The Hon Matt Kean MP Member for Hornsby was joined by his colleague Alister Henskens SC MP in officially opening the Medical Imaging Department at Hornsby Kuring- gai Hospital.
Mr Kean said, “As part of the much needed upgrade we now have the best diagnostic tools for local patients. This upgrade basically doubles the size of the old department and ensures our hospital can provide quality care for our community long into the future. I am thrilled to officially open the Hornsby Hospital Medical Imaging Department!”
For the first time patients can now have a MRI without needing to be transferred outside the hospital. Other new facilities include: a Fluoroscopy Unit and an Orthopantomogram (OPG). In addition to existing equipment, there is now a new CT scanner, two more X-Ray rooms, and three new Mobile X-Ray units.
“The people of Hornsby can take pride in knowing that we are home to a truly state of the art hospital”
The Fluoroscopy Unit is a new addition which is crucial in monitoring speech and swallowing for stroke patients. This state of the art equipment allows physicians to see the functioning of internal structures both real time and on recordings.
The new Orthopantomogram allows for dental X-Rays and scans, enabling Hornsby Hospital to broaden its operations and eliminate the need for patient transfers.