X-Ray unit replacement project complete

Date: 28/06/2021

Milton Keynes University Hospital has completed a six-month project to upgrade the Trust’s two ageing X-ray units and refurbish their rooms in the Outpatients’ (OP) Department.

The £800,000 replacement project has already started reducing waiting times for patients and cutting delays to OP clinics, improving patient experience with more accessible, better lit areas that are well ventilated, and new changing cubicles for patients, whilst also improving staff working conditions with spacious workspaces and maintaining staff safety.

Tracy Reid, Interim Imaging Services Lead at MKUH, said: “I am delighted that we have now completed this replacement project, which will greatly benefit patients and staff. The two old X-ray units were becoming unreliable and the central work area was cramped, poorly lit and not well ventilated, so our radiographers now have light and airy work areas, while the patient areas are now much more bright and welcoming, and the feedback from both patients and staff has been excellent.”