The radiology department at Arbroath Infirmary is set for a new £139,000 upgrade, NHS Tayside announced on Tuesday.
The new radiography equipment will give higher quality images and it is hoped that the refurbished room surroundings will further improve patients’ experience
The building work and equipment installation is now underway and this means that there will only be a partial radiography service provided at Arbroath Infirmary until work is completed in mid April.
There will be no change to the minor injuries service or to the ultrasound service and all inpatients will be x-rayed as usual at Arbroath.
A mobile x-ray service is being provided and will carry out examinations for patients requiring x-rays for chest, hands, shoulders, feet and knees.
Patients requiring hip, pelvis, spine or abdomen x-rays during this period will be given a list of local hospitals by their GP that they can attend, which include Ninewells, Stracathro and Kings Cross hospitals.
A GP open access service is also provided at these sites.
Dr Gavin Main, consultant radiologist with NHS Tayside, said, “We apologise for the inconvenience this temporary change in service may cause.
“However, this positive investment in Arbroath Infirmary will improve patient experience and therefore we thank the local community for their cooperation at this time.”
For help and advice about where to attend, patients can speak to their GP, call the Arbroath x-ray reception on 01241 822524 or the Kings Cross x-ray reception on 01382 596968.