Queens General Hospital X-ray department renovations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     

LIVERPOOL, N.S. – A new digital radiography unit at Queens General Hospital will improve patient comfort and offer better image quality.

“In addition to improved imaging quality, our new state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine will allow us to perform more procedures in a shorter amount of time, which reduces radiation exposure and improves efficiency. A digital system is easier to operate, and, with ceiling suspended design, is easier to maneuver and better ergonomically for our staff,” said Terry Sansford, manager of diagnostic imaging. 

Out-patient diagnostic imaging tests will not be available at Queens General Hospital in Liverpool during the installation of the new unit. This will begin on April 27 and is expected to take about seven weeks. Roseway General Hospital in Shelburne and South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater will be offering extended hours of service during this time.

Services are available at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, and by appointment at Roseway Hospital in Shelburne. Please call 1-877-742-2571 for appointment times and availability.

The project, which includes renovations to the existing room and infrastructure to allow for the new equipment, has been fully funded by the Queens General Hospital Foundation.

“We are thankful for the foundation’s support to ensure our staff has the equipment and facilities they need to deliver the best and safest care possible to our patients.  This is a wonderful example of the foundation’s ongoing commitment to the staff, physicians and communities served by Queens General Hospital,” said Chris Connolly, western zone director, diagnostic imaging. “We look forward to providing an improved imaging service in the very near future.” 

 “The foundation is pleased to support projects that benefit patients and staff at Queens General Hospital and ensure our community has access to modern, up-to-date facilities and equipment,” said foundation chairman Dr. Al Doucet. “We are grateful for the community’s ongoing support of our fundraising activities.”

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