Purpose-built pacing theatre with Alphenix Sky goes live at Countess of Chester Hospital

Countess of Chester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has enhanced cardiac rhythm management and bradycardia pacemaker implantation services, following the installation of an Alphenix Sky ceiling-mounted C-arm.

As a turnkey project with Canon Medical Systems UK, the bespoke pacing theatre included the replacement of a 15-year-old system with the latest interventional imaging technology. The remodelling of the room also included lighting modifications to the right and left to enable greater versatility of pacing on both sides of the patient.

“Chester has a growing ageing population and our pacemaker workload is increasing year-on-year by about seven per cent,” said cath lab manager Gareth Buckingham. “We do approximately 400 cases every year which makes us one of the bigger centres in the area.

Picture: Senior radiographer Polly Taylor, staff nurses Amber Clarke and Sian Jones, healthcare assistant Helen Myers, cath lab manager Gareth Buckingham, staff nurse Jeanette Lovatt, consultant cardiologist Dr Dennis Caulfield, Canon Medical Systems UK service team leader, Midlands and north, Marc Ivison and clinical cardiac physiologist Raquel Domingues.

See the full report on page 8 of the August 2022 issue of RAD Magazine.

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