The MRI service is now in full swing in the Radiology unit with shortened waiting times and fewer journeys for local patients. Additionally, other Trusts can utilise the service with the same benefits for their patients and provide valuable revenues for our hospital. We have recently further enhanced the department with the financing of state of the art Fluoroscopy equipment which will largely replace the need for Barium meals and enemas. The equipment’s C arm allows the camera to revolve around the patient rather than having to turn the patient to obtain the required view.
In 2012 we agreed to purchase a retinal scanner for the ophthalmic service. The Cirrus Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT) is particularly beneficial in diagnosis of early Glaucoma and Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD). This new equipment, together with the Yag laser funded in 2010, is providing a comprehensive Ophthalmic service avoiding the need for patients in the New Forest having to travel for their treatment.
COFFEE MORNINGS FOR 2015
The dates for the next three coffee mornings have been announced. The dates are:
Wednesday 27th May
Thursday 25th June
Tuesday 21st July.
This year’s Flag Day will be on 6th June and as always we’re looking for volunteers. We will be collecting in Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Lymington, Milford – on – Sea and New Milton between 9am and 1pm in 1 hour sessions.