The Western NSW Local Health District has completely overhauled medical imaging equipment used for patient x-rays at the Grenfell Multipurpose Health Service and is encouraging residents to utilise the local facility.
Grenfell Multipurpose Health Service Manager, Ms Pauline Rowston, said the x-ray department is now up to date with all registration requirements, which are valid until 2016.
“The Grenfell MPS is pleased to unveil a collection of finely-tuned medical imaging equipment and an overhauled service model, which will provide increased access for the community,” said Ms Rowston.
“Service hours have been adjusted to facilitate the speedy return of reports and the efficient processing of patients. The x-ray department is now open from 8:30am-2:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.”
The Western NSW LHD is encouraging Grenfell residents to utilise the service, because it will save them a significant amount of time travelling to appointments out of town.
“The system is highly efficient, cost-effective and will save our residents valuable time,” said Ms Rowston.
“Anyone who has used the service before will notice big changes to the x-ray equipment. We now have a fully floating table top with an elevation function, which can lowered or raised to facilitate the best scanning position.”
All general x-ray examinations will require a referral from a doctor and a current Medicare card. All patients are bulk billed.
“Once we’ve finished a patient’s x-ray, their report will be on-sent to a doctor of choice, irrespective of their service location,” said Ms Rowston.
Ms Rowston said an appointment can be booked by calling the Grenfell Multipurpose Health Service any time during business hours on 02 6349 1700.