New X-ray room to open at Welsh hospital

By Jo Makosinski | Published: 21-Sep-2022

Glangwili General Hospital upgrade part of Government's investment in state-of-the-art technology

Staff and patients are set for a boost with news of an upgrade of Glangwili General Hospital’s X-ray facilities.

Hywel Dda University Health Board has been awarded Welsh Government funding as part of a health board-wide imaging equipment replacement scheme, which will allow for a new X-ray room to be built at Glangwili General Hospital.

The development will mean that one of the two existing X-ray rooms will be refurbished, with a new superior digital X-ray room which will facilitate higher standards of diagnosis.

Following numerous breakdowns of the current X-ray room, this new and improved equipment will help improve capacity.

The new equipment will also produce superior image quality at the same time as lowering radiation doses.

And the rejuvenation will mean a new and improved environment for patients, especially paediatric patients.

Construction work is expected to complete in November.

Andrew Carruthers, executive director of operations at the hospital, said: “This investment from the Welsh Government will be a great benefit to our patients.

“The team at Glangwili is committed to the continuous development of services that we offer as a health board and the new equipment will benefit our patients.

“We are excited for the other three acute sites to have their replacement X-ray room within this financial year.”

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