dDR now eases pressure at Witney

Xograph territory manager Liam Neill, Witney Community Hospital senior radiographer Jemma Smith, Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust superintendent radiographer Jane Hallett and Witney Community Hospital x-ray assistant Caroline Newport.


Residents at the West Oxfordshire town of Witney are very passionate about their local community hospital and will no doubt be reassured to know that their local x-ray facilities have been significantly enhanced.


The UK’s first BuckyStar Intuition digital x-ray system, supplied by Gloucestershire-based Xograph Healthcare Limited, has been installed at Witney to replace an analogue x-ray system that had served the local community well over the past two decades. 


Witney Community Hospital is run by the Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust in partnership with the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust Radiological Sciences Directorate.  The established x-ray department treats many referrals from West Oxfordshire GP practices, outreach consultant out-patient clinics, inpatients and supports a very busy minor injury unit. 


Witney made the seamless transition to direct digital radiography (dDR) to ensure greater long-term accessibility for the town’s patients whilst providing effective and efficient healthcare services for the benefit of the local community and surrounding areas.  Since its introduction in April, the new BuckyStar Intuition has helped the department to increase patient throughput without compromising patient care.


See the full report on page 30 of the December 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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