiology Manager at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Shepton Mallet, commented: “We are delighted that this investment has been made and will help us to further enhance the service we can provide in this department.”

Andrew Oakerbee, Hospital Director, added: “An outstanding patient experience continues to sit at the heart of everything we do, which is why we are operating under the mantra of ‘Access to Excellence’. This means we will always invest in the best people, techniques, facilities and equipment while ensuring that patients are aware of and act on their right to choose where they are treated. Our latest investment is an excellent example of this.”

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