Axminster Hospital gets new x-ray equipment

PUBLISHED: 07:01 20 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:09 30 April 2018

Pictured at the opening of the new x-ray department are (l to r) team members and League of Friends representatives Anne Wilson, Gillie George, Steve Holt, Dorothy Williamson, Ann, Hazel Cross and Dr Phil Taylor. Picture: SUBMITTED

Pictured at the opening of the new x-ray department are (l to r) team members and League of Friends representatives Anne Wilson, Gillie George, Steve Holt, Dorothy Williamson, Ann, Hazel Cross and Dr Phil Taylor. Picture: SUBMITTED

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State-of-the-art machines give doctors much faster access to clearer images

New digital x-ray equipment costing some £160,000 has been installed at Axminster Hospital.

Half the cost was paid by the League of Friends and the remainder came from the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

The refurbished department was officially opened by Dr Phil Taylor, chairman of the League and senior partner at Axminster Medical Practice.

Already the GPs are reporting vastly superior x-ray pictures being very quickly available to them. They can even pick up them up on their mobile phones.

A League spokeswoman said: “The benefit of this, of course, is that wherever they are with a patient they can review the results immediately. The x-ray pictures are also available to consultants on the same time scale.

“Another benefit for patients and radiographers is that the new digital equipment emits only a very small fraction of radiation in comparison to the traditional equipment. This vastly improves the safety of both patient and operator.”

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