By: 5 May 2015
New X-ray systems help increase patient throughput

Blackpool’s Victoria Hospital has been able to increase patient throughput with the help of five new X-ray systems from Siemens Healthcare.

Company news photo_Siemens Ysio

Company news photo_Siemens Ysio

The Ysio systems have been installed in the hospital’s A&E and outpatients and departments, where they are used to perform orthopaedic procedures such as spine and leg alignment work.

Lesley Stanney, Radiology Clinical Manager at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, part of the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, says the orthopaedic package is simpler for radiographers to use than the hospital’s previous system. “The high-resolution image quality is superb, and we’ve been able to increase throughput, which has led to an increase in capacity,” she says. “The increase in throughput has also enabled us to decommission one of our other existing radiology rooms at Blackpool Victoria. This has meant that we now also have the freedom to expand our services further in the near future when needed.”

The Ysio X-ray systems image more than 200 patients per day in A&E, and its ease-of-use and smart ergonomic table design has meant fewer aches and pains for radiographers using the systems. “We’re thrilled with the positive feedback we have received from the hospital staff,” states Philip Tesh, Regional Sales Manager at Siemens Healthcare. “We are proud to have helped Blackpool Victoria Hospital future-proof its services.”