20-year imaging equipment partnership renewed with CT upgrade project
The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHSGroup, has bolstered a 20-year image equipment relationship with Canon MedicalSystems UK with the introduction of three new CT systems across the Trust in as many months.
The Royal Oldham Hospital has taken delivery of its Aquilion ONE GENESIS Edition CT to futureproof demand pressure on its 24/7 trauma imaging service, particularly for cardiac. Fairfield General Hospital in Bury has a new Aquilion Prime SP CT to enhance frontline stroke imaging services, and Rochdale Infirmary has also received an Aquilion Prime SP CT to help alleviate scanning pressures. All hospitals had interim mobile CTunits on site managed by Canon Medical Systems UK for continuity of patient scanning with no downtime during the installation project.
“For 20 years Canon Medical Systems, formerly Toshiba Medical Systems, has delivered great service to us so they were the obvious choice to go with to upgrade our CT systems. We also have six of its CT systems across the Trust so a standardised equipment strategy helps with giving staff operational continuity,” states Tamsin Hamilton, CT Service Manager at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
She continues, “Pressure on our imaging services keeps increasing, for example urgent cancer referral scans have gone up by 37% in the last year alone. To be fighting fit, newCT systems will help us meet future imaging demand and continue to provide thehighest standard of care to our patient population.”
“Retaining a CT customer such as The Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trust for over 20 years is a great accolade and testimony to our service team who frequently goes theextra mile in answering every question or concern. We look forward to working in partnership with the Trust into the future and supporting all its application and maintenance needs,” states Colin Murray, Account Manager at Canon Medical SystemsUK.