League of Friends supports digital x-ray update at Princess Royal

The Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath, has installed a second Samsung GC85 AccE digital x-ray room, supported by MIS Healthcare. The new x-ray unit replaced an old system, which was funded by the hospital’s League of Friends. The advanced features of the GC85 will allow a much higher throughput of patients and streamlined workflow.

Superintendent radiographer Kate Custis said: “Replacement of the old equipment in this room with new technology has been vital and will significantly improve our patients’ journeys. We are very happy with the Samsung GC85. The advanced features will allow increased throughput, reduced waiting times and provide high resolution and lower dose examinations to be achieved.

“The addition of a Planmeca 2D Promax OPG unit has complemented this busy room and provides a significantly improved service for dental imaging.”

Chair of the League of Friends Mercedes Madden added: “The equipment was funded by the Princess Royal League of Friends. Historically over the last 25 years, in liaison with the trust, the League of Friends has always donated funds, so this donation was made with similar guidance from them.

“It seems this new and ultra modern x-ray equipment, along with other major improvements within the department, was overdue. The patients of mid-Sussex now have a 21st century facility.”

Picture: Chair of the Princess Royal Hospital League of Friends Mercedes Madden, radiographer Glenn Mendoza, League of Friends volunteer trustee Peggy Guggenheim, retired surgeon and League of Friends trustee Mike Lavelle, superintendent radiographer Kate Custis, radiographer Natalie Barton and MIS Healthcare account manager David Billett.

Published on page 7 of the August 2022 issue of RAD Magazine.

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