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Date: 09 July 2021
A new state-of-the-art room was officially unveiled at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA), Portsmouth last week (Wednesday 30 June), which will allow teams to deliver a more timely and high-quality service for patients needing image guided procedures.
Interventional radiology is a rapidly evolving subspecialty, offering a range of procedures to patients from all medical and surgical specialities. With the second room upgraded, it will bring the department some great benefits with more flexibility, improved waiting times for patients and ultimately a better hospital experience.
Louise Oakley, lead interventional radiographer, highlighted: “With the Trust recently receiving university hospital status and its commitment to using cutting edge science and technology, we will be able to support this, allowing the interventional team to participate in research trials that has previously not been possible due to limitations of the old room.
“It will also allow us to develop the service and improve waiting times for our patients, particularly those patients from renal and vascular. This new machine has a lot more functionality, so we can extend our range of procedures and take on more complex cases.”
The million-pound equipment and room replacement will allow the team to carry out procedures including angiograms, angioplasty, microwave ablation as well as take on biopsy cases freeing up CT scanner capacity. “By increasing our multitude of examinations and taking on new cases means we can develop our skills as a team and provide a better service for our patients,” Louise noted.
Leading the project with Louise was Dr David Flowers, consultant interventional radiologist and clinical lead for interventional radiology at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU). He added: “This cutting-edge room will allow us to deliver fantastic treatment options for our patients and increase capacity to deal with the growing demand. It’s really great news for the department and I’m delighted to see it open.”