Mar 27
New imaging machine at Bathurst Hospital improves services for patients

Bathurst Hospital's Medical Imaging Department has recently installed a state-of-the-art CT machine that will offer a more comprehensive service to the Bathurst community.

Chief Radiographer, Corey Hemopo said the new machine offered a range of advantages over the CT it is replacing.

“It is faster, safer for patients because it uses ultra-low radiation, and its features will make it easier for staff to perform interventional procedures such as therapeutic spinal injections and biopsies," Mr Hemopo said.

“The new technology definitely improves our diagnostic capability, which is great news for local patients."

Mr Hemopo said that while the new CT would be used on patients in the hospital and for emergency patients, anyone in Bathurst who required a CT scan could access it.

“Patients who need an X-ray, ultrasound or CT scan can ask their doctor to refer them to the Hospital's Medical Imaging Department," he said.

“These examinations are bulk billed which means Medicare will pay the hospital to perform the scan, so your local hospital benefits when you use the medical imaging department."

For more information about medical imaging services in Western NSW Local Health District, please visit our website: https://wnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/our-services/medical-imaging.

Media enquiries: Brendan Williams, Media Manager, Western NSW Local Health District via brendan.williams@health.nsw.gov.au