Royal Philips joined staff at Royal Cornwall Hospital to celebrate the opening of a new scanning suite and dedicated haematology and oncology ward, complete with Philips MRI Ambient Experience system.
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has opened its purpose-built Trelawny scanning suite and Lowen haematology/oncology ward at its Treliske site in Truro. The extension to the Trelawny wing became fully operational on June 26, almost three years to the day from the beginning of building work.
The scanning suite has two state-of-the-art MRI scanners with room for a third scanner when funding allows, four ultrasound rooms, in-bed waiting areas that are separated from outpatient areas, an observation area and an anaesthetic room. Both MRI suites are fitted with ambient experiences and special visual effects, including film choices that can be selected by the patient to help them stay calm during treatment, often reducing the need for anaesthetic.
Philips UK and Ireland managing director Mark Leftwich said: “After three years of partnership and collaboration, this marks an extraordinary milestone for staff and patients at Royal Cornwall. The purpose-built spaces have not only been designed meticulously to support patients and their families, but also the clinical teams behind their care.
Picture: Cutting the ribbon to the Lowen haematology/oncology ward are Sarah Caskey, Bryson Pottinger and Steve Williamson.
See the full report on page 6 of the August 2023 issue of RAD Magazine.