Jan 27
Temporary Closure Of Gilgandra Mps Medical Imaging Unit

Gilgandra Multi Purpose Service (MPS) wishes to advise the community of the temporary closure of its X-ray services due to an upgrade of their medical imaging facilities.

The Medical imaging department is being expanded and upgraded so there will be two rooms for medical imaging – an ultrasound room and an X-ray room, as well as the installation of new equipment, which is good news for the community.

The work will mean no X-ray services will be available between 28th of January and 2nd of March (approximately); apart from emergency circumstances. During the X-ray service closure the following will occur: • Removal of old equipment

• Modifications to room and installation of new X-ray equipment allowing improved patient comfort and images

• Installation of a new service - an OPG (orthopantomogram) X-ray machine which takes X-rays of the teeth and jaws.

The ultrasound service will continue as normal during this time. Contact the Gilgandra MPS front office for appointments on 6880 5900.

X-ray appointments will be available at Dubbo Hospital for patients from Gilgandra. These appointments can be made by calling 68858682.

Appointments for other imaging services such as CT scans, injections and biopsies are also available to Gilgandra residents at Dubbo Hospital and appointments for these services can be made on 6880 5900. All examinations are bulk billed.

Local GPs have also been advised of the temporary closure and the alternative arrangements in place. Gilgandra