The radiology department at Wimborne’s Victoria Hospital is to undergo a major revamp in the New Year.
Thanks to £255,000 of charitable funding from the Friends of Victoria Hospital, the Dorset HealthCare-run site will be refurbishing two x-ray rooms to deliver improved imaging and increased capacity.
Work will begin on Tuesday, 3 January, and it will involve adjustments to radiology services at the hospital for around 13 weeks.
A temporary facility will continue to provide x-rays on site, though there may be a few exceptions.
Where appropriate, some patients may be booked in at Poole Hospital, or offered the option of appointments at Swanage Hospital. Ultrasound services will continue to be provided from Victoria Hospital during this time.
The project is due to be completed by 31 March.
Brad Rootes, Dorset HealthCare’s East Dorset and Purbeck locality manager, said: “I’d like to say a big thank-you to the Friends for this generous charitable donation. These improvements will make a huge difference to the radiology department and the facilities it can offer.”
Anne Salter, Friends of Victoria Hospital chairperson, said: “The Wimborne community takes great pride in its wonderful hospital and hardworking staff and continually supports the Friends with donations and legacies which, in turn, allows us to fund these major projects.
“We are absolutely delighted with the changes being made and how this will improve the service for the future.”
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