Pictured with an Aplio MX at South Petherton Community Hospital are ultrasonographer Andrea Gane, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust acting hospital matron Wendy Grey, Toshiba Medical Systems clinical applications specialist Shane Hanlon, NHS Somerset project director capital development Wendy Marshfield and superintendent consultant sonographer Steve Savage.
The South Petherton Community Hospital, part of Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has purchased a Toshiba Aplio MX ultrasound system for general, gynaecological, vascular and musculoskeletal imaging.
The £18m hospital, which opened its doors in June this year, is the result of campaigning by The League of Friends, the local community and healthcare providers, keen to keep a hospital in the area after the collapse of part of the roof on the old building in April 2004.
The hospital provides the people of Somerset with a centre of excellence for stroke rehabilitation and primary care, with six beds of 24 allocated for stroke patients. Other facilities include diagnostics (x-ray and ultrasound), multi-disciplinary therapy services and a specialist mobility centre.
See the full report on page 6 of the October 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.